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  1. This discussion has branched out from my original post "RV'ers and Prescription Refills? and provided much food for thought. Thank you. I found this article that may answer some questions about seniors health "Patients over 60? Screen for STIs" (Disease and Infections are used interchangeably) With the increased availability and use of the internet combined with the casualizing of social norms over the last century, information now travels at the speed of light and some topics never dreamed of being discussed in a Dr's office let alone in public are now daily headlines. A few years ago while taking mom to her dr in Florida he made the comment that he has a high volume of patients (retirees from all over the US) that were products of the 60's having smoked pot and experimented with recreational drugs.
  2. Our HOA has decided to create a community Facebook page and in doing so they have found two page tabs on the home page that they do not want "Join this List" and "Community". I found this link Constant Contact Knowledge Base for how to remove the "Join the List" as I was concerned the data base for lot owners informatio that the HOA uses, Constant Contact, would get connected to the page potentially compromising lot owners information. I don't have Admin access to the page but the one who does has not had success so I thought I would try to learn about Facebook to assist. The other tab (Community) the Admin has had no has luck finding how to remove it and after I found this article*** I was concerned that Facebook could possibly take over the page. I can't imagine that our small 528 lot RV community would have "thousands of fans" but you never know? ***“Now, initially, your new Community Page will look, feel and function exactly the same as an Official Page. The big challenge, though, is if your Community Page becomes “very popular;” that is, “attracting thousand of fans.” As Facebook says, you will lose all admin rights and your Community Page will automatically be converted into a Facebook-administered, Wikipedia-type Community Page.” Source: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-community-pages-what-your-business-needs-to-know/ Thought I would try this group to see if anyone here might have some work arounds for either the "Join this List" or "Community" tabs removal? Thank you.
  3. Just thinking "outside the box" I looked up the definition (s) of dwelling: An RV can be considered a "shelter" or "place of habitation". No wonder lawyers have job security; when it comes to the use of the English language there are many terms that can represent many things. Further complicating definitions is the rapid pace of new ideas and options for housing that appear every day changing the paradigm for how we live. Merriam-Webster : Definition of dwelling : a shelter (such as a house) in which people live Dictionary.com : noun: dwelling; plural noun: dwellings; noun: dwelling place; plural noun: dwelling places a house, apartment, or other place of residence. "the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby" synonyms: residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet; lodgings, quarters, rooms; informalplace, pad; informaldigs; formaldwelling place, dwelling house, abode, domicile, habitation "she had been invited to his dwelling"
  4. That is the problem. The overreaction by well intending law makers and the medical community to the 2016 recommendations. While traveling in Oregon 2 years ago we were considering settling there long term. It took 6 weeks to get into the dr (Family practitioner and not a specialist) as a new patient then the DR said I would highly recommend you look elsewhere as Oregon's interpretation of the CDC guidelines was to limit pain meds to 2 weeks after surgery. She would help us during our visit but there would be no long term Scheduled pain meds issued. We appreciated the candor and glad to get the advice before we spent the time and incurred the cost of settling there. Many people have had success with CBD oil as a substitute for opioids but big pharma is not rushing to supports its competitor. Also because of its schedule substance status long term studies are not available on the effectiveness, the appropriate doses or the most beneficial means to administer CBD. With the rapid advancements in technology and medicine our lawmakers haven't been able or made the effort to keep up with patients needs.
  5. Traveling out of your home state and still trying to get meds is just part of the problem. Hopefully medical care in the future will not be hampered by state lines. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in new guidance for opioid prescribing, said many physicians were guilty of a "misapplication" of 2016 guidelines that clamped down on the use of opioids. The new guidelines, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was the latest federal acknowledgement that many physicians' responses to the opioid crisis went too far." Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/04/24/opioid-pain-pills-crackdown-doctors-prescriptions-cdc-fda/3562373002/ IMHO one size all medical care does not work each individual is different and that is between you and your Dr. Dr's began reducing doses or quit prescribing necessary pain meds altogether in 2016. Insurance companies started acting as dr's monitoring what doses and particularly the frequency patients could receive their meds. Many patients were left without Pain Management Drs to assist them and the few that stayed in the field are overwhelmed with patients and turning legitimate patients away. Most Family Practitioners won't prescribe pain meds because of the extra bureaucracy involved to handle them and for fear of legal repercussions. " Prescription opioids can be used to treat moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following surgery or injury. Opioids also are used to treat chronic pain, such as in people with terminal illness (like cancer) or nonterminal pain conditions (like certain long-term back problems) and loss of limbs." "It takes 11-14 years to become a doctor in the United States, including earning a bachelor's degree, attending 4 years of medical school, and completing a 3- to 7-year residency program after medical school. After residency, doctors may apply for a state license to practice medicine" Yes there has been abuse of opioids on both sides, patients and doctors, but don't penalize the majority for the abuse of a few.
