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  1. Very nice looking resort, thank you for sharing. https://www.galvestonbayrv.com/photos/
  2. Have rented in the park before and was looking for possibilities this summer and though I would share what I found. B sold her lot but there are others available for sale and rent in the park. Here is the county's online property search website: https://www.navajocountyaz.gov/Online-services/Property-Information Lot rentals range from $600 plus electricity a month on up depending on location ie golf course lots are higher. 2020 Golf rates (Some lots include a golf cart in their rental.) The HOA fees are $519 quarterly (for those interested in buying a lot). It includes water, trash and access to various amenities: https://juniperridgeresort.com/amenties/ With the current stay at home orders in AZ; to view a lot for sale or rent you need to contact the lot owner to take you to the lot or send you pictures. Not all lots are listed on this private party's website https://www.juniperridgerealestate.com/property/ but this will give you an idea of what is available. Posted yesterday on the owners/renters Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheVoiceofJuniperRidge/about/ "The Voice Of Juniper Ridge" lots #378 and #389 are for sale. Anyone can subscribe to the page but page Admin approves to prevent SPAMers and it may take a couple of days. Here is a map of the lots: Map Of Juniper Ridge RV Resort Show Low Arizona Safe Travels,
  3. Glad you mentioned that, I checked, good to know. Thank you.
  4. Thank you, normally we get enough junk mail as it is... will just add the notices to the recycle bin without bothering to open. Safe Travels,
  5. I just received this email. Does this mean we have to call DirecTV every time we stop to get the local channels? or will we get Livingston, TX Channels everywhere we go? Has anyone else received this notification? Dear Regrettably, we must inform you of a new law that affects your programming. Until recently, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act authorized DIRECTV to provide you access to your out-of-market broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and/or FOX. Unfortunately, Congress has decided to not renew key provisions of this law. As a result, on June 1, 2020, we no longer will be able to provide you access to these out-of-market channels. These are not available anywhere else. However, this change does not affect access to your existing local network stations. If you’re paying for these channels, you’ll receive a credit within 1-2 billing cycles for this programming change. If you have any questions, please call us at 866.595.9429. Thank you for choosing DIRECTV.
  6. I periodically receive advertisements for AARP. Are you an AARP member and if so what benefits to you use? Thank you.
  7. I just received this announcement below for a job openings if anyone is interested? There are RV lots for rent in town and there is a 55+ RV park near the lake that has privately owned lots for rent https://www.juniperridgerealestate.com/rental/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: whitemtnlake@frontier.com To: Sent: 4/17/2020 1:33:55 PM US Mountain Standard Time Subject: WMLCRID WML is currently accepting applications for our summer lake patrol/maintenance positions. You may go online to our website: WML-RecreationDistrict.org on the District Docs & Forms page under job descriptions and applications to review the job description and print off the application to fill out and turn in to the District Office (small building at the lake entrance – Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9 - 1). You may also stop by the District Office during business hours (Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9 -1) to pick up an application. Best Regards, Pat Stevens Administrator, WMLCRID
  8. Microsoft announces end-of-life date for Skype for Business Online: July 2021 Skype vs. Zoom: Video chat apps for working and keeping in touch, compared Facebook’s Worst Privacy Abuses & Data Scandals – Timeline
  9. Interesting article, cyberspace is way bigger than us. Facebook and Google come to mind in their competition for market share. They will all hack and or disparage each other and with computer and technology traveling at the speed of light it is challenging for humans to keep up. We have to be selective as it can be time consuming to stay safe on the Internet but the alternative is to be "left behind". As with anything on the internet you have to be responsible to confirm your settings for your computer and each program you use as well as performing routine maintenance. Just like your car if you don't perform routine maintenance it won't take care of you. The internet is not free everything is sold. Even this forum is searched and data gathered. When you "Google" topics the escapee forum posts come up. Nothing new, just the longer they are up the more places they show up. Once on the internet ALWAYS on the internet. "The bottom line The reality is you can’t see your friends, your classmates and maybe your co-workers right now. You can’t eat at restaurants and you definitely can’t go to bars. Zoom is one of the platforms people have ubiquitously adopted to replace these in-person interactions amid the coronavirus outbreak. And it works relatively well. It’s OK to use Zoom, experts say. Just be thoughtful about what you’re using it for and observe a few precautions." SOURCE: https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-04-13/is-zoom-safe-to-use-heres-what-you-need-to-know How to prevent Zoom bombing: 5 simple tips SOURCE: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-prevent-zoom-bombing-5-simple-tips/?fbclid=IwAR2gxjOnhGd5Dveafnu04eXGwogr8-W9_Ao2qQgx0FEVgRgAv-rIIK4LbCw "Zoom Security: Here’s What Zoom Is Doing To Make Its Service Safer It is no surprise that people are worried about Zoom’s security, but I have to say the company’s response has so far been impressive. It’s not trying to hide security issues–fixing problems for Mac and Windows users very quickly. Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan has apologized to users, and the firm is now aiming to make the service more secure by default. In other words, users don’t have to try as hard because the security and privacy are built in from the start. " SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/04/10/zoom-security-heres-what-zoom-is-doing-to-make-its-service-safer/#711570e030fc
