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  1. If the tree cannot be trimmed any further back away from your property, how about simply picking up whatever debris falls onto your property and putting it in the trash? I own a home in a heavily forested neighborhood in the States, and cannot imagine how I would react to a "politely worded" letter from my neighbor asking me to keep my trees' leaves from blowing onto her property. I doubt, though, that the letter would be received favorably. Leaves and other debris from trees scatter. That's nature. In the interest of friendly neighborly relations, I suggest coping with it -- and I don't intend this to come across mean spiritedly.
    12 points
  2. This is NOT the f&%$ing flu!!! Just read an article on the local Covid forum about the polio epidemic/iron lungs/after effects on those who survived. The difference between then and now is that everyone got the vaccine to eradicate the problem. "No one is safe until we are all safe". Sigh.
    12 points
  3. Sometimes we all have moments when we’re at a loss, we’re frustrated and we share our feelings and what we hope to get back is…I hear you buddy, it sucks your electricity (for example) has gone out 5 times this week, that must be frustrating. What’s not helpful, is someone saying…oh really, I don’t have any problems with my electricity, must be your attitude. If your friend, your neighbor, your kid, whatever, shares their feelings or frustrations with you, would you say too bad, the problem is you? I hope you wouldn’t do that. If you wouldn’t say it out loud to someone’s face, let that give you pause as to whether you should type it from behind your keyboard. Remember the old adage, if you can’t say something nice or supportive or humorous, better to say nothing at all.
    10 points
  4. Marco, and his charming and lovely wife, were riding his motocycle when they were rear ended at the Walmart entrance mess. The bike was totalled and they spent the night in hospital. The driver of the vehicle says he cannot pay to replace the bike, and has no insurance. So Marcos has come up with an ingenious plan to raise the 18,000 pesos he needs for another motorcycle, which he uses for delivery. Right now, he is borrowing a friend's bike. The deal is you pay 1,000 pesos, he records your name and deducts any meals you purchased at El Rey Taco. Tonight the special is grilled garlic shrimp, with cob corn,and something else tasty - or, slow cooked beef cubes cooked in a French style like Bournigon, with generous sides. Great food at great prices. His Father is a professional Chef from France and he has gone to a trade school for a Chef certificate, worked all over Mexico, but Chapala always draws him back. Super nice young couple.
    10 points
  5. "... endless covid fear mongering and BS from the media and this board." You forgot to disparage Scientists, Doctors, health care workers, billions of concerned individuals and Government. Millions of deaths; tens of millions (soon to be hundreds of millions) of cases and you suggest Covid is an overexaggerated issue not worthy of strict support of preventative measures such as masks, social distancing and vaccines. You make fun of our concerns for safety. As the chief moderator on this board, a position of influence and responsibility, you use this platform to spread what I consider reckless innuendo. Today one in ten Americans have been affected, some with lingering conditions. Well over 600 thousand deaths. Think how many family members and friends are left behind to grieve and cope and yet you continue to trivialize the seriousness of the pandemic. This is not a game - first/ second amendment rights arguments, infrastructure bills - this is life and death as well as the recovery of world economies. SunFan
    9 points
  6. Pedro you don't have to always be a jerk when you disagree with someone. Its just not needed or wanted.
    9 points
  7. Problem solved in the UK
    9 points
  8. recently I went to an important party. I had to go. During the discussion we came around to Covid, I had assumed all of the over 60 were vaccinated, two present stated that they were not vaccinated. I was shocked. All were unmasked. If you are unvaccinated and decline to wear a mask or at least inform those around you, please don't participate in group activities. Yes it is yout RIGHT to not vaccinate and it is your RIGHT to not wear a mask, but, I feel it is your obligation to not endanger others.
