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  1. 3 points
    Give blood. Be happy! My mosquitos are very pleased with me as they not only get a meal they get a cocktail with it.
  2. 3 points
    I have had excellent results reporting street lights. I always write it out in Spanish telling them exactly where the light is. I have also marked the pole with blue painter's tape when there are 2 or more poles in front of one address, or the pole is in front of a house that shows no number, or at a vacant lot (and tell them in the letter to look for the blue tape). Remember, they come out in daylight to replace bulbs and do not apparently have the means to 'test' them. Take your letter upstairs at the Ajijic delegacion. The woman at the desk will enter the letter's receipt on her daily log. Normally the lights are replaced in a few days, a week at most.
  3. 2 points
    Those two are glib, smart, and dare I say white. They should be back in Texas, each earning $50 to $100 thousand per year. After a few years they really could learn to relax in Mexico.
  4. 1 point
    Hey! Have you not checked the prices that we pay here? There is already a 25% tariff and more.
  5. 1 point
    Two Texans that moved to Mexico share their thoughts on what they wish they knew before they came here.
  6. 1 point
    Connection problems by CanuckBob Today at 1:30 pm Many people cannot access the forum right now because our host is having problems with the URL redirect to Insidelakeside.com You can still access the forum through: https://lakechapalainfo.forumotion.net/
  7. 1 point
    What would there be to talk about if the internet and tv service here was great?
  8. 1 point
    To be fair, “TOB” did not tell you anything. A few posters on TOB offered their opinion on your investing money with a Mexican Bank. The vast majority of posters both here and on TOB do not care one whit what you (or anyone else) does with their money.
  9. 1 point
    Homeopathic medicine is an oxymoron with the emphasis on moron.
  10. 1 point
    Yeah we all work together! We are full at the Ranch with a waiting list. I talked to the good folks at Lucky Dog and they will take the Min Pin if someone can catch it. I suggest keeping your dogs inside the house, opening your gate just a little, and luring the dog with high value food like cooked liver or raw chicken. Good luck and thank you. Here is the contact information for Lucky Dog https://www.luckydoglakechapala.com/contact/
  11. 1 point
    I am also very confused after seeing several local Mexican news reports the program is under revamp and temporarily suspended. As I understand it the suspension is so equipment and measuring can be upgraded and also to combat the usual corruption. ??
  12. 1 point
    A little off topic, perhaps, but very interesting technology. You could make your own drinking water straight out of your garden hose if you have room on your Mirador... if the tech becomes available soon. As much sun as we get, it should be very practical, too. Each structure costs less than two US cents to make and the rose-shaped solar steamer is now capable of producing over half a US gallon (1.9 liters) of purified water per hour, per square meter (10.7 sq ft) of material. Rosy tech offers better, cheaper water purification Ben Coxworth May 31st, 2019 A bouquet of the rose-inspired (or actually tulip-inspired) solar steamers(Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin) "Solar steaming" is an eco-friendly form of water purification in which sunlight is used to heat tainted water, turning it to steam which condenses back into liquid. That clean liquid is then collected as drinking water. A new system offers improved performance, and it copies the structure of the rose flower. Led by Assoc. Prof. Donglei (Emma) Fan, a team from The University of Texas at Austin started with round pieces of paper that were coated with a black polymer known as polypyrrole – it's particularly good at converting solar light into heat. Those papers were initially just placed flat on the ground in the sunlight, where they showed promise for solar steaming, although they weren't efficient enough for practical use. Inspired by a book she had read called The Black Tulip, Fan proceeded to try placing multiple papers together in a rose petal-like arrangement, contained within a glass jar. Tainted water was then drawn up into them through a stem-like tube that extended down into a vessel below. It was found that this setup allowed more sunlight to hit the polypyrrole, as light that wasn't absorbed by one paper got reflected onto another. Additionally, the surface area for water vapor dissipation was increased. As a result, the rose-shaped solar steamer is now capable of producing over half a US gallon (1.9 liters) of purified water per hour, per square meter (10.7 sq ft) of material. Any heavy metals or bacteria present in polluted water get left behind when it turns to steam, along with any salt present in seawater. The technology is cheap, too, as each structure costs less than two US cents to make. By contrast, the researchers state that other solar steaming systems tend to be costly, bulky, and produce comparatively small amounts of clean water. "Our rational design and low-cost fabrication of 3D origami photothermal materials represents a first-of-its-kind portable low-pressure solar-steaming-collection system," says PhD candidate Weigu Li, lead author of a paper on the study. "This could inspire new paradigms of solar-steaming technologies in clean water production for individuals and homes." The paper was recently published in the journal Advanced Materials. Source: The University of Texas at Austin
  13. 1 point
