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  1. Hud; I was starting to provide a well thought out answer to you about human/animal behavior and stealing. But, then I thought I might look at your post history and discovered you seem to have a negative troll like answer to just about everything. At this point I feel logic would fall on deaf ears. People might think your posts have to do with the areas you list you have lived: Oklahoma and Texas as both are known to produce more than it's share of narrow/negative minded people. But I was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved here after 20 years in Texas so I know the states can also produc
    13 points
  2. Some years back, all the restaurants started hiring musicians to play during supper, then lunch. And lost a lot of customers. Salvadore's restaurant came close to going under after he started playing music at lunch. Tony's became the place to avoid while he was singing at 8pm. I will never go to a restaurant that plays anything more than background piano, or quiet jazz records, during mealtime. A singer-songwriter duet, such as recently advertised locally for 6pm? Forget it. Dinner out is the perfect place to chat with friends and renew old acquaintances, not to shout over your food.
    5 points
  3. Why the continuing debate? People should live where they are most comfortable for most of the time. They don’t need to explain or justify where they live nor criticize where others choose to make their homes.
    4 points
  4. My Dad Ross loved the area and more importantly the people in the area of Lake Chapala..... after being there even for a short period of time I was able to see why he loved it so much. Sadly he passed away this afternoon. Some of his closest friends will be organizing a service for the end of the week before I bring him home to Canada, there will be a post with the details in the next day or so should anyone wish to attend.
    3 points
  5. My wife and a couple friends have been trying for two months to apply for DIF cards. They went to Chapala and were told what was the required for documentation. With the documents in hand they made 4 trips to Chapala each time being told they had no cards available and to come back next week. They even tried on one occasion to go to the office in Joco with the same results. As they were being told the cards had to come from Guadalajara, they decided this week to go there instead. The first location was closed due to renovations. With difficulty they located another office where there wer
    2 points
  6. I will be buying a new laptop while in the states and will also have my old laptop with me when I fly back to Mexico. Does anyone know if Volaris will allow 1 laptop to be put into checked baggage and the new laptop as part of a carry-on? Muchas gracias.
    2 points
  7. I have to just say that I am surprised at how many foreigners will go through this whole procedure, to try to get a 50% discount on their 200 dollar property taxes, from a municipality which desperately needs their tax money. I am only guessing but I bet the staff who weren't very friendly were thinking the same thing. When they see foreigners living what is "the high life" compared to theirs, travelling, eating out in restaurants often, buying all kinds of things those workers could never afford, simply even owning a home which many of them never will, and then wanting to save that $100 bec
    2 points
  8. House Sit Mexico has only 9 active listings, and I've never seen more than 12 active at a time there, so the odds of finding anything there are very slim and you have to pay just to find out that there is nothing for you. A lot of people here hire pet sitters though so once you are here , in time you could get established and probably find lots of jobs at the current rate of 200 pesos a day in most cases, which is about $10.70 USD. That's about the same rate I pay to have my dog groomed, by the way. Vets here charge very reasonable rates, and there are so many of them that they don't use Ve
    2 points
  9. BEACH: There's relatively shitty weather there part of the year. HERE: There's relatively shitty weather here part of the year. ANSWER: Pick which feels relatively less shitty to you and you WIN the "Where to move in Mexico?" game. Congratulations!
    2 points
  10. Sorry to interject as I will never sell nor buy anything on this forum. I live kinda far. Over the years I've invited strays home with bad results. They had bad habits. Not all dogs are good dogs. I see them in shelters and a few seem okay. I doubt all of them were thrown out due to the price of croquetas. Some were never paid attention to, have stinky personalities, or perhaps found guilty of some misdemeanor, like letting themselves be transitioned from pups to dogs. I believe those are the majority of your shelter dogs. IMO it's your state of mind that accepts a dog f
    2 points
  11. We ate at Masayume today for the first time and we will be back soon. I was never inclined to try this place because it looks so small, is located on a busy strip of businesses and I thought it would be too dusty. There are tables outside that I think would not be pleasant though other people made the choice to sit out there ... The food was excellent as well as the service. This restaurant is across the street on the mountain side from Lloyds, next door to the upholstery shop.