    9 points
  9. This thread has gone from a pity party to a pizzin' match. Always the same cast.
    8 points
  10. OK... enough already!! To those who think it might be repairable...Ferret, Curmudgeon, Mainecoons, and Johanson and anyone else who wants to leap into the fray.... and knowing I'm certainly not infallible, especially with anything remotely tech-related: Have I got a deal for you! Come and get it (bring something to wrap it in) along with manual and remote (batteries included). Goes to first one in the door. Take it to SJC. IF the guy thinks he can repair it...... (1) pay the piper and get yourself a "free" 55 inch flat screen Smart TV (2) same as # 1 but be a hero and donate it to a person/family/ ?? of your choice (3) tell the guy to go ahead and fix in on HIS dime, and then HE can either keep it for himself/family or give it away to a needy person/family (SJC certainly not lacking in that category). Hoping somebody can come out a winner in this.🤞 Just don't ever bring it back 🤣 376 766 3580 to arrange (phone has answering machine)
    8 points
  11. I’m fully vaccinated and intend to go on living and enjoying my life. Joy has been on hold for too long. I don’t give a flying fig if someone else is vaccinated or whether they wear a mask or social distance. If you want to worry and control what everyone else does, knock yourself out. Those that are vaccinated have done their part. Feel free to preach away, I’m going out to enjoy the day.
    8 points
  12. It has everything to do with it. If you believe the vaccine protects you, why are you worried about what others may do? The odds of getting covid and dying from it after getting vaccinated with the most proven shots is small. You probably face a greater danger getting run over in front of Walmart. Sounds like some of you want your own little covid police state. That isn't going to happen here. You have a much better chance of getting your way in Canada, might consider that option.
    8 points
  13. That's beyond callous and thoughtless. Do you realize how hard it is for handicapped people to get a job here?
    7 points
  14. The Delta strain first appeared in India where they were using ivermectin instead of getting vaccinated. Do we really want to follow India’s example? your senility may be a sign of COVID-19. Have you been tested?
    7 points
  15. I’m writing this to warn the Chapala community of the unscrupulous business practices of La Pueblita Retirement Center in west Ajijic. My mother is 85 years old and was living alone in the US. It became clear that her health was declining, so I convinced her to move to Ajijic so I could get her the care she needed and I could be nearby. La Pueblita is very close to my home, and so I went there to see what they offered. Their staff told me La Pueblita offered all levels of elder care, from independent living, to assisted living, to memory care. I told them I needed to get my mom here soon, and they said no worries, their cafeteria would be open in 2 weeks, and they would be opening the memory unit also very soon. I moved my mom her February 25 into a “casita” at La Pueblita. In order to do so I had to pay $4800.00 in membership fees, plus a $2300.00 security deposit and one months rent , for a total of about $9000.00. When my mother arrived the casita was filthy with construction dust, so I had to hire a maid to clean the place. The internet did not work. The cafetería was still not open, and the staff seemed oblivious to the concept of caring for elderly people. Quickly it became obvious that my mother needed assistance, as she was suffering from considerable memory loss. La Pueblita had no possible way of assisting her. They had no laundry service, no food service, no cleaning service, and no internet. On March 12, just 2 weeks after I moved her in, I moved my mother to a facility that actually was equipped to take care of assisted living residents, and I asked La Pueblita for a refund. They put me in contact with Lucas, who told me there was a 90 day waiting period for refunds. After 90 days I contacted Lucas, and he started making all sorts of excuses for why they couldn’t pay, and told me per our agreement only 75 percent of the membership fees would be refunded. After several weeks of calling over and over La Pueblita returned $3500 out of the $9000.00 I paid to have my mother there 2 weeks. Lucas advised they could not refund my security deposit at that time because there was a delay with the banks due to covid. It’s now been almost 5 months and they are still in possession of $5500.00 for my mother to stay in the casita 2 weeks. I know someone else who is experiencing a very similar situation with La Pueblita, so please be extremely careful if you intend on dealing with these people.
    7 points
  16. I am almost to the point, no vacuna card, no business. You are not coming into our house, we are not taking your taxi, with no properly fitting mask, we are not coming into your store. Our most regular taxi driver, real nice and informative guy, but he thinks going to church once a week is his vaccine. The way to get people to vaccinate is to hit them in the pocketbook. No one knows if the highly contagious Delta 1 can overide your vacuna. Please keep wearing your masks
    7 points
  17. This is about more than just me. A vaccinated population is the only way to beat this pandemic. Otherwise it will hang on for years, overwhelming the healthcare system and sickening and killing more and more people. The long term side effects for Covid are too often ignored. Educating the un-vaccinated is critical at this juncture IMHO.
