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  1. Check out San Francisco Mattress Company at the SE corner of Madero and Morelos (the main traffic light corner) in Chapala. Great mattresses and good prices. Other on this board may agree.
  2. I am VERY confused by all this information. I will be going up to the states in June. Usually what I do is buy an ATT sim card there to use for the duration of my stay. However, I would be much more pleased with using a Telcel deal such as Rony suggested. However, I have several questions; if anyone can answer them simply and directly, I would be VERY pleased. Does the Paquete 100 deal require you to sign a contract? If not, how exactly does one go about getting the deal? Does the Paquete 100 deal require you to get a new sim card? Does the Paquete 100 deal allow you to make calls to Mexico as well as the U.S. and Canada when you are in the U.S? How do you renew or recharge your phone with this Paquete 100 deal if you are in the U.S? is there a Paquete 200 deal? If so, how exactly do you get that deal? Again, anyone who can answer the questions above simply and directly I will be very grateful to.
  3. "Many times people have old clunkers and expect repair shops to turn them into Cadillac's" The problem frequently seems to be that "mechanics" take in Cadillacs and turn them into old clunkers. There is no authorizing or certifying body that I know of down here such as ASE in the states. Consequently, anyone can hang up a sign that says they are a mechanic. And they do. Horror stories abound. Ron Young is a certified mechanic from Canada. Pablo (Pablo's Garage) is a certified mechanic from the states. Other than the two of them, I don't know of ANY other certified mechanics in the Lakeside area. With a non-certified mechanic, it's a crap shoot as to whether or not he actually knows what he is doing. Even if he has done it before. My suggestion to anyone looking for a mechanic at Lakeside is to use a vehicle like this web board or TOB (The Other Board ((Inside Lakeside)) and seek out experience with people who have actually had the kind of problem you are having and who have had a successful fix by a local mechanic. Asking for and getting a generalized recommendation for a "good mechanic" at Lakeside can be devastating to your Cadillac and to your wallet.
  4. Ammonia - pure ammonia, not laundry detergent with ammonia - in a pan with a sponge in it and placed under the engine compartment or IN the engine compartment will keep just about anything out of that engine compartment. Two things, however: you must refill the pan periodically and you may have to remove the pan before driving the car. Walmart and SuperLake usually have ammonia in the laundry section.
  5. Yes, I think you are right. For example, on three separate occasions in the last 2 months, I have been in restaurants when a flock of snowbirds landed. The cackling and cawing, quacking and squawking just drowned out the conversation at the rest of the tables. We couldn't hear each other three feet away. We thought that once the flock had settled the volume would go down and it did to an extent. But every time some one of the flock would stretch it's wings and come out with a cock-a-doodle-do, the whole flock would join in with a cacophony of bird calls and we would have to stop talking again. They are certainly a rude presence - but then what could you expect from wild snowbirds?
  6. "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig." - Mark Twain
  7. I rest my case.
  8. Hmmm . . . Sounds like it might have been Conrad Black.
  9. Is the issue here nationality? I don't think so. The issue is overtly hostile behavior. And what we have here is covertly hostile behavior being used to identify and discuss it. Using the behavior of one ignoramus to exemplify all members of a group by implication is just another form of the same behavior - just a little more cowardly and insidiously. Haven't we got enough bias and prejudice north of the border? Do we have to bring it with us down here?
  10. For my information and future reference, why would the poster have to go to another Recaudadora office when she was already dealing with the Chapala office?
  11. I am so absolutely fed up with the nonsense of Telcel that I am seriously thinking of switching to AT&T. Does anyone know if they are open and providing service yet in the Lakeside area?
  12. I know that place! I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks, Chillin.
  13. This is a very small job. It may require bending, stretching, adapting and/or resizing pipe. Does anyone know of a shop here at Lakeside that may be capable and willing?
  14. Which Costco was it? I think I need one of those.
  15. If the Mac is reasonably new (2010 or after) and up to date, perhaps the cheapest, easiest and most versatile way to stream stuff from it to your television is via the newest version of the Apple TV. Anything that appears on the Mac can be "mirrored" on the television screen that the Apple TV is connected to. No wires are needed for the connection. Very simple and it works! $149 USD in the states. Probably slightly more in Mexico. Available at the IShop in the Gallerias Mall in Guadalajara or online via the Apple Store Mexico and delivered to your door.