    1 point
  12. Saw this on their FB page. Sorry to see them close. Avocado Club Ajijic January 27 at 9:53pm · We just want to thank to all the customers and our staff for all the support that you gave us. We will see you at Gossips. Management? LikeShow more reactions Comment Share
    1 point
  13. Chef Andrew 331-517-8930 He does small dinner parties as well as large gatherings
    1 point
  14. Why anyone would be asking prices on such a specific item beats me.. I never have and never would buy based on price.. Know severall on this forum who have asked about price and have gone to the cheapest one suggested on here.. They got the best price and the cheapest job.. When you get a quote ask to look at some finished product .. Check the quality of the work. Ask what other jobs they have done in the area, go take a look at them.. If you like the work then pay the price.. The bitternes of poor quality work remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
    1 point
  15. Many people around the lake knew Bud Gallagher through all the work he did with so many charities, churches, and just helping any one who called. He recently passed away and those who worked with him have established a memorial fund to keep his good work going. You would have seen him at LCS providing information and help ... or at spay and neuter clinics hauling boxes and food ... or taking a villager to a doctor’s appt ... or bringing food to Operation Feed. He was always there for so many of us. He really believed that we needed to do more to help those in need climb up to the next step.
    1 point
  16. Mexico is another word for waiting. It's the culture. No one is more impressed with the use of despotic power than the gov't worker in this country. Whatever they can do to add pointless copies of paper and bank payments, they will do. It's the job, man. It's not aimed at expats; haven't met a Mexican yet who doesn't hate it.
    1 point
  17. I was under the impression DIF cards were a thing of the past and that INAPAM is the one to have. Always have been problems with no blank cards, including INAPAM. I seem to remember it took months for them to get new cards so I asked for their phone number and called until they were in then hurried down on the Thursday , then the only day for cards, and had no problems. Don't take any of these delays personally, it's just the way it is.
    1 point
  18. I have already gone to the source, and received a quote. That is why I am asking, as I am trying to determine if it is a reasonable quote, or whether I should continue searching. I don't know why, but whenever I ask questions on this forum related to prices, I seem unable to receive any replies of first-hand experience. I understand that each situation is different, yet there is usually a somewhat standard price for work done. Maybe your windows only measure 1m x 1m, but for my 1m x 2m windows I can double what you paid and get an approximate cost. So, why can you not share what you
    1 point
  19. Of course I personally don´t think you are correct in your assumptions about all these things and your particular entitlement that you feel and are projecting onto other foreigners is why you think this way. Of course most Mexican´s don´t care about your so called superior socioeconomic status as you might think they do.
    1 point
  20. I went to Guadalajara almost two weeks ago for my Inapam card; the doors open at 8 and they take the first 100 people on line. This card is for all Mexicans who reach the age of 60 and, for nationals, it provides discounts on property and water taxes as well. The fact that expats are eligible for some of the discounts is, for me, a bonus to living here; we certainly are not the target market. We left Ajijic before 6; it was almost 7:30 when I got on line and I was #88. The people at the head of the line were queued prior to 6 am. The wait is outside, standing, and you stand to complete a
    1 point
  21. I will also miss him. He always put a smile on everyone's face as he handed out his candies. And, somehow, he always knew who he should approach like he was a reader of lost souls. May he RIP and may you find consolation in the number of us that he helped.
    1 point
  22. There are two different organizations in the Lakeside area who offer free spay neuter clinics several times a year. There are many expat volunteers manning those clinics. You skills as a vet tech, with grooming, and the fact that you speak Spanish would make you a valuable volunteer at these clinics. I have served as a team leader in the registration area of these clinics for the past couple of years. I’ve found the clinics to be one of the most rewarding activities in which I’ve been involved. We need truly bilingual volunteers to work with registration.The two organizations are Operación Amo
    1 point
  23. I think there are mountain people and ocean people. Maybe plains people too. I am a mountain person - don't much like beaches or oceans and they have too damn much air. I think the trick is figuring out which one you are and then moving there.