    Went for dinner on Saturday (June 1). I have to say I may have finally found a restaurant that fits all of my picky criteria, from service to presentation and quality of food. From his early days at la Terraza, with all the changes and questions, Bobby has had time to settle in to something solid. Bobby's menu was a nicely printed page, not a permanent menu, which certainly makes it easier for him to change things up. There are a number of interesting dinner items, some of which you can read about in the upcoming Eating Out In Ajijic by Jerry Mundel, which will be available locally and on Amazon later this month. We opted for the sea bass and the Crepe al Mer. We had a long conversation with Bobby about the local "game" of serving basa and calling it sea bass. We are on the same page when discussing those thin, slimy pieces of fillet that many places serve. Bobby's was over an inch thick and a huge portion, which gave it plenty of time to sear properly. First, the professional service staff brought out an appetizer plate, lovingly presented, with a paté with croutons and a guac with chips. Also delivered quickly were warm corn muffins, but not just any corn muffins. Really tasty and served with a generous helping of herbed butter. Three types of soup were also included, and we chose crab bisque, which was delicious and must have had an entire carton of cream, so watch out if you are sensitive to that much richness. A toothsome salad of mixed greens, black olives and a fruity vinegraitte came before the meal proper, and by now even I was feeling like I might have to take some food home. I know Bobby reads these pages, and I have to say for the bass, while the sauce and the flavour were excellent, the fish was overdone, lacking that shiny, fall-apart meaty feel. An easy mistake to make when cooking such a large piece and not wanting to under-do it, and it was still flakey. Not a deal killer. My Crepe al Mer was stuffed with shrimp and scallops. We also had quite a discussion about how hard it is to get decent scallops that aren't injected with chemicals to make them appear fatter. The crepe was perfect, swimming in a luxurious flavoured white sauce, and also stuffed with spinach. Altogether a real treat, although at the smaller size, somehow the scallops were underdone.Possibly because they get cooked with the sauce rather than sauteed first. The crepe itself was thin and lovely. Everything was delivered in good time; we never felt that we were waiting too long, nor that we were rushed. Bobby's comfortable chairs and upscale surroundings (as much as any building like that can be upscale) with the whimsical ceiling umbrellas added to our overall enjoyment. I want to go back to try the beef stroganoff and a few other dishes. Even abalone is on the menu, something I've never tried. I'd say the price was very reasonable considering all that was presented to us, and the evening was about as flawless as I've experienced around here. He's open Wednesdays through Saturdays til 9. I was pleased there was no live entertainment this particular Saturday, and because of the overall design, street noise was at a minimum.
  14. 1 point
    Because millions of people have chosen not to respect the immigration laws of other countries. Because other million can't seem to get along without dope. That's why. It is really too damn bad, I am of similar age and remember visiting Mexico frequently with just a driver's license. In those days the border towns were pretty safe, full of great restaurants and things to see and do, and cheap booze. Even as recently as 14 years ago we visited Nuevo Progreso frequently with our RV buddies, ate out, had a great time and helped to support the local economy. Before that we would visit Reynosa with my wife's father and do the same thing. Would never do that today. We have all paid the price for border insecurity and the insane level of drug use in the U.S and Canada. It is very sad.
  15. 1 point
    We have investments here in Mexico that earn far more than is possible in the U.S. these days. Those investments and the far lower cost of living here enable us to live a lot better than we would in the U.S. We watch these accounts very very closely. What are your options in the U.S.? Getting paid a measly 2 percent if that by a bank account or playing Russian roulette with the grossly overpriced stock market.
  16. 1 point
    Sorry... the land line is 33-3619-4364 33 is like our 376 making 10 digits
  17. 1 point
    Before I put out money for hearing aids, I have to ask myself how much of what I hear do I want to hear? Cost to benefit ratio.
  18. 1 point
    We went for the prime rib this past Friday. Very tender and delicious. Must be US beef! Great mash potatoes, horseradish, au jus and a popover. Salad was good too with their dressing. Cost of prime rib was $150p per 100g.
  19. 1 point
    Very good video. One question comes to mind, and that is whether the cost of top level hearing aids is unnecessarily inflated because of a simple profit motive, or is it really that much more costly to produce? They are so expensive that they are out of reach of people on a tight budget. Being able to purchase anything OTC that could help the problem to any extent, and at an affordable price, is going to make a major difference in many seniors' lives. Growing old is already a royal PITA, but becoming isolated by deafness as well is even worse. I have never understood why it isn't covered by any kind of insurance since it's so essential to well being.
  20. 1 point
    I grew up when travel between Mexico, USA, and Canada was quite free; simply a pause and a smile, and no passport needed. I think it was better for all three countries in many ways. Living near the Quebec border, we often went to Montreal to shop, or to see shows, etc. It was our closest big city. As a young adult, with a family, we continued that habit. When the occasion presented itself, we visited Tijuana in about 1962 or 3. It was still the same procedure, with no passport needed to re-enter the USA. I never even got a passport until about 1975, but had already seen a lot of the world with just military orders in my pocket, even though I was just off duty and being a tourist. Yes, my wife and kids did need passports, from about 1960 onward, to accompany me. That was expected for much of the world, but not for North America. Why complicate things?
  21. 1 point
    "now we check the balance every week or two" That´s what you have to do or even oftener now with online banking systems. I wouldn´t go away and leave my house unlocked and ask someone to check it once a month. Heavily used credit cards are like unlocked houses.
  22. 1 point
    If only those medical devices were available here but they too depend on wireless communication availability. You're screwed.
  23. 1 point
    It sure as hell is an emergency when you live alone and can't get help if needed.
  24. 1 point
    Food and menu are just "okay" . No reason to go back with so many other better choices around town, and I live on the west-end.
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