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RE: The perfect RV campground

We like Buckhorn Lake RV Resort in Kerrville, TX with a separate Adult section. Nice layout. Buckhorn Lake
lots2seeinmyrv 03/28/20 12:10pm Family Camping
RE: Well, They gone and done it

How to cut Mens Hair I watched about 6 U-tube videos on how to cut Mens Hair and also the Wahl website. We just replaced the old Wahl clippers before this virus lock down hit. Cut DH hair last night with clippers and scissors for the 1st time. It came out really good. He said I will be cutting his hair from now on.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/26/20 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: US Closes Mexican and Canadian borders

If its just that easy to stop illegals from coming across the border, why do we need a Wall?? Just tell them the law says they can't cross. If you get stranded in Mexico. just follow the crowd and come on across through one of the tunnels. They should be directed to go to their Embassy or Consulate and ask for travel assistance back home. No matter if they cross from Canada, which they are doing, or from Mexico. If we are in a foreign country and we need help, we go to our Embassy. This is a North and South illegal entry problem now. No more entry without legal, proper, documentation or you will not get in. Return over the first border they illegally crossed and that country can direct them to their Embassy there. This has got to stop and U.S. taxpayers are not their Travel Agent to pay for hundreds of thousands of airline tickets back home every year. This policy has got to end. That should be their Consulate or Embassies responsibility to provide the transportation costs. Maybe then this will stop if they start footing the bill. If they do not cooperate and pay these costs then stop issuing the Visas to these countries.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/21/20 07:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Eric&Lisa…. "Pretty sure that is not how Gift Certificates work from an accounting standpoint. The company needs to hold those funds 'on the books' and cannot spend them on expenses until they are redeemed. If I buy a $20 gift certificate, the accountant credits $20 to the bank account. But in issuing the GC, they also have to enter a debit for "We owe Eric $20 worth of cheeseburgers". Buying GC's does not go in a restaurant's nightly income on their balance sheet." ----------------------- The gift certificates are bought in cash or credit card. That is revenue on the books when they are sold. They do not "hold" this revenue account until the Gift Certificate is redeemed. So are you saying if I bought a $50 gift certificate and I never redeemed it or it expired. That is not $50 bucks in the revenue? Of course it is. What do they do with the $50 gift certificate that was never redeemed? Throw the cash in the trash? Gift Certificates are not returnable. It is money in the bank. When it is redeemed it is debited from previous accrued income against the net revenue for the month. It is revenue when purchased. If you sell $5,000 in cheeseburges and redeem $1,000 in cheesburger gift certificates then you have a NET of $4,000 income for that financial period (month). Well, golly. Many years ago in a career far away I was a restaurant general manager. I never got to count my Gift Certificates sold for my nightly sales. Let's think this through... Tonight I sell you a $20 gift certificate. You give me a $20 bill. I give you a certificate (functionally currency) for $20 in product redeemable at my establishment. Tomorrow you come in and redeem it for $20 in cheeseburgers. When do I get to count the "sale"?? Is it the day I exchanged $20 for the certificate? Or the day I exchanged the certificate for cheeseburgers? I don't get to count both as I didn't really get the money in twice. Keep in mind, I only really have expenses on the 2nd transaction where I have to give up meat, buns, and special sauce. I guess we can keep debating account practices and continue to disagree. Or we can seek an outside reference.... LMGTFY -Eric You do not count the money twice. The $20 is cashflow and counted as sales. You spend the money. Are you going to just put the $20 under the mattress until the certificate is redeemed? No. That transaction gets recorded on P&L as a $20 gift certificate purchase. When redeemed it gets recorded on the P&L as $20 gift certificate redeemed. They offset each other on the P&L. Any business can be shut down and file bankruptcy. So should everybody stop buying gift certificates from Lowe's, Applebee's, Bed & Bath? And those people who hold those certificates would be in line for the refunds through the court too. That is the "risk" you take.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/21/20 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Someone posted on FB to support your local restaurants by buying Gift Certificates, to keep revenue going, that you can use later. Great idea. Pretty sure that is not how Gift Certificates work from an accounting standpoint. The company needs to hold those funds 'on the books' and cannot spend them on expenses until they are redeemed. If I buy a $20 gift certificate, the accountant credits $20 to the bank account. But in issuing the GC, they also have to enter a debit for "We owe Eric $20 worth of cheeseburgers". Buying GC's does not go in a restaurant's nightly income on their balance sheet. The only way this helps is you are promising to do business with them when they re-open. And if they fold and don't re-open, guess where Gift Certificates are in the 'who we owe money to' bankruptcy list. My guess... Some restaurants which are already hurting will be impacted. COVID is just putting them over the edge, it really could have been anything else. But I'll bet a lot of them innovate with special take-out menus, delivery, etc. I suspect some of them may take the opportunity to do some deferred maintenance - fresh paint, clean carpets, etc. Stuff that would normally disrupt operations and close all/some of the business may get done. As far as I can tell, this is just an order to close restaurants/bars to being open for dining operations. There is nothing telling restaurant owners they can't have their wait-staff show up at work and do maintenance/deep cleaning (ie: earning a paycheck). If the kitchen staff is busy filling take-out orders, then things may be a little lean for everyone involved, but it is not a complete lights-out. This is not a situation where the government is closing all restaurants and ordering the employees to be permanently laid off. -Eric Cash flow and revenue recognition are two different things. Yes, the company can use the funds. Yes, it will not be recognized as revenue on the P&L until it is redeemed. So purchasing gift cards does help cash flow. The risk as a purchaser is will the company be in business in the future to redeem. Correct. It is cash flow and that cash will be spent. And correct, it will be recorded the month they sold the gift certificate on the P&L and will be recorded in the month is was redeemed on the P&L.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/21/20 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Eric&Lisa…. "Pretty sure that is not how Gift Certificates work from an accounting standpoint. The company needs to hold those funds 'on the books' and cannot spend them on expenses until they are redeemed. If I buy a $20 gift certificate, the accountant credits $20 to the bank account. But in issuing the GC, they also have to enter a debit for "We owe Eric $20 worth of cheeseburgers". Buying GC's does not go in a restaurant's nightly income on their balance sheet." ----------------------- The gift certificates are bought in cash or credit card. That is revenue on the books when they are sold. They do not "hold" this revenue account until the Gift Certificate is redeemed. So are you saying if I bought a $50 gift certificate and I never redeemed it or it expired. That is not $50 bucks in the revenue? Of course it is. What do they do with the $50 gift certificate that was never redeemed? Throw the cash in the trash? Gift Certificates are not returnable. It is money in the bank. When it is redeemed it is debited from previous accrued income against the net revenue for the month. It is revenue when purchased. If you sell $5,000 in cheeseburges and redeem $1,000 in cheesburger gift certificates then you have a NET of $4,000 income for that financial period (month).
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Someone posted on FB to support your local restaurants by buying Gift Certificates, to keep revenue going, that you can use later. Great idea. Not really. Read the first post from Eric&Lisa. In short you just shift the issue out a few months. There may be some cushioning as more will be going out but overall it won't help a whole lot. Best option to help is if they do take-out or delivery take advantage. Our plan is to still eat out until they tell us we can't. As one of our favorite restaurants does take-out I'll still be able to get my favorite baked mac n cheese! They should be using all opportunities and marketing ideas they can. This Virus is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all businesses and the many problems this is causing the entire country. Gift Certificate Promotion Take Out Delivery Maintenance during down time
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spring has sprung....