    1 point
  24. You answered your own question. You can buy a ticket for it.
    1 point
  25. I don't know the answer but.... I would NEVER put a laptop into checked baggage coming to Mexico.....
    1 point
  26. The fan guru here is Raphael Granados 766-3797 or 333-486-4706. He does installations for the fan and lighting store next to the Sunrise Restaurant in San Antonio. That store is where you should go if you have a hard time getting hold of him to book him for troubleshooting. For those who don't have remotes for their fans, they can be installed separately after the fact. There is no need to buy a whole new fan. For the OP, even with a remote, the chain that is also the on/off switch could have been pulled into the off position accidentally. Normally, there are three chain positions th
    1 point
  27. If you love heat and humidity most of the year, plus all kinds of bugs, then the beach is for you. If you just need an occasional “beach fix” then live in Ajijic and hit the beach in January. Been here 12 years after moving from the “worlds best beach” (as judged by Dr. Beach) and we seldom go to the beach anymore. Today was Spring like and very pleasant.
    1 point
  28. Hud , it never happened to meNOB in 30 years and has not happened in Mexico in 17 years and yes I agree with Travis , it can happen anywhere, some people are luckuer than others, When I moved to the US from France, I hated the open yards with no walls and no fence, all my family members had houses with tall walls and I loved it, actually I still love the walls and do not care for open properties.. it just depends what you are used to but give the walls and bars any day.
    1 point
  29. The spike can have a ground wire (supposed to be green) connected to it... and the green wire may snake into the conduit. But that doesn't mean it's attached to anything within the conduit. I have both a voltage meter and a surge bar that I used to tote around when looking at rentals. The surge bar (Belkin Surgemaster but there is more than one kind) has two lights on it... one says "protected" and the other says "grounded". Both should be lit. It's the simplest way to check each and every outlet. Lived in houses that 1) had no ground or even ground wire 2) had the wire but it wasn't connected
    1 point
  30. "should we allow"... Who is we, you and your mouse?
    1 point
  31. I disagree these forums are supposed to be a place for those living in the area to get information etc. There is nothing wrong with a person choosing to buy a puppy instead of adopting one .If you do not wish to purchase a pure breed that is your option. If you restrict the forum to only provide information on things you believe in you destroy the value of having a forum.
    1 point
  32. You must be new to Mexico, Modeeper. Per Federal statute, the voltage is different in Mexico than up north or in most places in Europe. A simple search will show you that the ideal voltage is 127 volts per phase on a three phase system like most have in Mexico. It further states that if one is within 10% of that, that is acceptable. Only some homes are connected to all three phases. Most are connected to one or more often two phases. I just checked my two voltage meters my Kill-A-Watt meter shows that one phase is at 127.9 volts and my second and less accurate radio shack voltage meter o
    1 point
  33. I guess you should just stay home then, Chillin. Me, I live in this world. I drive a car. I buy gasoline. I even cook... a lot... but I'll be damned if I'm going to grind my own paprika or make my own English muffins. I pay too much for airline tickets, too, like everyone else, and even if they start charging 5 bucks to be able to lower my tray table, I am not going to be looking for Wright Brothers' instructions on building a plane. But let's look at this through your eyes: six times, eh? Ok, and how many times is a person going to make these? Enough times that it is worth it to invest i
    1 point
  34. There is Cafe Montana, and Montana Cafe. And the owner of the one where Ruben is now is not happy about the other one.
    1 point
  35. I vote for Armando's. The hostess at Elegante comes to the table WAY too often IMO.
    1 point
  36. Elegante on Constutucion in Ajijic has a fixed price three course menu which is very good. At 225 it is an excellent value.
    1 point
  37. Once you reach near-deafness, it's no problem. Ears perch on the table, and they don't care about the noise. There has to something good about that state, si?
    0 points
  38. Good one. It'd be ideal to live on the outskirts of a forest not far from the beach, a small town nearby and a larger city down the road with no Wal*Mart, Cosco, Sam's Club or Burger King in sight. You know, ma and pa shopping. That way your money goes to some kid's college fund and not to corporate sperm.
    0 points
  39. But, bmh, the President of Mexico tells the World that Mexicans do not build Walls ! BTW, NOB I have never had a fence around my properties, let alone any type of wall. Just neighbors who look out for each other, and never any who were like the 3 monkeys. Still do not agree that it can happen anywhere, as there is no proof that it does happen in some places. Gotta happen before you can say that.
    0 points
  40. Some places it happens a lot more than in other places. But, some places it never happens, and to some people it never happens. It is NOT a fact of life everywhere. No justification for that statement. Does not justify just "blowing off" peoples concerns. It never happened to me NOB (70+ years). You just picked a bad place to live, I didn't. It happened to me in Chapala.
    0 points
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