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  1. MtnMama

    Induction Range

    Heating with electricity is inefficient so unless you have solar, an electric oven will be expensive to operate. Cooktop only may not be much more.
  2. MtnMama

    Social Security problem

    We clearly have different ways of looking at how things should be done. For me, it has something to do with ...and love thy neighbor as they self. Might also look at Matthew 25:31-46
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    Social Security problem

    Ahhh but I have a Senator who actually cares - Sen Michael Bennett from Colorado - and his office has helped me on several occasions. You just need to elect the right people. .
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    Dna testing

    You can order an Ancestry DNA test kit on Amazon. I doubt that they pay attention to where the card and address are from. There are also a couple of 3rd party vendors as a possibility.
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    Dna testing

    Cedros, I am so sorry for the glitch. I got my Ancestry test when they first started offering it and had it sent directly to my Mexican PO Box. It was before Ancestry decided they weren't shipping to Mexico. You might try talking to a supervisor and telling them you are Canadian but are living in Texas for a few months. Don't confuse the issue by mentioning Mexico. OR order through Amazon. A few things to keep in mind. According to the genetic genealogy blogs I read, the ethnic predictions are accurate to a continent level only. It is a new science and they are improving all the time. The only companies with reasonably accurate data at this time, IMHO, are 23andMe, Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage. National Geographic is testing for very early ancestors - thousands of years ago. The DNA cousin matching is much more valuable, and more useful in supplementing traditional genealogy research. Ancestry has the largest database - that's the good news. Unfortunately to save money, they lack even basic matching evaluation tools so it is easy to make some very wrong conclusions. In order to get any real value, you need to use their RAW data and upload it to MyHeritage or FamilyTreeDNA or GEDmatch. And yes you can make some fascinating discoveries. I had nearly given up on a pair of 2nd great grandparents. Using DNA, and lots of good old fashioned research to verify, I have traced both their families back to Colonial Virginia. But it was DNA that gave me the initial clues I needed. Happy hunting
  6. MtnMama

    Dna testing

    Or it could be that your brother is the result of the dreaded Non Parental Event. Parent or parents aren't who you thought they were. This is happening a lot with DNA testing.
  7. MtnMama

    Dna testing

    I talked to Paul at Sol y Luna a couple of years ago, and he said it wouldn't be a problem. Yo 1 is right - send to the Laredo address and have it shipped down. Be sure to give it a value of $0. Give the completed sample to the mail drop to be delivered NOB. The DNA test is great for confirming and sometimes discovering ancestors. The ethnic predictions are still too new a science to be accurate beyond the Continent level. And just for the record, the test kits CAN be shipped directly to Mexico. FamilyTreeDNA has been doing it for years.
  8. How about because the landlord could rent the property to someone else for the remainder of the lease? I sold and managed real estate NOB in my misspent youth. We would have rebated any monies we were able to get from new tenants. Just the ethical thing to do.
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    Is she at it again?

    Unfortunately I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle between the FRAAC's official explanation and Lisa's expose...
  10. Our house in the Colorado mountains was built using Cempo made of recycled polystyrene and concrete. Similar to Rastra. It was like big legos with holes in the center where you poured regular concrete for a post and beam effect. Pretty amazing house - warm in winter - cool in summer with some passive solar. One of the neighbors had straw-bale. There are some amazing building techniques but you do need to find an expert.
  11. MtnMama

    Social Security problem

    When I have had problems with S.S., I usually contact my US Senator's office. His people have been most helpful and gotten through the red tape. Keep in mind that the State Department has had its budget slashed and they are not able to assist us as much as they did in years past.
  12. Here is this week’s lineup: Puppies and teenagers on leashes Wendell is a lively, purebred MSD (Mexican Street Dog) medium-to-large sized variety or maybe a Dalmatian mix? He is mostly white with black pirate markings and a few spots to add a little pizzazz We think he is about 3 months old. Jazzy is a 6 month old, dark brindle girl with a soft, plushy coat who just oozes charm. Her front half is mostly brindle while the back half is mostly black. Very unusual markings. We expect her to be medium sized but stay a lap dog at heart. Luda is an unusual girl with a short red coat and BIG ears. We think she is about 4 months old and expect her to be medium in size. I have poured over breed pictures and admit her breed mix is anybody’s guess. Magnolia is slightly over a year old, and larger-side-of-medium. She appears to be a Lab mix. Magnolia was abandoned and found wandering around Chapala Haciendas. She was brought to us to have a safe place to call home, until YOU provide her with a home forever! Puppies in the puppy pen We have PUPPIES – Some we are calling the Panda Pups cause they’re black and white and the other litter the Black & Tan Crew because they are , well, black and tan. Two pups from each litter will be in the puppy pen. All our Ranch dogs are neutered, current on their 6 way shots and rabies. Puppies have had some shots and been wormed, but most are not yet altered. We will pay for altering when they are old enough. There is no charge for adoption, but donations are gratefully accepted. For photos and pictures of our other dogs please see our Webpage: http://www.lakesidespayandneutercenter.com/ranchdogs.html
  13. Magnolia – a sweet flower of a girl! She's slightly over a year old, and larger-side-of-medium. She appears to be a Lab mix. Magnolia was abandoned and found wandering around Chapala Haciendas. She was brought to us to have a safe place to call home, until YOU provide her with a home forever! Come and meet her at Saturday's Dog & Puppy Adoption Day. CONTACT US