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Following is a short history of the important events in my life, trying to at least keep some semblenance of time and place.

James Peterson
Austin, Texas

1949August 1949 Jim born
1963-1967Sept 1963-June 1967 Jim at Willamette High School
1965Summer 1965 New York World's Fair
1965Summer 1965 Order of the Arrow Bus Trip
1966Summer 1966 NSF Summer Program in Math/CS at San Diego State College
1967Summer 1967 Dishwasher at Bon Marche Russell's
1967-1970Sept 1967-May 1970 Michigan State University
1969June-Sept 1969 Lawrence Livermore Labs
1970-1974Sept 1970-Aug 1974 Stanford University
1974Dec 1973-May 1974 Grenoble, France
1974Aug 1974Stockholm for IFIP 74 (Jim)
1974Aug 1974Move to Austin (Jim)
1975Jan 1975Buy 706 Harris Avenue $28,000
1975Apr 1975Los Angeles for Software Reliability Conference (Jim)
1975Oct 1975Meet Jeanne Coose
1976Jan 1976Jeanne moves to 706 Harris Ave
1976July 1976MIT for Petri Net Conference (Jim)
1977Jan 1977trip to Eugene, SF, LA (Jim)
1977May 1977Jim buys 1977 Toyota Corona SW $4753.72
1977May 1977Jim and Jeanne marry
1978Mar 1978MIX Book Published
1978Mar 1978Honda Civic $4323.70 (Jeanne)
1978-1979Aug 1978-July 1979Cambridge MA -- year at MIT
1978-1979Sept 1978-June 197951 Henry Street
1978Oct 1978National Electronics Conference in Chicago (Petri nets)
1979Feb 1979trip to Austin (Jeanne)
1979June 1979Jennifer born, Boston
1979Oct 1979Petri Net Conference in Hamburg, Germany (Jim)
1980Aug 1980trip to Wisconsin (Jeanne/Jennifer) for IBM (Jim)
1980Aug 1980trip to Atlanta for IBM (Jim)
1980June-Aug 1980Marriage counseling
1980Aug 1980trip to Oregon (Jim, Jeanne, Jennifer)
1981Feb 1981Kathryn born
1981Mar 1981Petri Net Book Published
1981May 1981Vasectomy (Jim)
1981June 1981trip to Portland for Text Manipulation Conference (Family)
1981Summer 1981Work for IBM (Jim)
1982Feb 1982trip to Manitoba (Jim and Jeanne)
1982Feb 1982-June 19826208B Shadow Valley while remodeling 706
1982June 1982National Computer Conference (NCC) in Houston (Webster's 7th)
1982Oct 1982ACM'82 Conference in Dallas (Readability Indexes)
1983Mar 1983Operating System Book Published
1983Mar 1983Trip to Disneyland (with kids) at Julie's
1983June 1983Sell Jeanne's Honda $3000
1983-1985June 1983-July 1985Information Technology Center, CMU
1983-1984Sept 1983-July 1984Brenner's House (310 Carnegie Place)
1983Nov 1983trip to New York for Thanksgiving then the Russell's in NJ
1983Dec 1983Jeanne's parents visit us in Pittsburgh
1984Jan 1984Uniform conference in Washington DC (Jim)
1984Feb 1984Niagara Falls (Jim and Jeanne)
1984June 1984Trip to Disney World (Family)
1984July 1984NCC in Las Vegas (Jim and Jeanne)
1984July 1984Sea World, Cleveland (Family)
1984Aug 1984Vacation to Oregon (Family)
1984-1985Aug 1984-June 1985Feinberg's House (5436 Dunmoyle)
1984-1985Sept 1984-May 1985Kat and Jen at CMU Children's School
1984Nov 1984Cleveland
1985Jan 1985trip to Chicago, Wisconsin (Family)
1985May 1985Niagara Falls and Toronto (with kids)
1985Aug 1985Disney World (with Grandma and Grandpa Peterson)
1985Aug 1985Jeanne buys 1985 Toyota Camry $11,616.55
1985Sept 1985Jen to Robert E. Lee (1st)
1985Dec 1985Buy empty lot (10600 Barker Ridge Cove) $55,000
1986July 1986Move into 10601 Barker Ridge Cove $280,000
1986Sept 1986Amsterdam and London (Jim and Jeanne)
1986Sept 1986Sell 706 Harris Ave. $150,000
1986Sept 1986Jen to Hill (2nd)
1986Sept 1986Kat to Hill (K)
1987Mar 1987Los Angeles and Disneyland (Jim and Jeanne)
1987Aug 1987Japan (Jim and Jeanne) and Oregon (kids)
19881988Bookcases in Office
1988May 1988Landscaping and Sprinklers installed
19881988Trip to Oregon (Family)
1988Sept 1988Jen to Webb (4th)
