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  1. That's due to the lock down not a weakening of the virus.
    5 points
  2. Universal health care. Common sense, Swedish style. Living wages. Common sense, Swedish style. Guaranteed income. Common sense, Swedish style. Etc, etc, etc. Common sense, Swedish style.
    4 points
  3. The roof sealants that are sold here vary greatly in quality and price. I am of the opinion you get what you pay for. The cheaper ones don't last very long and you need to continually recoat your roof. The best I have found is the 12 yr. Fester but at over $2000 pesos per 19 ltr. pail not cheap. I redid my roof with it about 7 years ago and it still looks great and no leaks. The white sealants reflect more sunlight and can make your house feel cooler in the hotter months.
    4 points
  4. Lol, while you are at it, why not get Superlake to stop price gouging too. You will be just as successful.
    3 points
  5. If it's a new roof, you are supposed to use a thinned coat first, then 2 coats unthinned. BTW white waterproofing paint wil keep your house cooler than red.
    3 points
  6. And where are people who are stuck here supposed to go? What a nasty thing to say to someone who has suffered such a calamity. Both of you posters should be ashamed. What makes you so self-righteous that you feel you have to post to pile onto someone's misery? Okay, you may feel that way and it is your right,but to post makes me feel sick....this is a time for compassion, not vilification .
    3 points
  7. I was at Superlake this morning about 11. Throughout the store some employees were wearing masks, some not. At check-out, most were, including baggers. I was alarmed to see so many employees not wearing masks, especially bothered to see three employees not wearing masks chatting together, standing close to one another. If this rule on wearing masks and distancing is that lax, their boss is to blame. But it's also a sign that so many young employees just don't get it-- Never thought I'd say it, but I'm going back to Walmart for a while more until Superlake shapes up. Interesting to see that customers wore masks and kept a distance in checkout lines, including me. But that's not good enough. The point is for all of us to protect ourselves and others. Lexy
    2 points
  8. Sweden may not be the best example of a successful recovery. Swedes don't tend to live close together and have an excellent health care system. They also have much higher numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths than their Scandinavian neighbors. Their deaths per million rate ranks in the top 10 in the world. And their economic recovery rate is about the same as other EU countries.
    2 points
  9. Better to make sure he transfers ownership to his name at the registration office in Chapala, go with him if not inconvenient
    2 points
  10. That's a pretty over the top response to a simple question. Take a deep breath and don't assume why the question was asked. Paco I think if the airlines are booking seats, they are flying. At least from here to Oaxaca Volaris isn't booking anything until next month. Given how the goal posts keep moving I wouldn't have a lot of confidence about bookings even a month from now.
    2 points
  11. I have blueprints for my house (in a different frac), and the blueprints are incorrect with regard to the location of the sewage pipes (and don't even show the fosa). I ended up using Jose Martinez to find the blockage and the fosa. He uses a camera on a cable in the pipes to estimate distance and direction. Although that may only be moderately useful with a big lot and a long distance to the fosa.
    2 points
  12. Yes landlord gave break, did not have to pay rent $26,000 pesos in May. rent $26,000 due Jun 1st 2020 Our mexican accountant just sent me email for taxes on salary and his fee due May 14th 2% state tax 482.00 Social security 2,518.98 Retirement fund 2,755.36 House fund 2,195.51 Federal tax 2,292.00 Accounting fee 1,144.00 Total 11,387.85 I will write him a check today, thank you all for direct deposit in out Have Hammer Will Travel A.C. bancomer account. through gofundme The board of directors of HHWT met in March, looked at every way we could to keep HHWT solvent and cut any expenses during the crisis. Salaries of our teachers is a expense, we chose not to cut, Lalo and Lalito have no other income. Lalo has been teaching for about 10 years now for us, he loves the students and is a great teacher. He tells he kids we start with ten fingers and we end class with ten fingers, he all about teaching the students safe ways to work. It would be difficult if almost impossible to replace him. Thank you all for helping even a donation of $25 helps. $100 US dollars will help us reach our goal faster
    2 points
  13. Distancing is very possible in many restaurants. In one I ate at recently the main seating was outside. The nearest table with other clients was about 40 feet away. When the waitress brought our food she was wearing a mask. She could have put our food at the adjacent empty table but we didn't think that was necessary. Who know what goes on in the kitchen but you usually never do.