We are seeing Robins and the Daffodils already :)
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

There should be NO corporate bail outs to the fat cat companies who make billions in the airlines, cruise lines, Disneyland, etc. in the COVID-19 BILL. They now EXPECT the taxpayers to bail them out all the time and they know it. They need to start having a Business Plan that includes 60 days of operating costs put in "escrow" for emergency funding. That is on them. These companies need to stop bankrolling the multi-million dollar CEO's and Board Members, and lining their Parachute, and retirement plans with billions of their company dollars! They are loaded and need to stop depending on the government to bail them out. It is our money and this needs to stop. This will not be the last crisis this country faces, it is only the beginning with what is to come. Think 9/11. No more bail outs. The free ride is over. Help our State and National Parks right now, not the fat cats!
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Steve Mnuchin should be looking at UMEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE as a "temporary" solution to sick pay for those who are truly sick with COVID-19. This is not a permanent solution and should only apply to COVID-19. With record low unemployment, thousands more have paid into the program and should be plenty of funds. Not everybody is sick. These workers have alrady paid in to that benefit! Let them tap into it, it is their money. No more billion dollar bail out bills or making employers pay these costs. What about the employees who did have "sick time" and use it the minute they earn it and were not sick? We all know people who do this. That is not fair to those who saved their sick days for when they need it and will now be using their time up. So the ones who had the days and used it for no reason now get a free paycheck? That is not fair.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 11:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Someone posted on FB to support your local restaurants by buying Gift Certificates, to keep revenue going, that you can use later. Great idea.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Everywhere they are closing schools for 2 weeks or more. Teachers should set up school classes on the LOCAL TV channels, or PBS, so kids can still learn during this virus shut down. Everybody has a television, or 2, or 3 of them. Teachers can at least do 1/2 hour classes in math, reading, science, etc. Pre-record and they can tune in 24/7. Give the kids homework, and it will keep them busy while off school. Get a schedule of classes posted. Governor's and schools need to get this set up.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/16/20 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

I thought it might be nice to have a thread to talk about practical concerns. I'll start :). What should a solo traveler do, if they are camped somewhere they don't know anybody, and get seriously ill -- too sick to shop for groceries, but not sick enough to be hospitalized? Besides concern for my parents, this is the other thing that is sending me home early. I imagined myself lying in bed in my RV, calling local churches to see if some volunteer would bring me some food. I didn't want to do that. Obviously this is something that could happen with many diseases or injuries. But honestly, it's not something I had thought about before now. If I were solo I would call the manager at the front office of the campground for help. I am sure someone would offer to go out and buy you a list of your groceries you need and put them on your doorstep for you. You could also order those groceries on-line, if a store is available nearby, pay with your credit card, and a volunteer could pick them up for you. Front office could also refer you to Quick Care Medical Clinic.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/13/20 12:52pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Psssst...wanna see a Wall?

