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Peter Rose and family

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....

04/01/21: April Fools Day Snow Dusting
We woke up Thursday morning 04/01/21 to an April Fools Day snow dusting! Yup. April First....

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April Fools Day Snow Dusting

04/02/21: Beau Chases Bobcat
Not impressed with The Beau Dog today.

Sue was outside with Beau when she — and of course Beau — saw a bobcat dash out of the woods off the side of the house, and leap over the berm and into the woods across the road.

Beau took off on full tilt in hot pursuit.

I could hear Sue yelling for him to come back, but obviously he wasn't interested in that as he had the chase on his devious little cranium. He finally came back, but that was a close call for The Beau Dog....

As punishment, Beau didn't get any of our Friday Night Pizza! Of course, he's only a doggggg, and didn't grasp the connection between not getting some pizza with the bobcat chase, but he still wasn't getting any pizza!

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Friday night pizza!

04/04/21: Easter
Sue and I took Beau for an 04/04/21 Easter morning walk along the Mad River. Beautiful day, though chilly as temps had dropped into the upper 30s during the night.

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Still snow on top of Mt. Washington Easter Sunday!

04/10/21: A Winter Recap
It's been quite the winter up her on our little mountain, and so I thought I'd provide a quick look back at this past season.....

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12/05/20 First Nor'easter of the season.

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04/10/21 Spring Hath Sprung!

04/11/21: What Would A Raccoon And Bottle of Bordeaux Have In Common?
As Sue was on the way out the door this Sunday morning 04/11/21 she poked her head back in the door. She called out that a raccoon had got caught in a trap I had set for a porcupine that Beau had almost had an encounter with.

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A very pissed off raccoon.

While she was gone, I went out with heavy wood gloves to deal with him. Raccoons only come around looking for easy food, and will then wander off somewhere else, and are otherwise good neighbors. But if they get cornered, they can be extremely nasty, so I was going to have to be very careful with him.

I held the cage as far from me as I could while I walked back in the woods with the raccoon snarling at me the whole time as he tried to thrash his way out of the cage. I tried to explain the situation to him, but he was totally pissed off. And he stayed pissed off as he charged out of the cage and into the woods when I carefully opened the trap door.

Yeah, you just don't want to mess with a pissed off raccoon....

I had fixed up a nice baked ham for dinner, and when we sat down to eat we toasted him with an inexpensive Bordeaux that I had bought - which actually went quite nicely with the ham.

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A little bordeaux with dinner.

04/14/21: First Pizza Of The Season Around The Fire Pit
We had such a nice visit Wednesday 04/14/21 with Colin and Swayzie sitting around the fire pit for the first time, enjoying pizza and a couple of beers

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First pizza of the season around the fire pit

But as the sun started to drop to the horizon, the air became so chilly that we all decided to retreat inside. If they would have been able to stay later, I would have probably got a fire going in the wood stove, it was that chilly.

04/16/21: Late Spring Snow
Wow! Friday April 16th we woke up to several inches of wet, heavy snow that had fallen overnight.

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9:00am Friday morning snow.

It continued to snow lightly all day, leaving about 4 inches on the ground and in the woods all around us. If the temperature had been just a little lower, it probably would have been 6 or 8 inches.

04/17/21: Mia Comes For An Overnight Visit!
Sue, Beau, and I picked up Mia for an overnight visit Saturday morning 04/17/21.

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Sue getting Mia into her warm hiking gear.

We had told Marissa to get Mia bundled up for a walk in the snow and cold, but once we got down to the bottom of our little mountain the ground was bare of snow, and just soaked from a cold rain. But Mia would need that gear for the walk out to the waterfall on the rail trail we had told her we'd go on before heading for home.

We had a wonderful overnight visit with her, and look forward to many more.

04/20/21: New Surround Sound System Installed
Tuesday 04/20/21 was an exciting event: The Geek Squad came out to set up our new surround sound system, and it's a wonderful thing.

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Getting the system set up.

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Top Gun in 4k, 5.1 surround with the volume UP!

I'm glad I had it installed as I would not have been able to figure any of that out without an extreme amount of frustration. Rachel and Ben of the local Geek Squad made short work of it, and left us with a great system.

To celebrate, the movie of the night was the classic 1986 Tom Cruise action masterpiece, Top Gun turned up very, very loud, of course!

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