    7 points
  18. Fully vaccinated does not mean immune. You could still be infected. Why take a chance, just because you may not get as sick or die? You can also still pass the infection. This can be bad for others who don't have as good an immune response. There is nothing wrong with being cautious, whether or not you are fed up with the routine. Because it just well may affect you, whatever you think.
    7 points
  19. Much ado about nothing. Just get vaccinated Cedros and quit being such a pussy.
    7 points
  20. Again you are lying just like you did try about the fishing trip and member sunfan who was on the trip called you out . Your personal attack which I laugh in your face about amuses me just like the many others you have tried. I took punches and gave them too as well as shooting the boot in my youth as an individual and in a street gang in Parkdale. I did not hide from the violent drunk and wife abuser but hired body guards while the local police tried to find him, to protect my wife and I when we went out. His wife finally had enough and divorced him. She was wife # 5. Does it make you happy that you have now also insulted my very worried wife who took his threats seriously?
    6 points
  21. Yes they can...and yes they did! Actually, for me it was an illegal U-turn on the highway to the airport. He was very polite and professional and I was polite to him. He explained what I had done wrong and I was guilty. We visited in Spanish for a couple of minutes and he then offered to write me the cheapest ticket he could which was a "no seat belt" instead of the turn infraction. He showed me on the ticket how to go online to get the numbers I'd need to pay at Bancomer for 1/2 price if paid promptly. He showed me his name and badge number on the ticket as well. He never asked for a mordida and I never offered one. I didn't mind getting the ticket since I have bent my share of traffic laws over the years. Figured I was due... Alan
    6 points
  22. Unreal what some people get all unglued about. pedro kertesz
    6 points
  23. It is not entitlement to follow guidelines. If you wish to wear a mask it's your choice. You can wear one for the rest of your life if you want. If you wear gloves when using a shovel it's your choice. Doesn't mean a person with calloused hands from using a shovel daily needs to wear gloves. I won't shame you for glove or mask use. Don't shame me for not.
    6 points
  24. CDC says no matter wear a mask. Biden made a political decision not a medical decision to say stop wearing masks. We don't know if people who have been fully treated with a vaccine can get covid or transfer covid. Some folks think they know the answer but its kinda medical guessing at this point. I hope they are correct but until we know I will wear a mask regardless of being vaccinated or not and I suggest everyone does the same until we know for sure.
    6 points
  25. I don't understand. I am fully vaccinated. The chance of my contracting covid is miniscule. The studies all say that if I do contract it the chance I will suffer severe symptoms is very small. The odds say I am more likely to die from an auto accident in my daily life than have a problem with covid. I do not think it is ridiculous to live a normal life now. I will mask up if the store or office requires it, otherwise according to the latest information, I won't get it and I won't give it so I am living like I was 2 years ago. I really don't care if others wear a mask. It won't affect me.
    6 points
  26. Just for you and the other cat lady:
    6 points
  27. You left out being magnetized, and how about those tracking chips. I find both sides of this issue have made some false claims, but only one side has made crazy ones!
    5 points
  28. Now is when the high numbers from April-June decline. Where they go who knows. Depending on the type they come and go. The largest numbers here seem to be Violet Crowned which stay high year round but whose numbers are much higher in April-June. Also Broad billed increase in those months. Right now most common are Violet crowned, Broad Billed and Berylline. Rufus are here a couple of weeks a year on their migration from Oaxaca to Alaska. Bumble Bee, Black Chinned, Sparkling Tailed Woodstar, are seasonal as well. A Broad Billed male on my finger. Violet Crowned, Broad Billed, and Berylline enjoying a meal together
    5 points
  29. Your observations are accurate. I am reluctant to post anything because someone invariably finds the need to criticize instead of help. I don't know what makes people behave this way.
    5 points
  30. Ten years since I re-started painting with a vengeance, but now aging eyes and hands no longer produce to my standards, and I've pretty much lost interest anyway. So I'd like to find a young Mexican with the passion and desire, but maybe not the funds who'll receive a large selection of partially used tubes of professional rated acrylics, brushes of all shapes and sizes, some palette knives and a palette, etc. FREE.... a small way to again "pay it forward". Yes I know there may be places (eg LCS) but want to explore this route first. Please post here or send a PM.
    5 points
  31. WOW! What an incredibly uplifting thread!!!
    5 points
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