19891989Jeanne works at Second Looks
1989Jan 1989-June 1990Rent apartment on Spicewood Springs
1989Jan 1989Jen to Laurel Mountain (4th and 5th)
1989Jan 1989Jim starts work at IBM
1989Feb 1989-Sept 1989Counseling with Vance
1989Mar 1989NeXT class in San Jose (Jim and Jeanne)
1989Aug 1989IFIP 89 in San Francisco (XScope)
1989Sept 1989-Mar 1993Counseling with Paula
1989Sept 1989trip to Oregon, (Jim and Jeanne) drive LA to SF, IFIP Conference
1990June 1990Disney World
1990June 1990Braces for Jim
1990Sept 1990Jen to Murchison (6)
1990Nov 1990Trip to Denver/Estes Park, Colorado
1990Dec 1990Christmas in Oregon
1991Apr 1991trip to Japan, Oita, Tokyo, International Symposium on Shared Memory Multiprocessing (ISSMM) Conference (Jim and Jeanne)
1991July 1991Family trip to Boston
1991Aug 1991Family trip to Colorado
1991Nov 1991-May 1992Jim and Jeanne separated, Jim at Gentry's Walk apartment
1992Jan 19921992 Honda Accord, $17,000 (Jeanne)
1992Apr 1992IBM SHARE in Cannes, France (Jim)
1992Apr 1992Donate book collection to HRC
1992Aug 1992Jen + Kat to Oregon for 3 weeks
1992Aug 1992Bathroom shower rebuilt, outside stained
1992Sept 1992Kat to Murchison (6)
1992Sept 1992House burglarized
1992Oct 1992Braces for Jennifer
1993Jan 1993New Year's in Japan (Jim and Jeanne)
1993May 1993Agree to Divorce
1993June 1993Trip to Oregon (Jim, Jen, Kat)
1993Aug 1993Jen to LBJ Science Academy
1993Oct 1993Meet Leanne Hanson
1994May 1994Refinance Mortgage
1994Nov 1994Cruise to Cozumel (Jim and Leanne)
1994May 1994Leanne, Emily and Lisa move in
1995Jan 1995Jennifer's Lymph Node Surgery
1994July 1994Tattoo
1993Nov 1993Bronze Casting -- Scrooge Head and straight Dragons
1994June 1994Trip to Oregon (Jim, Jen, Kat) and (Leanne, Emily, Lisa)
1995June 1995Camry Engine overheats
1995March 1995Leanne moves out
1995May 1995New York City (Jim and Leanne)
1995Aug 1995Kat to LBJ Science Academy
1995Oct 1995Meet Denise Vanderport
1995June 1995Kat to Oregon
1996Jan 1996Buy 1986 Acura Integra ($2200)
1996Oct-Nov 1996Bronze Casting Dragons (2nd pair)
1996May 1996Trip to Oregon (Jim, Jen, Kat)
1996June 1996Meet Linda Elliott
1996July 1996Kat starts dating Seth
1996Dec 1996Trip to New York City (Jim, Jen, Kat)
1997March 1997LASIK Surgery in Houston
1997May 1997Sell Extra Lot ($50,000)
1997June 1997Kat to Germany
1997July 1997Followup to LASIK Surgery in Houston
1997July 1997Lauren to her Grandparents in OK
1997July 1997Jim and Linda Trip to Paris
1997Sept 1997Jen starts UT, Austin
1997Oct 1997Kat to NCSSSMST, New Jersey
1997Dec 1997Trip to Oregon (Jim, Kat)
1998March 1998Detached Retina (Jim)
1998May 1998Trip to Disney World (Jim, Jen, Kat), (Linda, Lauren, Julia)
1998June 1998Buy 1994 Toyota Corolla (for Kat) $6200
1998June-Aug 1998Kat works at Huntsman (in Library)
1998July 1998Lauren to her Grandparents in OK
1998Aug 1998Jim buys 1995 Mazda Protege $8500
1998Aug 1998Lauren to Olde Town, 1st grade
1999March 1999Kat and Jen to Oregon
1999May 1999Linda and Lauren move in with Jim
1999May-July 1999Lauren at Fast Forward
1999June 1999Jen and Kat to Oita, Japan
1999July 1999Jim starts at Netpliance
1999July 1999Lauren to her Grandparents in OK
1999Aug 1999Jim, Linda and Lauren to Oregon
1999Aug 1999Lauren starts Davis, 2nd grade
1999Aug 1999Kat starts UT, Austin
1999Oct 1999Linda starts at Deja.com
1999Dec 1999Linda, Lauren, and Jim to Colorado
2000April 2000Linda starts at OfficeDomain
2000May 2000 Jim sells OS book rights
2000June 2000Kat moves into Le Montreaux apartment
2000June 2000Linda sells Round Rock House
2000July 2000Lauren to her Grandparents in OK
2000July 2000Jim and Linda to South Padre Island
2000Dec 2000Trip to New York City (Jim, Linda, Lauren)
2001Feb 2001Linda starts at Biometric Access