    2 points
  14. Generally, "happyjillan" you're simply offensive and overbearing in many of your response posts. It appears that as you're so incredibly proud of what you think you know, you simply can't wait to tell all! From here on in, at least for me, and quite a few others who I know well....YOU SIR, ARE PERMANENTLY BLOCKED!
    2 points
  15. Oregontochapala and Harry B....didn’t your mamas teach you if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.
    2 points
  16. If you think that the IRS does not have any bank account for you, you may want to go onto the "Get My Payment" website and see if it will let you enter an account.... even if it is a Mexican bank. Although I was 'sure' that I would finally get the stimulus payment in my SS bank account, I went ahead and entered a bank account on the site anyway just to be safe. YMMV https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/11/still-waiting-your-stimulus-check-you-have-until-12-pm-wednesday-give-irs-your-bank-information/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most
    1 point
  17. That's a pretty extreme case I think. That doesn't change the fact overall death rates are not that high. Also doesn't change the fact almost all the young and healthy survive. This is mainly a killer of older people. Yes, your source cites complications in a few children that might be due to the virus. They haven't confirmed that yet according to your source. I wonder how many will die from this? https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-could-leave-up-to-10-million-more-in-poverty/ We are in a Catch 22 situation. The U.N. among others is saying that hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, will die from the poverty caused by the government reaction to this situation. Here in Mexico, how many of those ten million will die from poverty? Poverty BTW is more likely to kill the young, the future, versus this disease which mainly kills the old, the past. What is the better outcome?
    1 point
  18. I assume you are repairing a flat roof. I put a membrane roof on one store I had. It was installed using a torch to seal the edges. One advantage is it is easily repaired. However if it was me, I would contact 3 different contractors and see how they say, they would fix it. Most of the measures you are receiving are temporary measures and will have to be redone in a few years. Sealer to me is not a viable option. A membrane roof with a slurry coat might be your best answer.
    1 point
  19. If you have Express VPN their support is outstanding. Usually emails are answered within an hour or two.
    1 point
  20. ...but is their economy in the toilet like the rest of Europe? Imagine if Ike had called off D-Day because he knew there would be many killed. Not apples for apples but it might make some think. A ruined economy means lots of deaths also, just not ID'd as CV on the death cert.
    1 point
  21. A quicker method: Put muriatic acid in a small bowl and hold it up to the shower head for a few minutes. The acid will dissolve the built up minerals. Run the shower with cold water to rinse. Naturally, use care and rubber gloves, etc. You can also use this method for the lavatory sink faucet screens, which are often difficult to remove.
    1 point
  22. Mainecoons,. Just googled it and false positive results with Covid 19 are VERY RARE
    1 point
  23. Very good and necessary advice. The recaudadora will be looking for a fair market price for the car for tax purposes. They have a list of values. SunFan
    1 point
  24. I would highly suggest that you go with the gardener to the recaudadora to verify that he pays the taxes and fees and that the transfer is completed. If not you will will be legally liable until that takes place.
    1 point
  25. Lucy, the office manager for Chula Vista, can provide you with the file on your proerty. You may find lots of interesting goodies in there. Because of the distance involved they couldn't use the camera until they got within range. They dug about six holes trying to trace the pipe, including breaking through concrete on the patio by the pool which they repaired. It took all day. We were somewhat desperate and their price reflected it. We now have cleanouts to mark the two tanks. SunFan
    1 point
  26. Ever since Pancho's opened, I've preferred shopping there instead of Superlake. He's responsive when asked to bring in new/additional items. I like the products (including alcohol) he's bringing in from Costco as well as the fresh food at the back of the store near the Deli. I was there yesterday or the day before and everyone was wearing masks, lots of hand sanitizer everywhere, directional arrows on the aisles and adherence to social distancing. Many thanks to Pancho and his employees for taking precautions in an effort to keep their clientele safe while shopping. Salud! Val
    1 point
  27. We recognize there is some risk in ordering in take out but we also want to help our favorite places stay in business.
