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  1. In search of LATE MODEL SUV

    If you wanna text with your grandkids, better learn the short forms.
  2. Travel help

    It would be even easier if someone could tell you if the turn off to the Macrolibramiento is now open. It was blocked off as of August 2017 on google maps. This is the first set of signs... "Colima, Tlajomulco" and she better be in the right hand lane because the turn off happens very quickly https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@20.6990755,-103.4578718,3a,90y,134.2h,96.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjTT-Zn6CU9z4xIaPfE4jpA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The second set adds Periferico Sur... https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@20.6983298,-103.4571581,3a,15y,171.84h,88.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sY2n7jHi9wtupHIvWFT_S_g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The Periferico Sur (after a long way) has the turn off to "Chapala, Aeropuerto"... https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@20.5893317,-103.3234042,3a,75y,26.88h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjFoL24Rqw0Qc7KtbaUo_YA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 My preference was always the right hand lane... because the signs can come up very quickly especially when you're behind a BIG truck or the green sign is backed against a green tree. Good luck.
  3. Anyone having this CFE problem?

    I'm really happy for you who have older systems! I'm happy that you have solar credits because that's all that I want too. The whole purpose of my putting in solar was to be able to "bank" credits for use in the winter so I could operate an electric heater in the bedroom at night. I tracked my electric consumption over one year and the electric heater over one month. The heater alone uses 8.3 kwh a day and it has a thermostat which cycles on and off. Normally, without the heater, I average 5.5 kwh a day. Vamos a ver que pasa con las systemas nuevas. I'm happy to sign the new contract. But, like any contract in legalese, I want to understand what I'm signing.
  4. Anyone having this CFE problem?

    At the very least, it would streamline the process IF the installer could get a copy of the contract that we're signing so it could be read and understood BEFORE making the effort to go in and sign it. Why the big secrecy? Makes me wonder just what the hell I'm signing. I felt railroaded and pressured to sign... and it made my spider sense tingle.
  5. Lakeside increased population?

    How come nobody mentioned that you can get an affordable mortgage NOB? That, in the U.S but not in Canada., you can deduct the interest on that mortgage from your income taxes.
  6. I bought the grab bars from Lidia and had them installed, through the tile and into the brick, with anchors and epoxy. Easy job. And my hubby was not a small man. Ditto on JP Home Services. This is a fast and easy job and you won't regret the security in the shower or when getting up from the toilet. Independence is everything.
  7. Anyone having this CFE problem?

    Please post what you found out Go Solar. My own installer found out last Friday and I would like it confirmed... "that there will no longer be banking of kwh. At the end of every two month period, if you produced more than you used, you will be charged the minimum administration fee AND WILL BE PAID for the extra kwh produced. Then you start a new 2 month billing period at zero for both produced and used." My questions: 1) when will you be paid, how will you be paid and at what rate per kwh 2) an RFC number is required for this because it's "income" 3) and, depending on how the overage is reimbursed, what if I don't have a Mexican bank account? Can I use this money towards the CFE bill? Does that require going to CFE office every two months. imho, they seem to have made this unnecessarily complicated. I refused to sign the contract for the bi-directional meter today because it was 2 1/2 pages of small print Spanish. I asked for a copy of it for the purpose of translation and was told I couldn't have a copy UNLESS I signed it. WHUH? Who signs a contract without understanding what they're signing?
  8. I'm sitting here absolutely wired and just getting around to eating dinner. I've called or e-mailed and thanked all the people who helped out. The young police officer who took over for me on the roof left before I could get his name and thank him personally. He went above and beyond his duty. THANK YOU! For your preparedness kit, I would suggest some swimming goggles to protect your eyes since mine were streaming from the smoke. Also some paper masks to protect from or at least filter the smoke. I had the lower half of my face tucked into my Tshirt but still blew black soot out of my nose later. I tend to go on remote control when dealing with an emergency and fall apart later, so please excuse the babble. Murphy's Law. Please plan accordingly and, hopefully, you'll never ever need to use your plan.
  9. Kids playing with firecrackers set the vacant lot next door to my house on fire late this afternoon. I sincerely hope it scared the living daylights out of them. The fire is now out thanks to all the neighbours with hoses and buckets. The bomberos arrived with hardly any water. It was a rude awakening to my afternoon siesta at 4:50 with a phone call from my neighbour. I would not have heard the phone except for my dogs barking because I sleep with ear plugs. Thankfully, all my windows were closed with the fans on which I'm sure helped to keep the unbelievable amount of smoke out of my house. I have a small transfer pump above my aljibe but discovered I couldn't attach my hose to it for more pressure. That is now at the top of my "to do" list and I will keep my extra hose coiled on the roof at the ready. The pressure from my tinaco really didn't cut the mustard but helped somewhat. So, what's your fire plan? It's too hot too early and everything is very dry. Just a heads up.
  10. Cataract Surgery : Mishaps

    Thanks Tiny for detailing your good experience. I think they should put in lenses with a tint of rose for everyone.
  11. You might also try Roberto at Chapala Tree Services.
  12. Lakeside increased population?

    I'm happy wherever I am but ain't no place that's perfect nor will there ever be. I've lived in San Miguel de Allende for nine years... San Pancho, Nayarit for six years and now here since May of 2011. I've lived on the west side of Ajijic and now on the east side of it... as in east of the Libramiento. I like very much where I am now located and have no intention of leaving... unless it's feet first. As I write this, it's 0 Celsius in Toronto and cloudy. Anybody who wants to whine about the traffic here has never been stuck in traffic four lanes wide on the Don Valley Parkway... and that happens daily. The sun is shining, my door is wide open and I'm content. Smile!
  13. Anyone having this CFE problem?

    Thanks for your response Go Solar. I was hoping you would reply and am looking forward to your update with any changes.
  14. Where to buy Plantation shutters?

    I hesitated to even respond to this thread because I think you have your heart set on a certain ambience type look as well as heat reduction and glare. However... Please check out Coolaroo Exterior Shades. They were developed in Australia and hang on the outside of windows. Therefore, the heat and glare is cut down before it even reaches the window so the glass itself doesn't magnify the effects. They come in all sizes and are available on Amazon. The fabric itself is also available. Or you can do a search online for other buying options. I have two coolaroo shade sails and the quality (compared to others) is exceptional. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Coolaroo+outdoor+cordless+roller+shade