Village News, 9/13/18

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,

 

Thanks to those who made my frequent trip to the post office meaningful by mailing in your membership form and dues. We now have 150+ members, but 200 short of objective.  

 

Hurricane Preparations – Granted, we are inland but still may get wind and rain. The ground is saturated leaving our trees vulnerable to wind and they then increase chances for utilities disruption. Before and after previous weather events we exchanged ideas on preparation and recovery. Thought it might be wise to dust them off yet once again. There has been a lot of news coverage on how to prepare so we’ll just hit those generated by us.

 

  • Check on your neighbors, especially those less capable.
  • If we lose electricity, use battery powered lights rather than candles.
  • Find your community directory or visit our website to secure emergency numbers and procedures.
  • Make ice to help keep refrigerated foods from spoiling.
  • Fill your bathtubs knowing you can bucket flush toilets with that water. Pour the water directly into the toilet bowl, not into the tank.
  • Make sure you have matches to light stove top burners on gas stoves. The oven won’t work, but burners will if lit with a match knowing the electric striker will not.
  • Don’t forget your grill on which you can boil water, cook and if you remember your grandmother’s secrets you can even bake. Make sure you have propane.
  • If the wind blows hard and you have trees right outside your bedroom windows, consider sleeping on lower levels in your home.

 

Springfield District Supervisor’s latest Herrity Report has a very good list as does Sharon Bullova’s Bullova Byline.

 

Emergency Kit – Tim Royster (Smyth Street) found a WTOP article that he believes will be helpful as we prepare for the effects of Hurricane Florence (https://wtop.com/local/2015/10/what-should-be-in-your-emergency-kit/). Tim suggests we check our gutters, outside basement drains/pipes and sump pumps to make sure they are operating correctly. Make sure your battery back-up for your sump pump is working. As a real estate agent, Tim does have contractor recommendations who can help repair hurricane damage. You can contact him at 571/275-0871, tim@timroyster.com (www.timroyster.com).

 

Outlook Repeatedly Asks for an Email Password – from our resident Computer Whisperer, Bob Havey (Rolling Road) of D2D Computer Services. Bob just fixed my computer and email accounts. Knowing that I can’t be the only one suffering from these issues, I asked him to share the procedures in this enews.

 

Bob’s report:  I’ve had several cases recently where Outlook repeatedly asks for an email password.  The username and password in each case were verified to be correct by logging in to email on the provider’s website.  I have had some success with Verizon/AOL by simply changing the password, but the culprit is 2 settings in your account on the provider’s server.  The settings are “Allow Less Secure Devices to Access your Account” and “2-Step Verification”. Turning “Allow Less Secure Devices to Access your Account” on usually works, but it can fail.  The easiest way to fix the problem is not to fight the security measures.  Turn on “2-Step Verification” and deal with it.

 

If you have Verizon:

 

            1. Log in to your account.

            2. To the left of the word “Logout” in the top right corner of the screen is either your name or another identifying label.  Click that label.

            3. On the account settings page that shows up, click “Account Security” in the menu on the left.

            4. Move the 2-Step Verification button to the right to turn 2 Step Verification on.  The icon will turn blue.

            5. You will Probably have to enter a code that is texted to your phone.

            6. If a prompt does not appear, click “Manage App Passwords”.

            7. Click the down arrow next to “Select your App”.

            8. Click the appropriate app and device in the list that appears.

            9. Click “Generate”.

            10. Copy the generated password into the password block on your app. 

                        a. In Outlook you can copy the password into the annoying pop-up manually (paste won’t work), or you can paste it into the password block in Outlook settings.

                        b. If you are setting up a new account in Outlook, you can paste the password into the password block in setup.

                        c. Note that none of this changes your password to access your account with a browser.

 

If you are working with Gmail:

 

            1. Log in to your account.

            2. Click the initial in the top right corner of the screen.

            3. Click “Google Account”.

            4. Click “Sign in and Security”.

            5. Click the “>” next to “Two Step Verification”.

                        a. Two Step Verification will open in another windows.

            6. Click “Get Started”.

            7. Enter your password.

            8. Click “Next”.

            9. Enter your cell phone number.

                        a. You can use your land line if you prefer, but you would have to check “Call” instead of “Text”.

            10.  Click “Next”.

            11.  Enter the code that was texted or called to you.

            12.  Click “Next”.

            13.  Close the 2-Step Verification Window and return to “Sign-in and Security”.

            14. Click the down arrow next to “Select your App”.

            15. Click the appropriate app and device in the list that appears.

            16. Click “Generate”.

            17. Copy the generated password into the password block on your app. 

                        a. In Outlook you can copy the password into the annoying pop-up manually (paste won’t work), or you can paste it into the password block in Outlook settings.

                        b. If you are setting up a new account in Outlook, you can paste the password into the password block in setup.

                        c. Note that none of this changes your password to access your account with a browser except that AOL will ask for a code sent by voice or text.

 

I don’t have the procedure for Cox, but I’m sure the procedure is similar.

 

If you have trouble with these instructions call me (Bob Havey) at 703/569-8195.

 

Upcoming Village Events (updates included the weekly enews and on our website):

 

  • October 11      WS Village Meeting, 7:30 PM in Rolling Valley Elementary School Cafeteria   
  • October 28      WS Village Halloween Party & Chili Cook-off – 4 – 7:00 PM - open to all (note date change).
  • November 4    Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 6    Election Day
  • December 22  Village Christmas Party – open to all in the Village.
     
    Stay dry and safe!
     
    John Cooley
    CAWSV
     
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