  10. I was hesitant to try ZOOM, but the gym in our park is closed so they are doing real time classes free to residents via ZOOM and I started them last week. I hope they keep them going afterwards as I would pay for the classes while I am on the road as they are that good. While walking my dog the other day a friend rode her bike by and we chatted, at the appropriate social distance, and she said her wine club has been having "virtual" wine tastings on ZOOM. They have a free version which closes after 40 minutes and they just rejoined two more times. A friend visiting Juniper Ridge RV Park in Show Low AZ said they have Monday coffee and news every week but with the stay at home orders they were canceled and they are talking about holding them via ZOOM when the high season starts. My DR started using video conferencing so healthy people (their choice) don't have to go to the Dr's office full of sick people for wellness checks and refills. Here are 32 other ways to us ZOOM besides work: https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2020/04/02/32-ways-people-using-zoom-besides-work?utm_source=morning_brew
  11. Whether we like it or not this is a very valuable though extremely painful learning experience for all of us. If we take steps today.. make changes.. it won't be for naught. Time is priceless and nonrenewable invest your time in what you value to get the most return on it. The first thing many may say in a disaster is I wish I would have ______________ or the "government" should have done_____________? I believe each of us is responsible for ourselves and the "government" is us. We need to concentrate on what we have control of; which is how we take care of ourselves, our families, our community and how we react to others. We can take this opportunity to learn from what has happened and take action to prepare for the next event. If it never happens in our lifetime I thank the man above and we will have had less stress in our lives knowing in addition to our prayers we rowed our own boat to the other side. How many had emergency supplies? Challenging for full timers with no home base but at least a go bag if you should have to exit your RV on short notice. If you have a go bag or emergency supplies do you rotate them every 3 or 6 months? Nothing is worse that having a disaster and grabbing emergency supplies that are expired, damaged or incomplete. Check lists are boring but free up your mind to be in and enjoy the present and provide confidence when an emergency occurs. During these stay at home orders do a search of this forum for check lists. There are many creative and experienced contributors here. With everyone here reading this on some type of internet device you can save your check lists there. If you can access them on your smartphone then the next time you have to wait in line for an appointment, to pick up something or a repair you could invest your time in reviewing your lists to make sure they are up to date and if not add a reminder on your calendar or email to take care of it. Today is a day of hope and renewal and I am grateful for my blessings. I am thankful for all our first responders and healthcare workers. My hope for all who read this if for you and yours to be safe. Happy Easter.
  12. I heard this on the news last night: Arizona congressman calls for closing Grand Canyon immediately to help social distancing Ronald J. Hansen Arizona Republic The complete article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/27/rep-raul-grijalva-demands-immediate-closure-grand-canyon-coronavirus-covid-19/2932086001/
  13. The RV park we summer in is discussing how they can communicate during this time of social distancing. In the past they use to have Monday Coffee and donuts in the lodge (which has a capacity of 300) to share news updates, community issues and activities, then email afterwards meeting minutes. With many here still working on the road and/or have children home from school what software/apps is your business or school using to communicate, conduct business meetings or class seminars?
  14. "The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes." SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf From Dr. Quays paper: "Why is this important? because the virus will spend at least some time in your nose, mouth, and throat just waiting to get into your lungs. Acid/base reactions are the fastest chemistry in biology and an alkaline solution will quickly change the shape of the virus. if your nose and mouth are continuously alkaline it is inactivated before it ever gets into the lungs." We can all read the same paper and still come to different conclusions. Dr. Quay stated in his paper that if your nose and mouth are continuously alkaline (ie drinking green tea, brushing your teeth with tooth paste containing baking soda, possibly eating foods with high alkalinity) its possible the virus is inactivated before it ever gets into the lungs where it does the damage. It didn't appear to me that he was referring to the whole body's PH but just your nose and mouth where the virus enters. I believe you are referring to this alkaline diet scam: https://www.health.com/celebrities/alkaline-diet-creator-jail-time
  15. Good point Zulu. I am not a fan of Facebook but several groups I participate in use it to share information since the demise of the Yahoo Groups storage capabilities. IMHO There is a lot of trash and bias on Facebook and that makes them money; so one must be very selective with the material obtained on Facebook. Facebook's business model is to provide the service to users for free then sell the data collected from their pages: https://fourweekmba.com/how-does-facebook-make-money/ "Facebook is an attention-based business model. As such, its algorithms condense the attention of over 2.4 billion users as of June 2019. Facebook advertising revenues accounted for $31.9 billion or 98.66% of its total revenues. Facebook Inc. has a product portfolio made of Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus." Trust but verify here is some background on Dr. Steven Quay: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenquay Here is a definition of Coronaviruses: "Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea " Dr. Quay stated in his paper "Searching the US National Library of Medicine I found what might be an answer: a paper from 1990 that showed that a related (obviously not this one) "Medicine isn't an exact science that is why doctors are always practicing." We would all love to have the answers in 280 characters or less but we would never get this full story if that's all we had.
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