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  1. 2 points
    Cerrajeria Aragon Morelos # 172 Chapala 765-3252
  2. 1 point
    The guys in the shacks around town don't do ignition keys that have chips, or fobs, so depending on your needs, so Aragon is the best bet if that is what you need.
  3. 1 point
    Really? Not the case buying a house in many places outside Chapala and SMA. Most places are cash sales and pesos are counted right in the Notarios office. Because of NOB buyers, locations with lots of gringos have adopted NOB practices. Personally watched a son and daughter count out 1.7 million pesos on my GTO property in front of dad who sold me the place. That is slowly changing, but not uncommon at all.
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    I rent my house out in Canada (Ontario) I file a tax return every April. When filling out my tax return as well as my pension I declare the amount of rental income. Also declare any expenses such as property taxes, repairs or any other expense I incurred . It is very simple to do.
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    “I know the hardship and the heartbreak.“ Then I am sure you also understand the being judged and how you so often can not get anything right no matter what you do, how you can not please everyone and sometimes no one. You know the need for compassion.
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    The little kiosk in front of the Coca Cola factory on the caratera in San Antonio does great key duplication.
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    Agree on Cerrajeria Aragon. I've seen them do some real magic in a couple of situations for both home and auto keys. Definitely the go to guys for anything even remotely tricky. Nice folks, very responsive, extremely knowledgeable, make house-calls, etc.
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    I got a new key cut & programmed along with a new fob at the key store in Chapala. It's in the second block past the stoplight on Morelos on the right. There's a sign hanging over the door in the shape of a key that says llaves and a really little carport next to the office.
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    Agreed! I'm assuming your Oriental carpets are "rugs". That's a good compromise for wall-to-wall carpets...
  10. 1 point
    This has got to take the cake for this week, I think.
  11. 1 point
    For sixty years I lived with wall-to-wall carpeting but I would probably not consider installing any around Lakeside. Bugs, insects and other creatures getting under the carpet would concern me. Also, the amount of dust in the air, especially in the dry season would require vacuuming every day, perhaps? I guess in a high-rise apartment, carpeting would work. What I do like about wall-to-wall carpeting is soft, quieting effect. Too many hard surfaces makes these Mexican houses very echoey (sp.). Just thinking out aloud...
  12. 1 point
    The dog's name is Dolly and she will be picked up tomorrow from the Ranch and returned to her owner. A big shout out to Team Joco for getting this done. This is what we can do as a community.
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    Our grand-kids now 7 & 9 come for that same week between Christmas and New Years every year - oh yeah - and their parents come too. We always enjoy the malecon in both Ajijic and Chapala - very different but have lots of fun at both of them. The Chapala malecon is a lot busier with more stuff going on. And while the Ajijic malecon is a little smaller there are always lots of families with kids out enjoying the area. If you feel like driving into Guadalajara the zoo is great They love it and have talked about it several times since last year. We have been to Tlaquepaque with them - they enjoyed it since they can walk around but not all that much for kids to do. The parents probably enjoy it more than the kids. We usually go to the Ajijic tiangues on Wednesday. Again not a lot for the kids to do but they seem to enjoy it. Nothing like that where they live NOB! Their dad likes to play golf so he usually goes to the course in San Antonio (Chula Vista) and the boys walk the course with him. He has also played the Vista del Lago course (other side of Chapala) and the boys like it because they have carts at that course. A couple of restaurants have open areas where the kids can get up from the table without being disruptive to other guests or the waiters - Yves's. Avocado Club, Peacock Garden and Nueva Posada. Not really playground areas but at least some open space where they can move around a little. The boys look forward to seeing the donkeys at Yves's - as well as the peacocks and chickens at Peacock Garden. Sometimes we go Avocado Club while the dad plays golf - with or without the boys - and then he can walk across the street to join us when he is finished. And of course horseback riding - in La Floresta and possibly a couple of other places. Hope that helps. Our grand-kids don't seem to be bored and still look forward to coming every year. We are enjoying it while we can since they will be teenagers before too long and will be bored with anything we suggest. Have fun!
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    I have been involved with dog shelters for many years, both here and in the US, and I am just so FED UP with people who have done little themselves to deal with the unwanted pet situation but are full of criticism for those that do! I invite those of you who apparently know it all to start their own shelters and show everyone how it's done. Until then please keep your negative opinions to yourselves. Mtn Mama, your posts are full of wisdom -- and also with much more patience than I have for these people. Every shelter has the right to make its own decisions about what dogs to take. Here at Lakeside, they aren't government funded agencies. They're private non-profits with VOLUNTEER staff working hard to make life better for Lakeside animals. The different shelters have different philosophies but I can safely say that all of them make their decisions based on what they feel is best for the animal population. I have a friend whose friend worked in an animal shelter in Texas. It was a city pound, and the city council voted that the shelter MUST take every animal left there and MUST NOT euthanize except for extreme medical or behavior issues. Within six months the shelter was full of unadoptable animals. Leaving no place for adoptable animals to be left, to be able to find new homes. It had become a warehouse for unadoptable animals. Needless to say, the city council changed the policy. Everywhere, there are way more unwanted animals than there are homes for them. Tough decisions simply must be made, and I give full credit and kudos to the people who don't shy away from making them.
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    My neighbor got his maid pregnant & didn't pay a peso. All he did was marry the girl. Two years later they seem happy with another on the way
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    I would demand a DNA test particularly if you wern't even here. You are only responsible if it was an accident in many states and the DNA doesn't involve you.
  17. 1 point
    Urban legend. Just connect the batteries and start the car!
  18. 1 point
    makes sure the fence is built strong and secured, we do not want a fence to fall in the street, with a dog, when the dog jumps up and puts its paws on it to see the passing cat or other dogs. it seems a common occurrence in the news of people and animals falling off balcony that were not built well
  19. 1 point
    I am with LFA and we help Mexican nationals of limited means with emergency care. It is not uncommon for a young dog to come in with a broken leg or worse from falling off a roof. I was at one of our Vets yesturday when a young blue healer about 5 months old was brought in after falling off a roof it looked like her leg was broken . Most of the ones I have seen have been young dogs I guess the older ones have learned to be careful. I would never leave one of my dogs unattended on a roof but supervised with a railing you should be OK
  20. 1 point
    We have the 3rd floor patio at our house here. It is surrounded by a low wall that is 14-16 inches and 10 or so inches across the top. Our dogs, even though they are fairly large will jump up on the ledge and walk around the perimeter as though a street. It makes me nervous as it is a long 3 stories to the sidewalk and street below. I will usually call them off without startling them..so far no falls but I can't imagine NOT having a low barrier of some type around the perimeter. Ours is low enough so that while seated we have good unobstructed views .My take is you need a low border around your patio area.
  21. 0 points
    I have both a bank account and a brokerage account with Actinver here in Ajijic. I can wire money from my US Brokerage or US Bank account to either my Actinver Brokerage or Bank Account. Wiring money to my Actinver BANK account gives me an OK exchange rate if I want to exchange same to pesos, but I get a much better exchange rate when I wire the Money to my Actinver Brokerage account and exchange it to pesos. I am also allowed to keep my US dollar wired funds in an Actinver US dollar account and exchange same to pesos when I think the rates are best.