2001Mar 2001Jim back to IBM ARL
2001May 2001Jen Graduates UT
2001May 2001Kat moves back home
2001Nov 2001Cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman (Linda, Lauren, Jim)
2001Nov 2001-April 2002Remodel Computer Room and Loft
2002April 2002Pepper dies
2002July 2002New Lennox A/C system
2002August 2002-May 2004Dig Drainage Ditch
2003May 2003Kat Graduates UT; moves to DC for GAO
2003April 2003Linda starts at M.D. Totco (Varco)
2003Sept 2003Lauren starts Murchison
2003Nov 2003New Deck
2003Dec 2003Trip to Washington to visit Kat
2004Jan 2004Jim's Dad dies (cancer)
2004March 2004 Sasha adopted
2004April 2004 New Roof
2004April 2004 Remodel back bathroom
2005April 2005 Jennifer marries
2005June 2005 Linda gets Subaru Forester
2005Aug 2005 Trip to London
2006April 2006 Rock Planter work
2006June 2006 Trip to Spain
2006Aug 2006 Install Solar PV panels
2006Aug 2006 Lauren starts at Anderson High School
2006Aug-Oct 2006 Jim runs for Congress (Texas District 21)
2007July 2007 Lauren at Sea World Camp
2007Aug 2007 Trip to Oregon (bidet)
2008Feb 2008 Lauren's accident with Forester
2008June 2008 Finish Remodeling Attic
2008July 2008 Lauren at Sea World Camp
2008July 2008 Help Linda's Parents move to Duplex
2008August 2008 Trip to Oregon (new microwave for Mom)
2008Sept 2008 Linda gets new Mazda RX-8
2008Dec 2008 Replace Kitchen/Garage Door
2009Jan 2009 Linda's Dad dies
2009April 2009 Basal Cell Cancer on Ear
20092009 Dig up Bamboo Grove
2009Aug 2009 Linda starts at Pervasive
2010June 2010 Lauren graduates from High School
2010June 2010 Linda starts at Shortel
2010June 2010 Jim has quintuple (5) heart bypass surgery
2010July 2010 Lauren goes to Hawaii Sea Camp
2010Aug 2010 Lauren starts at Blinn College
2010Oct 2010 Jim retires from IBM
2010Nov 2010 Coco dies
2010Dec 2010 Jim and Lauren drive to Oregon
2011Jan 2011 Jim and Jennifer drive back from Oregon
2011June 2011 Jennifer and Byrd build a garage
2011Aug 2011 David visits
2011Aug 2011 Lauren back to Blinn for sophomore year
2011Sept 2011 Granite in kitchen
2011Dec 2011-Feb 2012 Jim goes to Oregon
2012Jan 2012 Linda gets Oscar
2012Aug 2012 Jim and Linda go to Maine
2012Aug 2012 Lauren transfers to Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
2012Sept 2012 Linda starts at UT Astronomy Dept project on Dark Energy
2012Nov 2012 Trip to Mom's for Thanksgiving and Mom's 90th
2013Jan-May 2013 Teach CS429 at UT, Spring
2013June 2013 Clear out Mom's House for Sale (Oregon)
2013Aug 2013 Linda trades in RX-8 for CX-5
2013Sept 2013 New roof and skylights
2013Sept-Dec 2013 Teach CS429 at UT, Fall
2014Jan-Mar 2014 Rebuild Raised Garden
2014March 2014 Linda's Hip Replacement
2014April 2014 Remove Popcorn from Ceilings
2014April 2014 Linda's Mom (Dorothy) moves in.
2014June 2014 Lauren to France, Italy
2014July 2013 Clear out Dorothy's apartment (Bartlesville)
2014August 2014 Switch to Medicare
2014August 2014 Flagstone on backyard walkway.
2014Dec 2014 Christmas Trip to Vancouver, Seattle
2015Feb 2015 Peter and Malgosia visit
2015April 2015 eBook and Print-on-Demand of The Oak Island Enigma
2015May 2015 Jim buys 2014 Kia Soul $16,265.47
2016Jan 2016 Southern Exposure: Nursery/Floral Certificate of Registration (Class 1)
2016Jan 2016 Linda "retires"
2016Feb 2016 Audiobook of The Oak Island Enigma
2016Mar 2016 Kathryn's 2008 CR-V to Lauren
2016Apr 2016 Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer diagnosis
2016May 2016 Lauren graduates Sam Houston State College
2016Jun 2016 Chemotherapy and Radiation
2017Jun 2017 Finish backyard
2017Jun 2017 Peter and Malgosia's wedding in Washington
2017July 2017 Hearing Aids

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