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  1. Any book exchanges Lakside

    One of the Bazaars across from 7-11 in Riberas has quite a few books. A lot of the other bazaars have a few books, but not as many as across from 7-11.
  2. Carpeting

    I agree. Carpets in Mexico don't work and I can't imagine wall-to-wall carpeting. Mexico is the place for tiles, and beautiful tiles at that.
  3. No infinitum internet

    We live in lower Villa Nova and have been having the same problems. Last night was particularly annoying as we were watching Netflix and every few minutes we were losing internet. Eventually, we gave up. This has been happening now for a couple of months.
  4. I tried both on my stereo and tuner but could not receive the signal and I live in Villa Nova,Ajijic.
  5. Appliance Repair

    There is a little shop on Colon just above the Carretera on the east side that has parts for appliances and does repairs as well. I was able to buy some old model vacuum bags for a Hoover upright vacuum there. Hope this helps. Wouldn't be surprised if they could supply belts and install if you wish.
  6. Not sure what this is

    Make sure you cover your shower drain with one of those plastic covers. This bug might have come up through the drain.
  7. On demand water heater

    We have a Bosch tankless water heater and bought it at Home Depot approx. 2 years ago and are happy with it. If you want a Bosch, and maybe you already know this, but you must make sure you have good water pressure otherwise we have been told they don't work well. Also, no service technicians here, so you must have one come from GDL. They recommend annual servicing. Ours came with a 2-year guarantee. No idea what service charges are.
  8. After having this tank for 2 years with no problems, the water is now not as hot as it used to be. Does anyone know of a Bosch service rep. in the Lakeside area, and if so, could you please forward me name and phone number and where he is located. Thanks very much.
  9. Canadian Banking

    This happened to me quite a few years ago when I did not receive by BMO credit card after it expired. They said they could not renew because I was no longer a resident of Canada. So I tried with CIBC and no problem. I think I got my new one last year with no problem.
  10. Thanks for all the help folks. I did not mean some of you to get tangled up in a discussion about whether flu shots are free or not. I really don't care; I'm Canadian. Everything is free there, yes, and we pay for it with our taxes.
  11. This won't answer your question, but there is usually at least one bilingual agent at the Bancomer on the Plaza in Ajijic.
  12. Just wondering if the winter flu bug has started already? I have been laid low with much diarrhea, high fever for one day, plus a little vomiting, and now after 2 2/12 days am starting to feel a little better, but still have a weak feeling, with dizziness when I stand up, and still sweating quite a bit. If it does not clear up by tomorrow will head to the doctors. Thanks for your comments.
  13. I have seen Dra. Andrea at Dermika for Solar (Actinic) Keratosis several times now, and the liquid nitrogen treatment does not work for me. The spots and scabs just come back. There are a number of options listed on Dr. Google for this condition. The Fluorouacil cream method takes about 3 days on the head and looks awful and is painful and itchy. In the next couple of weeks I am going for the Picata treatment. This is a liquid that is applied by the Dra. over a three-day period and is supposed to take care of the problem. It is much more expensive but she says it gets rid of the spots/scabs. The liquid is not available at the Dermika Pharmacy but kept in the Dra.'s office. I will see Dra. Andrea on a Tuesday, she will leave instructions for another Dra. the next day, and she will finish off on the procedure on the Thursday. The estimated cost is around 4,000 pesos. Yes, it costs more, but is over with very quickly.
  14. Storage

    The one near Walmart and Strom White are the only two that I know of.
  15. I tend to look at it this way, and correct me if I am wrong. 1. There are condominium buildings which can be many units in 1 or more buildings with common areas, i.e. the one under construction near Plaza La Huerta, west Ajijic. 2. First the one where the entire condo site, i.e. the land, is owned by the condo association including the roads, and these are usually gated. No one is allowed in unless they are owners. You basically own the land your house is on, plus your house and a share in the common areas, which includes streets and other common facilities, i.e. swimming pool, etc. e.g. Los Sabinos. 3. A Fracionamiento, where the streets continue to be owned by the municipality but the Fracc. has to maintain. The owners own the land their house is on, plus the house, and a share of the common elements, which could be pool, gym, etc. Sometimes gated, sometimes not, e.g. Raquet Club, gated but the public has a right of entry to access the restaurants up there. Another example, La Floresta, but it is not gated. Hope this helps and anyone correct me if I have stated anything incorrectly.