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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....

03/12/22: Late Winter Storm Walk
Getting pretty late in the season to have such a strong snow storm, but we got it! Couldn't pass up the opportunity to take Beau for a walk in the woods out back.

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03/13/22: Steve and Cathy For Dinner
It had been awhile since we've gotten together with our friends Steve and Cathy, and so we invited them up for dinner with us Friday evening 03/13/22. We celebrated 5 years to the day in moving in here to our home.

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They brought the gift of a log to keep us warm. We needed that this evening!

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And dinner was great fun.

03/19/22: Marion And Lori Visit
Sue drove over to the airport in Manchester, NH to pick up her two cousins Marion and Lori for a week's visit.

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Lori, Kathleen, Alan, Sue, Ronald, and Marion

The main reason for their visit was in response to Sue relaying the health of their uncle Ronald. At 88 years of age and in failing condition, they wanted to spend some time with him now when he was feeling well and in good spirits.

Sue and I took Mia for a pottery class 02/21, and Sarah just finished glazing them for us. So, check out the page for the final results!

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04/02/22: Colin Birthday Dinner And Surprise
Sue and I invited Colin and Swayzie over to celebrate his 35th birthday, but we were the ones to get a real surprise!

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04/04/22: Off To the E.R.
Oooops.... Ended up in ER this morning. EKG, chest x-ray, and then cat scan of stomach discovered intestinal viral infection. Just some random virus but painful. Nothing to do but be nice and no wine for a few days I guess. Very, very lucky. Other than that, all other tests show showing great heart, respiration, and generally good shape. Sanchin....

04/07/22: Daffodils Poking Their Way Up!
The daffodils are starting to pop and bloom!

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04/11/22: Snow Peaked Mt. Washington!
Amazing that there is still a heavy snow pack up on Mt. Washington.

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04/17/22: Quiet Easter
Sue and I had a nice, quiet Easter, ending the day with ham in an herbed sauce that I fixed with a sides of fresh asparagus, baked sweet potatoes, and a bottle of Erath Pinot Noir.

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04/19/22: Drive To Concord, NH
Sue wanted to visit a camera store over in Concord, NH, and so we headed out mid afternoon.

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Those angry gray clouds brought enough of a sprinkle of cold rain that we headed for the car.

We had a nice drive over, and walk around the main downtown area after stopping into the camera store. It was a little windy, and that brought a real chill to the air as we stopped by the Capitol building for Sue to take this spectacular picture.

On the way home, we stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at The 99 Restaurant.

04/22/22: Funeral In Plymouth, NH
Is was a sad day for us to drive up to Plymouth, NH to bury Sue's step-mother, Mary.

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Sue was so very close to her, and I had enjoyed the interactions that I had with her the few times that I was with her, or spoke with on the phone.

Mary was buried next to Sue's father in a lovely cemetery just outside of Plymouth. The after service gathering was so nice as Sue got a chance to visit with Mary's sons that she had grown up around.

04/23/22: Cold Day At Mia's Lacrosse Game
Our grand daughter Mia had a lacrosse game in Dover, NH that we went to Saturday morning 04/23/22.

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That's Mia, Number 10, scrapping for the ball just like I had watched her mother Marissa do at the games I went to watch her play.

But, man... the wind was just brutal; just penetrating as it swept down over the trees across the field right at us on the sidelines.

04/24/22: Sunday Dinner Party For Two
I found this really interesting recipe for Honey Vinegar Pork With Brussels Sprouts And Sweet Potato that I just couldn't pass up making for our Sunday Dinner Party For Two.

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It turned out mah-vo-loose! And what a great bouquet of daffodils Sue picked from her garden!

04/25/22: First Meeting Toast
Steve and Cathy had come for dinner last night, and Steve took this picture of us for Chuck as we toasted to our first meeting 04/25/19.

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04/25/22: Mia Overnight
Because Sue was down in Dover for some things, she stopped off and scooped up Mia for an overnight visit Monday 04/25/22.

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Sort of a breezy, chilly, overcast day over Lake Winnipesaukee in the distance.

It was a great time, and Mia would have stayed another night, but she had other plans for early Wednesday morning. She's a busy little girl!

04/30/22: Great Pictures of Mia's Lacrosse Game
Sue and I drove down to Dover Saturday morning 04/30/22 to watch Mia play lacrosse. And man, was it cold! The wind just blasted down on us from across the field. Maybe that's what fired Mia up because she scored 4 goals.

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Pre game warm up practice with mom.

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Digging for the ball.

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Here she comes, flying down the field!

05/01/22: Out Walking Beau Sunday
It was such a nice day Sunday 05/01/22 that I tagged along with Sue to walk Beau. She thought it would be nice to take him along Mad River as the water was running hard from the recent rains.

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I love that area not only for the river, but also the beautiful views if you hike up along the ridge line — which we did.

I'm glad we went up along the ridge because Sue said it wouldn't be long before the grasses grew up because the ticks would be everywhere. And, we're coming up on our fierce... ah, that would be: wonderful... Black Fly Season, which is Mother's Day through Father's Day: something you just have to bear with....

After we got back home, Sue finished packing, and headed out to Rhode Island. She ended up staying over Monday night as well as she was helping a friend with some major health issues. The Beau Dog and I weathered through on our own, but it was good to have her back Tuesday.

05/07/22: Summer Set Up And Lavender Hunt!
Finally: Saturday 05/07/22 was a great day to anticipate warmer weather by getting the yard and porch ready for Summer! And, after successfully completing all of that, Sue and I drove over to Holis NH on a lavender Hunt!

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Next up after moving the wood storage rack from the porch out to the barn was to get the furniture set up out there.

05/08/22: Mothers Day Hike And Dinner
For Sue's Mother's Day, after a nice scrambled eggs with sausage breakfast, I went with her to walk Beau along the Mad River again.

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The water was really surging over the rocks as we walked along River Road to the bridge.

When we got back to the house, Sue parked in herself in a lawn chair in the sun out by the barn chatting with Lucas while I took about an hour to do the prep work for dinner: a rather complicated, 4 major component meal.

05/10/22: Colin Working House Fire
A photographer captured this picture of a house fire that Colin had been called out for. That's him on the ladder working to put out a section of the blaze that spread rapidly caused by embers falling from a charcoal grill onto an outside deck.

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05/12/22: Save Betty!
Sue is TOSSING Betty out in Saturday's yard sale!!! Does anyone want her???? SAVE Betty!!!!

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Save Betty!

Betty is a scarecrow from my Fall display when I lived at the condo in Dover. She first started out as only a decoration from early Fall through Thanksgiving, but then transitioned into a permanent fixture in the front entry hall, and later: a sometime appearance here at our home on the mountain.

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Marissa with friend "Betty" looking right off deck at The Garrison on a beautiful October 23rd Fall day in 2004.

So, there she stood proudly in the corner greeting all visitors, scowling at those she didn't care for, keeping her opinions to herself, not concerned with global warming, economic crisis, Black Fly Season... Nothing. And now, to be dismissed?

And a plea to the kids to "Save Betty!!! was met with "Betty's not getting saved here," from Colin, "LOL. Time for Betty to go!" from Marissa, "Bye Betty," from Swayzie, "We already have Betty's sister, Beatrice," from Chuck, and even "It's either Betty, or me..." from Sue.

Betty... I guess it may be time to join the Velveteen Rabbit for life in another dimension....

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