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    La Canacinta, Chapala, Jalisco
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    health insurance and retirement plans, gardening and agriculture (especially organics), water exercise, travel in Mexico and abroad

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  1. Seems like I’m due to ask another stupid question.

    Possibilities abound. Don't plan any parties up there!
  2. sasha in Chapala for haircuts

    As you go into Chapala, she is in the last block on the right, upstairs. I usually park in the lot across the street and walk over. Can't remember the sign on the front of the building, but look for a balcony running along the 2nd floor--that is her place. PM me for a phone number and email address.
  3. Keyboard not working

    Computer Guy makes house calls. I have used him for years, he always figures out the problem, and his rates are good.
  4. Went to the furniture stores in Riberas and in west Ajijic--nothing we could use. Anyone know of stores in the Chapala area or Guadalajara that have them?
  5. Stopped by TelMex this morning, thinking we had an individual problem. They said they had 2 sizable areas out of service, one in Riberas and one out is west Ajijic where we are.
  6. Agree, Harry. I think it is wonderful that we are getting a new medical facility. I'm told that my heart doctor will have an office there.
  7. Psychological Counseling Services?

    Based on experience, I have confidence in Valerie Rhoda--she has individual counseling sessions at her house/office in central Ajijic, and she also runs several support groups. PM me for contact info.
  8. Where is the place where he went missing? Is this Hotel Perico on the west side of Chapala???
  9. Breakfast at Poutine Place

    Well, we loved Poutine Place in their old location (roughly across from SuperLake) and we are looking forward to visiting them in their new location. Loved their poutine and I'm not Canadian! And their fish and chips were superb!
  10. New residents driving tips

    Well, I don't have cataracts YET, and I am still...uh..annoyed... by the $%&/()s with misfocused headlights, high beams in traffic, no headlights, one headlight, etc. Not to mention whether these $%&/()s have any car insurance. Yes, driving here is a learning experience, and newbies need to be careful. Alas, it is NOT the local Mexicans who are the problem IMO! Did some of these expats get their licenses on Ebay or what??? And BTW, I know it is the rule in Mexico to pull over to the right and wait for traffic to clear, and then turn left from the right parking lane, but this DOES NOT WORK on the carretera!
  11. RCman

    I have noticed that many houses in central Ajijic have the doorbells raised too high for kids to reach them. Life here is all about NOT being the easiest target. I always thought it would be cool to have a doorbell that triggers a recording of large dogs barking while the homeowner yells, "Down Fang" but I'd have to check for the Spanish translation of that.
  12. The Five Year Plan

    I neglected to say "consider the altitude". We are high here, oddly, because it seems flat, with mountains to the north and the Lake to the south. But, people with heart conditions can find it hard here. Me, my blood pressure was fine in the US. Here, due to the altitude and advancing age, I had to start taking meds. And San Miguel is higher.
  13. Telmex

    Is there a shortage of landlines, or are you 'selling" a particular number? I don't comprehend. Me, I have a perfect TelMex number: it is my bra size vs. the size I want to be. So easy to remember.
  14. The Five Year Plan

    When I was looking at retirement 13 years ago, I was looking at either San Miguel, which I had read about for many years, and Ajijic/Chapala, which was new to me. I decided to look at both. Visited Ajijic in January, said "wrap it, I'll take it" and went back to Boston to pack up. Didn't get to San Miguel de Allende for 3 years, finally visited, was glad I chose Ajijic. Negatives about San Miguel: chilly in the winter, a long drive to the nearest international airport, hilly, a lot of homes in the hills owned by rich people who have several homes and may visit only a couple of months a year, not as big a choice of restaurants, seemed more expensive than Ajijic/Chapala. Very pretty place, but not for me. But I did enjoy the smell of wood smoke on chilly nights, and the beauty of the place.
  15. New residents driving tips

    I live out west of Ajijic, and I despair when I have to drive back home at night from Ajijic or Chapala BECAUSE there are no visible stripes on the sides of the road and no center stripes, and west of Roberto's, there is a stretch where there are no concrete barriers at the side of the road, so the only way I can tell I am in my lane is to judge by oncoming headlights, and I am met by vehicles with (a) no headlights, (b) no running lights OR headlights, (c) misaimed headlights that shine into my eyes, or (d) headlights on high which blinds me but apparently those are the only working headlights the driver has. And (e) some of the headlights are NOT normal headlights, they are some kind of extra bright ones like searchlights, which I am sure the drivers think is cool, but I don't appreciate them! And people wonder why retirees don't want to drive at night--DUH! End of rant.