    1 point
  28. Until one sneezes (or coughs) on it just before its packed for delivery. Or lick their fingers. Not everyone is wearing mask. I like RV's approach because we are in the vulnerable category.
    1 point
  29. I am also a resident in Upper CV. A few years ago I got a copy of the blueprints for my home built in 2006, from the office. The plans did NOT show the location of the septic tank despite showing the lot bounaries and swimming pool. It eventually cost $26,000 pesos to finally locate and clear a septic problem. An intake pipe had subsided and caused a bottleneck. The tank was over 40 meters away in the opposite corner of the lot from where the waste pipe ran down from the house. Like most homes here setic tanks don't have visible clean outs. I wish you good luck. SunFan
    1 point
  30. I have been streaming for a couple of years now with 5Mbps It works well 95% of the time, the other 5% is usually the stream not my internet that’s the problem..
    1 point
  31. I would also suggest the Superlake have directional arrows on the floor to prevent two way traffic. If it get to crowded they may need to limit the number in the store.
    1 point
  32. The hand made products at Las Telares (?sp) should fill the bill. Turn L on Indepencia from Colon, in Ajijic centro.
    1 point
  33. I buy the white because my home can be quite warm. The white made a big difference. I buy the 5 year which means lasts about two years.
    1 point
  34. There are so many possibilities for exposure during flying it is hard to see how it could be made safe. Flying is what spread this thing all over the world in very short order.
    1 point
  35. The airlines are struggling to survive at all. Some of us just can't seem to grasp we are on the cusp of a world depression here. Maybe when the checks stop coming in the reality will sink in.
    1 point
  36. I mix one can of the red with one that is white. Been doing it since my first update or repair in about 1998. It's not my favorite color to look at, But I am at the top of the hill on Juarez in Ajijic and no one lives above me anyway. And the only time I look at it is when I check the roof every 3 to 6 months for possible maintenance needs.
    1 point
  37. Just received email Rosy and Fernando of Huerta cafe in riberas wire transferred $7500 pesos in Have Hammer Will Travel A.C. bancomer account. Please say thank to them if you have eaten at thier restaurant, Please post your review, on tripadvisor they could us another ten reviews https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g2371486-d8046199-Reviews-Huerto_Cafe-Chapala.html $62,050- $7500 pesos =$54,550 still needed Thank you Rosy and Fernando
    1 point
  38. With regard to food safety on take out or delivery, our opinion is that if we trusted their process before, we trust it now. If you think someone is mishandling food, why would you ever give them business?
    1 point
  39. We are honoring Mom this Sunday and will be open for delivery only. We are limiting to only 40 orders in order to provide quality service. If you want to treat her to the best, call Bobby soon with your reservation and order at 331 771 1641
    1 point
  40. So personal attacks may be allowed if someone decides they are providing lessons? How is the lesson value determined?
    1 point
  41. And to show some posters real persona?
    1 point
  42. You doubt it....is that like knowing it? Best not to judge unless you actually know it.
    1 point
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  44. One of the local restaurants, El Fogon de Charlotte, prior to the gov. mandate to close had removed enough tables/chairs to allow a very generous social distancing. They also sanitized the tables before each customer was seated. In addition they had a hand sanitizer station for patrons to use and they use masks. Now we just order delivery or pick up but If Charlottte's were offering "dine in" we would probably go at this time. Granted we are 73 and 70 with no pre-existing conditions. I have to think that if the government deems it safe do go back in the water in a few weeks, are we really any safer at that point than now?
    1 point
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