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suzanjo last won the day on February 28 2015

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  1. Why do people leave?

    Lived in lovely La Floresta neighborhood for six years. Just Got to the end of the adventure. Enjoyed most days. Siblings aging, kids and grands aging, did not want to miss any more of it. Fed up with crime. Never felt safe, each year got worse. From students murdered to civilians murdered, to police ambushed, just wanted out. I am happy to be back in USA where I can call the police for help and count on getting it! I feel safer crossing the border into TX, safe driving alone through each State across our glorious country! I plan to travel and camp in National Forests each winter to escape cold climate. Feel safe doing it, but did not dare risk it in MX. Tho I have no regrets about the experience, sure Never plan to return to MX.
  2. Coconut shrimp

    Second Leti in San Antonio. Mango sauce to die for. Mario's just West of the SA plaza has the best all around MX food. They cook up a special every day. Yummy! Lunch hours till 4:00 only. Don't like sweet version? Never heard of any other kind.
  3. Just dropped off paint today. Expressed how appreciative I am and how we can easily take for granted how nice our Ajijic looks. Folks working many hours to paint over messes! Thanks to all the volunteers who care.
  4. Warning: Theft at Airport

    Why is this very old topic showing up now?
  5. There is info on here somewhere about a person or two (?) who will drive me to Laredo and bus back. I'll be darned if I can find it. Anyone have this info? Thanks in advance!
  6. Insurance for rental cars in U.S.?

    I'd go online to Progressive. Give them a call. Very reasonable coverage in the States. Not sure they cover rental cars.
  7. I must return States to care for ill elder sibs/family. This LaFloresta cat adopted us, loves dogs, would probably prefer to stay Lower LaFloresta if possible. It's always been her neighborhood. Probably 3 yrs old. She has shots and fixed. Sweet, soft, cuddling, not a pest at all, completely trained. Pls help her find her new home. She is mostly white with some orange and black spots.
  8. Rental Agent Recommendation

    Roma is excellent!
  9. need new glasses

    Pinto took less than 15 minutes for 300 pesos. I felt no relationship with him at all. Felt like he just wanted my money. So, I went to check his script at LCS free. Got an hour exam and a different script. Got glasses with her at LCS. The next time, Took the free script to Costco instead for reasonably priced glasses, about half the price. Yes, it does mean two trips to Guad. But they Worked out OK. Time to redo. Thinking I will try Costco in the States this time. I have progressives. Good luck.
  10. Getting Baggage Through GDL

    Why are we so attached to our "stuff"? Why not Get rid of it all and enjoy traveling light! You can buy anything you need later on in Mexico. What else is there to do but enjoy the process? Happy travels.
  11. Go to Mapquest or Google Maps...you can pull up good driving directions online. I swear by my GPS, both NOB and the small MX one I purchased. Gets me right along accurately. I have stayed in Matehuala many times. There is a large circle walking path made in the desert to walk dogs. Good luck!
  12. I have not done any follow up testing. Works well, so why bother? I buy products NOB.
  13. Got on the natural hormones after saliva tests in St Paul MN Menopause Clinic. 2014. I don't do Docs or drugs if it can be avoided. But, go long enough with hot flashes waking you up every hour, no sleep, going bazerk, extreme depressive symptoms, and you will understand. It is expensive. $800 USD for two hormone supplements per year. Would love to save costs on this if info is available for local resources. Thanks!
  14. What do you pay for utilities?

    Electric on a 2b/2/b casita averages 200 pesos every two months. Gov subsidy is 800p same time period. I don't understand it, but I like it. I don't have TV service, just Internet and telephone, which is 400 p a month combined. However my gas drier, hot water heater, and kitchen range cost me 500 p a month. I have basically quit most cooking. Got a new hot water heater. Checked for leaks. Hang out sheets and towels. Nothing helps. I pay 25 to 36 for big water, depending on who I use. I tip for them to carry it into the house, so I won't use just anyone. Major ins coverage is emergency only, about like Medicare. I pay about 6000 p a year, or 500 USD. Visas cost a lot I think, unless you stick to visitor visa of six months. Food is inexpensive for fruit and vege's. I am NOB now with sticker shock. Small salad and glass of wine for lunch $20 USD today, not including tip. One avocado at grocery store $2.00, instead of 20 cents. One Apple, over $2, grapes and bananas too expensive to eat. Not sure how peo are able to feed their families up here! It seems prices have continued to go up each year in Ajijic, but the lower peso helps offset this some. Gas for car about the same cost. Car repair reasonable. Parts however are very high, triple the cost. Car insurance cheaper, about half the cost. I am feeling, after five years in MX, that it is very expensive to live anywhere.
  15. dealing with doctors part 2

    Dent Express. Sprayed water all over me for ten minutes. Wasn't sure which body part the boy was trying to clean. Did not go back. I see dr candy by Moms in Riberas. So far good. Middle price range. I don't pay top $ just to clean teeth every three months....no other issues in yrs.