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Friday, December 11, 2020

Weather ~ Josh of All Natural Pest ~ Moles in Yard ~ Mike Hannan ~ Picture of the day ~ Sydney Opera House ~  Four-Layer Pecan Pie ~ National Salesperson Day


Good 37º foggy morning. 
Again, as is typical this time of year, we started cloudy and foggy yesterday....

Then we actually had sun come through....

The sun was nice for a very short time and then we got rain. 

We topped at 49º.

Yesterday Josh from All Natural Pest Control came out. I have a mole problem. Moles dig up from underground and make piles and piles of dirt. Josh is taking care of the problem.

Here is some interesting stuff about moles:

Also Mike Hannan came over and took down a couple of small dead trees and put a new battery in my riding lawnmower. As he was working, the rain started, so he will be back when there is no rain. 
Picture of the Day ... 😆


Interesting about the Sydney Opera House....

The Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House are arguably Sydney's most recognizable buildings. The bridge was opened in 1932 and the Opera house in 1973. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, his design won through an international competition from 233 entries.

Some interesting facts about the Opera House are -

- it is built on Bennalong Point named after Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior Eora man at the time of the arrival of British colonisers in Australia in 1788.

- the original cost estimate was $7 million, however the final cost was $102 million.

- cost of the building was largely paid for by a State lottery

- construction was to take 4 years. It took 14 years to complete

- there are 1,056,006 tiles on the roof, all made in Sweden

- seven A380 aircraft could sit wing-to-wing on the site

- Arnold Schwarzenegger won his final Mr Olympia body building title in 1980 in the Concert Hall

- it is cooled by taking seawater directly from the harbor

From Mr. Food


Our Four-Layer Pecan Pie recipe is layered with creamy filling, crunchy pecans, and a flaky refrigerated pie crust that truly make this a delectable dessert. Top it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup for a dessert you'll want to eat over and over again.


  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cup sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate, pressing crust firmly into plate.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 egg. Beat at low speed until smooth; set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, beat 3 eggs. Add remaining sugar, the corn syrup, and remaining vanilla; mix well.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture in pie crust. Sprinkle with pecans and slowly pour corn syrup mixture over pecans.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until center is set. Let cool, then refrigerate 4 hours or until ready to serve.


***If necessary, cover edge of pie crust with foil to prevent excessive browning after 25 minutes.

Historically this date.....
1816 – Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.

1920 – Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.
1941 – World War IIGermany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.

1941 – World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.

1941 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.

1946 – The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.

1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

2008 – Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

And births this date.......
1889 – Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)

1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer

1939 – Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)

1940 – Donna Mills, American actress and producer

1943 – John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State

1944 – Lynda Day George, American actress

1944 – Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

In the middle of the holiday shopping season, National Salesperson Day recognizes the personnel who make sure the products keep flying off the shelves. On the second Friday in December, the day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson and the hard work that they perform.

A good salesperson is knowledgeable about the product. They answer customers’ questions and provide additional information when necessary. A salesperson may work locally in a shop or travel several hundred miles a day to see customers and vendors. When a new product becomes available, sales personnel study up on the product to stay knowledgeable and informed.

Many customers have favorite salespeople, and they know the salesperson provides the best customer care. A salesperson’s responsibilities go beyond sales, too. For example, they may be required to track inventory and complete purchase orders. Some even handle delivery depending on the product they provide. 

This time of the year, sales personnel are especially busy. Holiday shopping is in full swing. But other retail businesses are reviewing their inventories, looking forward to the new year. A salesperson is the front line of any business. Often, they are the first person a customer sees. They’re definitely the first one they think of asking to speak to when they have a question. Businesses rely on their sales personnel to be ready for anything and provide them with the tools to make the sale as efficient as possible.