This interesting picture, and eyesore, of trash strewn all across hundreds of miles of our border is not good for the environment either. Our "wildlife" did not do this and I am sure they do not like living in this either. https://i.imgur.com/QWlIS4dl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YKlPoyQl.jpg
lots2seeinmyrv 03/06/20 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Psssst...wanna see a Wall?

Modern jets have no problem flying over that abomination. They are full of people entering and staying. No matter how many dig climb or cut that wall, they will be always outnumbered by those that come by plane and let their visa's expire. How ever most of them are not brown, so it is ok! We are a Nation of Laws. Our laws have no color. Everybody is subject to those laws and that is ok! We have over 50,000 Irish visa overstays. They are not "brown". I have no problem with sending them back home. They have violated our laws. No matter how many bank robbers, criminals, and thieves, of all colors there are, let them get away with committing crimes? The thieves outnumber the law enforcement, so let's just do away with all law enforcement? I don't think so. Bio-metric tracking is being implemented, visa tracking needs to be set up and enforced. We are finally getting those systems in place, should have been done decades ago. Cut off the free stuff immediately, school, medical, and birthright citizenship which is an abomination that we are rewarding law breakers with our hard earned dollars against our will.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/06/20 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Psssst...wanna see a Wall?

What a colossal waste of money. It's like a padlock that only keeps honest people out. Cost less than the healthcare web site that did not work and invasions have dropped significantly. Thanks for the photos of the beautiful wall. x2 Costs less that the $133 BILLION spent of foreign citizens, every year, who have no right to come here, including the visa overstays. And we have no housing, it is expensive to live here, we cannot afford our own medical bills let alone pay for the rest of the world's care. Take care of our Veterans, our homeless, our seniors. $23 trillion in debt.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/06/20 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Psssst...wanna see a Wall?

Plant big beautiful Ocotillo along the wall. Not a waste of money. $133 BILLION a year spent on people who do not belong here is a collosal waste of money with no end in sight and those costs will triple if this does not stop and close loopholes. How many miles of highway can we spend over the next ten years with the $133 BILLION in savings every year? Plus the $50 BILLION that is sent out of the country and not spent on our economy? Wall, one time cost with maintenance. Billions saved on the free stuff every year that is our money and should be invested in our infra-structure. There is no wall on the Canadian-USA border. How about provide passage directly North to Canada and bypass the USA? I am sure the Canadians would be more than happy to fund the transportation. That would be a great solution. Enjoy.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/06/20 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Not your dad's Airstream

That is beautiful. Love the fireplace and double doors in the bedroom.
lots2seeinmyrv 03/06/20 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

One parent can work days, one parent work nights, to cover the daycare.
lots2seeinmyrv 02/25/20 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

July 6, 2018; Washington Post Last month, writing for Business Insider, Leanna Garfield noted that, “Hundreds of malls and thousands of mall-based stores have shuttered in the past two decades, and many more may close within the next 10 years.” Meanwhile, homelessness, which had been declining as the Great Recession faded, has started to rise again. The federal government in 2017 reported that there were 554,000 homeless nationwide, including nearly 58,000 families with children. In Arlington, Virginia, a nonprofit asked if a recently shuttered mall might provide shelter for those who needed it. As Terrence McCoy writes in the Washington Post, the transformation of Alexandria’s Landmark Mall into a homeless shelter is representative of “a new way of thinking that is bringing together three economic phenomena: the collapse of the brick-and-mortar retail industry, the disappearance of affordable housing in America’s boom towns, and the struggle to reduce homelessness.” ------------------ Cities need to re-purpose our shuttered Malls into affordable housing, on bus lines, and create jobs. Many of these eye sores are all across America. Large parking lots that could be sectioned off for RV's to get homeless off the streets and a place to park for those down on their luck. To live there they must participate in programs to search for work or job training and perhaps mandatory 4 hours a week to clean up the grounds. One parent can work days and one parent can work nights, get to work! Strip malls have smaller stores that can be used for laundry, daycare, internet access, a food bank pantry, etc. The City can start a GoFundMe. People will donate. FEMA trailers are set up during disasters with pipes for water and sewage. It can be done. Social services and job services offices must be on the property. Get the Church involved. Politicians are really good and throwing billions of dollars at problems with zero results. Do a pilot program in one City to measure the success.
lots2seeinmyrv 02/25/20 01:38pm General RVing Issues
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