  6. I know several fulltime RV'ers that have had to curtail many travel plans because of the challenges in getting their RX's refilled. I hope these two news items will be of assistance or at least reassuring that the medical community is hearing from patients that have had success with opoids for many years and and are now being punished by the CDC's over-correcting answer to the opioid epidemic. I saw this news clip yesterday: Did the government overcorrect on the opioid epidemic? Jun. 26, 2019 - 4:32 - CDC guidelines have led to doctors cutting back on painkiller subscriptions, leaving patients fighting to get the medication they need. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6052464437001/#sp=show-clips In Googling the topic I found this article from April 2019: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/04/24/opioid-pain-pills-crackdown-doctors-prescriptions-cdc-fda/3562373002/
  7. We like to play hand and foot and as many of you know it can get breezy outside. I looked up magnetic cards and they were $20+ a deck so I looked for alternatives as we play with either 5 or 7 decks. I found these metal pegboard racks and magnets on Amazon. The racks come in all sorts of colors: yellow, red, green, orange, blue, silver. I set the cards up on my patio this afternoon to try them out and so far so good. I just bought 2 wall pegboards as we usually play a 4some but if you want 6 you will need another pegboard. (1) Skilled Crafter Craft Magnets 1 inch. 25mm/4mm Ferrite Disc Magnet. 100 Pieces for Best Value. Strong Ceramic Grade 5 Strength. Ideal for Fridge, Whiteboard, Industrial, Scientific & Home (2) Wall Control Narrow Pegboard Rack 8in x 32in Black Metal Pegboard Runner Tool Board
  8. We found this place 2 years ago. https://juniperridgeresort.com/home/about-us-2/. Easy access, cool summers and lots to do in the area. They are deeded lots (most are 40 x 60 a few are larger) so you rent directly from the owner https://www.juniperridgerealestate.com/rental/ White Mountain Lake is 1/2 mile from the entrance of the park. Things to do around Show Low: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g31356-Activities-Show_Low_Arizona.html https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Things+To+Do&find_loc=Show+Low%2C+AZ+85901
  9. We were visiting friends at Juniper Ridge RV Resort in Show Low, AZ and they mentioned they have two openings for workcampers for this season. https://juniperridgeresort.com/home/about-us-2/. If you don't already have a commitment for this summer or planning ahead for next summer and looking for a cool place to spend your summer months more information is available from the General Manager, Phil Phillips or the Assistant Manager, Gloria Bushnell. Both can be reached at: Phone: 928 537 4805 Fax Number: 928-537-3780 Mailing address:1911 Juniper Ridge Resort Show Low AZ 85901 Things to do around Show Low: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g31356-Activities-Show_Low_Arizona.html https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Things+To+Do&find_loc=Show+Low%2C+AZ+85901
  10. Over the years we have looked into various membership parks. They never seemed to be where we wanted to go at the time or since and we didn't want to feel obligated to go someplace just to get our "money's worth". Also we didn't want to be confined to time limits in a park. Many people do travel the membership park routes and find savings. Where do you want to travel? If those destinations are in one of the catalogs of membership parks your looking into choose that one. Also begin with the end in mind: can you resell it if you no longer want it or use it? Do you still have to keep paying the annual fees? How will it affect your credit if you can't sell and stop paying? What happens if your home park bows out of the system? We know of a couple in Arizona and Nevada. The best advice we received when we first hit the road was not to obligate ourselves to any membership campground system until we had been on the road at least a full year. It will take you that long to get out of vacation mode and begin to define your own traveling style. And don't forget the Escapee Club discount park system: https://www.escapees.com/benefits/rv-parking/discount-park-directory/ Safe Travels,
  11. Thank you for the suggestions. We have stayed in Casa Grande before and enjoy the area. Unfortunately this stay has come and gone and our story ending is not a positive one. I do hope to take the opportunity to prevent others for experiencing the same inconvenience and researching the offsite owners of the property to let them know of our experience as they may not be aware that their business is not currently being conducted as claimed on their website. I believe all business owners can run their business as they see fit but accurate and transparent disclosure of their generally accepted practices is something their customers/clients deserve. I would like a to change the end of our story with Casa Grande RV Resort and Cottages to a positive one.
  12. We chose to stay at Casa Grande RV Resort as it was convenient to meet up with friends and we both had stayed in the RV section in the past. I have been Googling reviews on the park and found this recent one that seems to indicate a negative trend at the park: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31182-d9862980-Reviews-Casa_Grande_RV_Resort_Cottages-Casa_Grande_Arizona.html
  13. Sadly I think you are right. Many places we have stayed recently there were a lot more conversations about inconsiderate dog owners. I wish I had an answer? Posting signs, disclosing at check in and even handing out a dog treat and poo bag at check in hasn't had much of effect. We have taken several short trips this past year staying in hotels and VRBO's instead of our RV and more are accepting pets but sadly even in their pet areas people don't seem to scoop even when the poop is right next to a fully supplied waste station:(.
  14. Thank you for asking, I just checked online and do not see the RV Park listed https://www.escapees.com/benefits/rv-parking/discount-park-directory/maps/ but as you can see by the screen shot attached the park is still listing it as an option on their online reservation form. I just checked http://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/arizona/casa-grande/casa-grande-rv-resort-3370 and it appears that they are trying to discourage pets in the park altogether as a recent RVer posted they are now charging $3.00 a day for dogs.
  15. FYI, We stayed at Casa Grande RV Resort and Cottages in Casa Grande, AZ earlier this month and they no longer accept the Escapees Discount. Though when we made our reservations online 2 weeks prior my receipt listed the discount? I checked their website https://casagrandervresort.com/ today they still offer the discount when registering online so I don't know when they will be updating their website. They do offer various other discounts that may apply to many reading here. Also not listed on the website if you have someone visiting you and they want to rent a cottage during their visit, dogs our welcome but they do not offer linens in the cottage rented to dog owners. That also is not disclosed on their website. I am hoping they were just having a bad day after a long winter visitor season.
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