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Windows 10 Quick Assist for quarantine support

A close friend was complaining to my wife via text that her computer was taking minutes to do virtually anything. She sent me an email asking if I would look at it when we finished our quarantine (we recently returned home from Florida). Since we still have a week to go I looked at remote support tools and hit on Quick Assist which comes with Windows 10. It was nice because it is easy to use. She logged into her Microsoft account, started Quick Assist clicked Request Assistance and waited for me to provide her a session code. I logged in and clicked the Provide Assistance button and I received a code that I texted her. 30 seconds later she was granting me permission to access her computer and desktop and 10 minutes later I figured out the problem and fixed it. Handy tool for supporting friends and family in these times of keeping one's distance. Dave
magicbus 04/09/20 11:35am Technology Corner
RE: Iowa Campgrounds

Connecticut shut all state and private parks a week ago. Dave
magicbus 04/06/20 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

We have a lot of people from where we live with winter homes in Florida. They are panicked about the dreaded “6 month rule”. Years ago when I last owned a home n the Keys I visited for 4 months a year I made it my primary for taxes because the choice was FL (zero income tax) or New Jersey (huge income tax). At the end of the day it just isn’t worth mattering to states until you try to use their school system. Dave
magicbus 04/04/20 05:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

I wonder how they would know you haven't left for a while and returned, or that you are even in AZ in the first place. Although it has been a while since I visited AZ but I do not recall ever having to register when I crossed the border. I doubt a tax collector would be able to produce enough evidence to obtain cell phone records. :B Dave
magicbus 04/04/20 11:03am Snowbirds
RE: Heading Home (North)

We are in the ferry terminal waiting to cross to Nantucket. A successful 1550 mile trip, at times eerie due to the empty roads and other times near population centers it seemed normal except no traffic delays at all. We emptied out half of our big storage compartment under the bed up onto the bed and stocked up on plenty of food to our quarantine. That area will stay at outside temperature so it is almost refrigerated. Never having pushed an limits on our coach we learned that the gating factor for not tending to tanks is our black tank which will just get us through he 2 hours ferry ride. :C Fresh and gray could go another day. Dave
magicbus 04/04/20 09:51am Snowbirds
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

All good advice. We just traveled 1500 miles and are almost home. Fueling is the biggest interaction. Dog poop bag on one hand, credit card in the other. I run the card, punch in the ZIP code and start pumping. Return my card to my wife holding a bleach wipe and go back to the pump. When finished I drop the poop bag into the trash and walk to the passenger window where my wife hands me a fresh wipe. Do I feel silly around the other people fueling up with zero protection? Yes, however we have a plan to get home safely. Time will tell if it works. Dave
magicbus 04/03/20 05:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

Try passing through Connecticut and staying at a campground. Dave
magicbus 04/03/20 04:18pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

We were stopped at the Rhode Island border checkpoint and when they cleared us we thought to asked the MP if they would let us stay in the rest area all night since CT closed the place we were going to stay. They said no problem and directed us to an out of the way secondary truck parking lot. So now we’re sleeping with an armed guard! Dave
magicbus 04/03/20 02:42pm Snowbirds
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

... Has your family member been tested for the virus? what were the results? If they positive , they may have to be quarantined... From the Amber Alert signs on the highways EVERYONE needs to quarantine, and for good reason. Quite frankly we can’t wait to get home and quarantine:). Dave
magicbus 04/02/20 05:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Taking RV to FLA (west cost) to pick up mother in law

Yes, that was fourthclassc heading south then north. We are just off rt 81 in VA. Tomorrow we head to CT where all of the campgrounds have been closed so will be looking for a parking spot somewhere. Saturday we head to Cape Cod to catch our ferry home after passing through a National Guard Checkpoint when we cross into Rhode Island. So far light traffic and cheap fuel. We hope that continues. I can’t say enough how great it is to use dog poop bags as cheap gloves for fueling, picking up maps at campgrounds and many other things. When you want to take them off just shake them off into a trash can. Dave
magicbus 04/02/20 03:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Heading Home (North)

