Author Archives: mjpete

Barbecue Rebuild (We’re talking major surgery)

We bought our current barbecue about 5 years ago.  Within a few weeks after purchasing the grill, the propane regulator failed in the open position.  Basically the propane free flowed and the grill reached a temperature of about 700 degrees.  … Continue reading

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Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

The annual Petersen pumpkin carving contest was again a complete success.  We had four entries this year.  Mom was supposed to be an impartial judge, so of course she declared everyone a winner. SMH.

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MJ Graduated RPI

MJ graduated from RPI!  He completed both the mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering degrees in December.  Three and a half years for 2 Bachelor degrees. In May he walked in the graduation ceremony.  (Mom made him!!)   Actually I think he … Continue reading

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We have a new driver in the family

Jill got her drivers license! That night we went out to Robinson’s Ale House in Red Bank to celebrate.  MJ and Thea were able to join us.  We all piled into either Jill’s car or MJ’s.  It was weird that … Continue reading

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Stromboli Night

Mom decided to break in her new kitchen with Stromboli night! This was a truly unbelievable event in our household. In the old kitchen layout only 1, maybe 2 people could work in the space at a time.  There was … Continue reading

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#@$%!!

One of my boxes got hacked.  Ugh.  Fortunately it was a jump server that had no data. I have 2 servers exposed to the Internet, a jump server and a reverse proxy.  The reverse proxy provides access to the web … Continue reading

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The Outdoor Adventure

I’ve been meaning to get this last post up on our family trip to Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico, it just seems that life keeps getting in the way. Jill saw the brochure on the outdoor adventure and really wanted to go.  … Continue reading

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Rhythms of the Night

Wednesday night we went to “Rhythms of the Night” dance performance. It was a very colorful, theatrical show reflecting the rich Mexican culture and folklore. Originally all four of us were going to go.  However Cathy fell ill and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving in Nuevo Vallarta

On Wednesday MJ and I went on a 2-tank dive trip.  We dove with Scuba Steve out of Nuevo Vallarta.  Scuba Steve is a PADI certified shop running out of the Paradise Villa Hotel.  We went out to the Los … Continue reading

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Fearless

On this trip I am realizing my daughter is really fearless when it comes to activities.  Instead of waiting for the guy to approach us with the Iguana, she approached him  to hold it.  I blinked my eyes and she … Continue reading

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