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  1. mudgirl

    Caladium Bulbs

    I've never been successful in sourcing bulbs here in Mexico-they seem to not sell them anywhere, altho maybe someone has had a different experience. However, there are many different caladiums available as plants in nurseries and the bulbs multiply quickly.
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    Mexico, Coca-Cola, Potable Water and Diabetes

    A good gesture by a well-meaning person. But if there is anything that smells like food in that bag, dogs, other animals and the crows will rip it up and strew it about in short order. What people need to be willing to do if the planet is ever going to get a handle on the garbage problem, is pack out whatever garbage they packed in, and dispose of it responsibly.
  3. No , I would certainly not suggest that, RV- standing up on a bench in public and making political comments could definitely be seen as participating in politics. Although this is a "public" forum, exchanging comments on a community forum, where everyone has to sign up to be a member, is way different. I doubt if INM gives a toss about what a bunch of foreigners (and the occasional Mexican) talk about between themselves here.
  4. People need to start traveling about with reusable cups, utensils, etc, in their cars and bags. In Canada, I found that almost everyone now has reusable cloth shopping bags which they take to the store with them. It's really not a big deal- if people are committed to reducing this environmentally dangerous waste, it's not that hard to do one's part. The answer to the garbage problem is reducing garbage, not more garbage cans and pickup.
  5. People need to start traveling about with reusable cups, utensils, etc, in their cars and bags. In Canada, I found that almost everyone now has reusable cloth shopping bags which they take to the store with them. It's really not a big deal- if people are committed to reducing this environmentally dangerous waste, it's not that hard to do one's part.
  6. I believe you are incorrect. There are no laws against foreigners discussing Mexican politics, that's absurd. Commenting and discussing is not the same thing as participating in Mexican politics- that is what is illegal.
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    Mexico, Coca-Cola, Potable Water and Diabetes

    I recently had a house guest from Prague and she was quite shocked at the garbage everywhere. I've often seen brand new SUV's full of well-dressed Tapatios tossing their empty coke cans and chip bags out the window on the side of the road. They don't even have the excuse that they're uneducated. Pretty disgusting behavior, and not just to foreigners. I know environmentally aware Mexicans who not only never do such things, but have said they're disgusted by how most Mexicans don't take the least bit of pride in keeping their country clean, and what an embarrassment they find it.
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    Dowels... in Home Depot

    Ferret- I'm pretty sure it was bdmowers and I replied to that thread telling him they were available at HD.
  9. " Close enough" is not what you should be paying. Use the calculation Ferret provided, and what is on the Rollybrook site is a pretty clear formula to me, not at all confusing. Whether or not your gardener or maid are planning to take a vacation or not is not relevant and not something you should be asking them. Vacation pay is mandated no matter what their vacation plans may or may not be.
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    Mexican Debit Cards

    Have had a Bancomer debit card for 9 years, used to make many in-store purchases with never a problem. Have never used it to pay online. Many Mexican businesses, sellers on Mercado Libre, etc., have account numbers you can use to pay for online purchases by paying through OXO or directly at the bank, rather than giving out your debit card info online.
  11. Tea tree oil has strong anti-fungal properties. I add a few drops to the regular dog shampoo. It also keeps fleas and ticks off the dog. And when my dog had a lot of ticks a couple of years ago (was a really bad tick year), there were lots in her ears- really hard to get out in all those little folds. I dipped a Q-tip in tea tree oil, and swabbed out her ears, gettng into all those tiny spaces. The ticks all came out on the Q-tip and no more attached themselves there for several weeks.
  12. Just because someone is a good seamstress, doesn't mean she can do the job. The OP knows of which she speaks- a serger is needed for t-shirt fabric. Here they call a serger an "over" as in overlock machine. It uses 3-5 threads which all connect and form a stretchy seam or hem.
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    Need upholsterer recommendation

    Yes, it's readily available. You can get varying thicknesses through upholstery supply shops like Central de Plasticos (I see online that there is one in Zapopan)- they call it Delcron laminado, and sewing stores like Parasina sell it as well, although theirs is usually pretty thin. But you can always layer it up if you can't find the right thickness.
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    Pemex Station To Avoid, You Tell Me.

    Exactly. This is how Profeco does it when they check the stations and then publish their Lista Negra de Gasolineras.
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    Fabric on menaje

    Are you driving? If so, don't put them in box all nicely folded. Use them to wrap glassware and other breakable items, just scatter them here and there, put some in with your sheets and pillowcases, etc. I seriously doubt that Mexican cutoms agents are very well informed about expensive fabrics.
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