Wearing gloves... while getting the last few things from Publix for the trip home we saw a guy in a mask, with gloves, take his bags from the cart and put them in the trunk, adjust his mask then get in his car... with his gloves on. Go figure. Dog Pooh bags are my new go to piece of safety equipment. Simple to use, drop right off your hands into trash cans. Dave
magicbus 04/01/20 03:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

We are heading north. Staying in a KOA tonight in Yemassee SC and they are handling things right. Met us in a golf cart, offered copies of our paperwork which we respectfully declined, drove us to our spot, disinfected the power box and water spigot and told us to leave our trash in a bag when we left. Much better than pushing people into rest areas posted No Overnight Camping. Dave
magicbus 04/01/20 02:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Taking RV to FLA (west cost) to pick up mother in law

Just came north across the FL-GA border and they are separating southbound commercial vehicles and private vehicles at the approach to the weigh station about 5 miles south of the FL state line. Commercial passes in the left lane, private vehicles are fed into the weigh station which is now a checkpoint and everyone apparently gets read the rules. There was no backup when we came through. Dave
magicbus 04/01/20 02:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Vermont Campgrounds Closed

Sending all those campers out on the roads... There aren't likely to be any campgrounds open for overnighting this early in the year... Most New England campgrounds don't open until May.The two CT KOAs that would have kept us from sleeping in a rest area or parking lot both closed only due to State orders. I used to sleep in Walmarts all the time but I’m not so sure about doing that in the current environment. I know my wife isn’t happy but she wants to get home. I think we’ll stay in a Rest Area and hope the CT State Police let us rest. Dave
magicbus 03/31/20 05:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closure Threads

We just hit this trying to make a reservation in Connecticut for our last night before getting home. Campgrounds are not considered "essential" as hotels are, so we are forced into a parking lot or rest area along Rt 95 in New England. Anyone with knowledge of RVing would have made the order "only for overnight stays" recognizing that people want to get off the road and into their homes, but many do not want to sleep in rest areas. Dave
magicbus 03/30/20 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling Mass TurnPike from New York. ( mountains ?)

The CDC rules apply to everyone, Crowe. Yup, they do, but someone else's behavior is still not subject to your approval or permission. Someone traveling trying to get home following CDC protocols poses no more risk than you going to the grocery store. And interstate travel is not prohibited.Well stated, thank you. Lwiddis seems to think that since he is home the rest of us should just stay wherever we are. The reality is that a lot of us need to get home. Dave
magicbus 03/29/20 06:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Thanks, I looked that up and see it happening. I think my biggest fear is that as we leave Florida they will stop us and insist we take some "extra" Northerners with us a baggage! :B Dave
magicbus 03/29/20 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Taking RV to FLA (west cost) to pick up mother in law

Let me tell you about the west coast of Florida. Walking the dogs this morning and we stopped so two runners could cross "socially distant" from us. They yelled over that we were the first people they had encountered who did that and thank you! My wife yelled back that it's because we don't live here and they said "neither do we, we're Canadian". Went to Publix to get food for the trip north. Walked in the door and the guy in front of us stopped to blow his nose. We quickly steered around him an encountered a woman with a mask just starting a coughing fit. We bolted from the area, bought our food, took it outside and wiped everything with disinfecting wipes and put in the coach. I like Floridians, I was a resident in the Keys for a number of years, but they aren't taking this seriously. One local actually said "it's okay, we can't catch it because we live here". Ouch. Anyway, you should be fine. We need to travel for 3 nights north to get home and have plans for each interaction with humans. The best advice I got from this board is to use dog poop bags when pumping gas (72 hours virus life cycle on pump handles). Easy on, easy off into the always handy trashcan. We love coming to Florida for a couple of months, but today we started packing the coach to head home and for once there are no regrets! Dave
magicbus 03/29/20 03:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route for surface conditions

We come from the south, up rt 81 to Harrisburg and take 78 to east to 287 north and east into NY then go east into CT. Pretty good roads. You would probably head north from there. Although rereading your post I’d stick to 80 across PA. Dave
magicbus 03/29/20 02:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Not passing judgement, but just to be clear, the Florida checkpoints are only for the southern most keys AKA The Florida Keys. The Florida governor has closed the beaches and prohibited rentals for the next 2 weeks. Dave
magicbus 03/29/20 01:33pm General RVing Issues
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