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Peter Rose
Peter, February 2020

I started this website back in the late 1990s as a way for friends to keep up with my activities. The site has expanded since then in many ways beyond the few, simple pages of content I began with. I've met a lot of great folks from all around the world because of this site, and look forward to meeting many more.

The web in general has grown and changed considerably as well. Static personal web sites such as this one have mostly been replaced with interactive blogs, and other online social media and social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.

As a senior web based business applications software engineer, I watched all of this development over the years with great interest, seeing what a remarkable change this was for building communicative relationships on a huge scale. When I started this site, not only wasn't that possible, it was unheard of.

But I had, and still have, no interest in broadcasting my activities to the world through these social media venues. Rather, I simply chose to continue with this basic, straight forward format.

The businesses I have, and have had, as referenced here are not social media type entities, anyway. They're simply activities that I engage in. Clients find me either by stumbling onto (er... that would be referred to) this site, word of mouth, or through standard marketing and advertising methods.

This isn't a web blog with interesting things being written about. It's just a way for me to record the ordinary things going on in our lives, as well as a central listing of the other activities I'm engaged in. I enjoy writing, and so this was more of a relaxing escape for me from my busy work life, and now a relaxing enhancement for me in retired life, than it is to provide witty entertainment for casual visitors.



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      For this year's events from January to now, see this year's archive page.

Pitiful Disclaimer....
I'm sorry, but many times I get far behind in creating and posting the detail page and corresponding pictures that go along with an event entry. Bear with me as I try to keep up with these postings....

06/27/22: Relaxing Sunday
Though it was hot (90+) and the air was heavy with humidity, we had a nice relaxing day. Mid afternoon, our friend Nancy came over to discuss some things with Sue. They sat out on the screen porch sipping Sue's drink of the day: lavender lemonade with vodka, a really smooth and wonderful summer drink.

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We had invited Nancy to stay for dinner, and so she had brought desert: a marvelous blueberry pie that we had with a couple of scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.

While they were finishing up their work, I poured myself a glass of the bottle of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon and started concocting the evenings dinner. The wine was great, and paired gracefully with my on the fly created tarragon herb chicken with sauteed mushrooms in a basil and thyme cream sauce with a side of thyme steamed asparagus.


06/27/22: Another Great Sunset Over The Ridge
So, once again we're sitting on the sofa watching a movie when Sue jumps up on cushions to look out the window to the west. She jumps down, and proclaims that we have to drive up to the ridge to catch the sunset, so off we go. It was worth it....

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My attempt....


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Sue's outstanding shot!

06/30/22: 4th Of July Holiday Weekend
We actually just had a pretty quite and relaxing 4th of July weekend. Living in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, major holidays like this result in hordes of tourists flooding into the area, and clogging up the roads. We choose our times to go anywhere carefully, and just stay on some of the back roads when we can. It's more scenic anyway....

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Fireworks from the ridge Monday night.

07/06/22: Dinner At Gilmanton Pub
We had been wanting to have dinner at the Gilmanton Pub this summer on their outside patio. What better time to go than a beautiful Wednesday evening in July. And particularly great that we did go to the Pub because we found out that it's for sale! I hope the new owners keep it as a pub because it's such a terrific historical building and business.

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Outside patio at the Gilmanton Pub


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Actually, I had to combine this summer celebration with celebrating my largest trading loss to date due to a failure of mine to pull a buy stop limit order after closing my short position ahead of that. A not so insignificant $24k loss.

You gotta celebrate the bad with the good. What a hit after just celebrating on the 4th my largest monthly gain of $30k for June. I even did a video post on this: Stupid Or Careless But Probably Both as well as a follow up to that as to how I made out: Stupid Or Careless Part 2.


07/07/22: Sue Off To RI
After Sue and I took Beau for a walk along the Mad River Thursday morning, she packed up the car and headed off for RI. She was meeting Jill, and then they were going to see Cirque du Soleil Crystal in Providence, RI. She stayed overnight with Jill in Westerly, and then picked up 2 of Michelle's girls to come up here for a couple of days.

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Sue and me walking Beau on Thursday before she left.


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Just me walking Beau on Friday.

07/08/22: Michelle's Kids Visit
When Sue got back from her trip to RI, she had Michelle's girls with her for a weekend visit.

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Sue blowing bubbles up on the hill in the back yard with Priscilla and Naomi.

07/12/22: Hike Up Blue Job
Tuesday 07/12/22 Sue and I decided to take Beau on a hike up Blue Job mountain to see if there were any wild blueberries we could pick for Sue to make a pie.

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It was getting pretty hot with the sun and so Sue kept giving Beau water.

It was a beautiful day, with expansive views. But the blueberries were very small and almost bitter to the taste. But we had a good time!


07/13/22: Lavender Fields at Pumpkin Blossom Farm
Wednesday 07/13/22 Sue and I took a drive to Warner, NH to visit one of just a few lavender farms in New Hampshire.

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On the way over, we stopped to see Sue's friend Linda. She sells day lilies and other flowers out of the numerous gardens surrounding her home. It's just a beautiful place to wander through, and of course we had to get an addition for Sue's gardens back home!

The lavender farm was only about a half hour from Linda's, and so we were there by 4:30 pm or so. And what an interesting place that is!


07/14/22: Flowers Galore
So many of Sue's flowers have just bloomed so beautifully that we both took some pictures of the front flower garden as it was just spectacular in the bright sun.

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