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  1. 9 points
  2. 5 points
    Oh, one might be surprised....! 😉
  3. 5 points
    This is the WORST of the worst! This was a fund raiser for something that benefits this entire community. A lot of volunteered hard work by many people for a couple hours of fun entertainment. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CONTRIBUTED👌🌞
  4. 4 points
    Pot. Kettle. Black. For the past 20 years, until my retirement 10 years ago, my stated occupation on my Canadian income tax forms was "professional artist and mason" A professional artist is someone who has fine artist skills, but chooses to sell those skills to the highest bidder. That is all that I am recommending here. Simple. I have worked alongside with some of the best fine artists in the world, a very tough game to get recognition. On wood working, I owned a golf tee factory, into which investors poured in enough to purchase five automatic hollow chuck lathes, a chain driven circular saw, dust collection, two heavy duty router tables, automatic pad printer. The wood we used was B.C. interior Birch which was inexpensive because it was often gray water stained. In short, I have been through truck loads of birch, yellow cedar, maple and alder. All that time you were running around to flea markets, as some sort of grifter, trying to hoodwink people into thinking these extremely ugly articles were actually highly valuable works of art. I always remember when you asked if I could connect you with a famous architect. You sent a picture of all these firewood logs dressed up in old clothes. You claimed he was a famous folk artist, yet when he died, there was not a single word about this in his lengthy obituary. Out of my ken, really? I double dog dare you to send in a picture of the firewood people which I believe you wanted $20,000 cdn for.
  5. 4 points
    They will make house calls and some English is spoken. LOCKSMITH ARAGON Morelos # 172 - Chapala, Telephone: 766 3552
  6. 4 points
    Before I made a decision on the house I would get a solar quote. You might be surprised how reasonable it might be. I've seen installations with a 3-5 year payback if one is in DAC....after that your electricity will almost be free. Don't compare to NOB solar pricing.
  7. 4 points
    Likes: Weather, friendly people (both expat and Mexican), beautiful lake and mountains, gradually improving infrastructure, access to many wonderful colonial towns within 2-5 hours drive in any direction, still reasonable cost of living. Dislikes: Ever-increasing traffic, parking problems, getting anything done without excessive complications, too many rumors/too little accurate up-to-date info, costs of rentals and house purchases pricing out many people (both expat and Mexican).
  8. 3 points
    I am far from being silent in all respects.
  9. 3 points
    Time and time again people have recommended the shop near Telmex on the lateral.
  10. 3 points
    iLox was able to get into Lakeside because almost 500 people paid UP FRONT for the service, because they were so pissed off with TelMex over the years. That's a lot of people who have not experienced what you are talking about. I still deal every single day with TelMex customers who get anywhere between -2 and 5 Mbps. That's no improvement.
  11. 3 points
    Elisabeth- Carla from the Legion here- Don't delay, contact Ron from Go Solar ASAP. We have a small house and no pool, but a simple and not very costly solar installation by STI is saving us an average of $3,000/mo. Other companies wanted to install twice the equipment at twice the cost, taking twice as long to recoup our installation costs! Ron is great to deal with, extremely knowledgeable, his crew was the best. Look at solar hot water, too. We love ours and again, the savings in gas start immediately and are substantial.
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    We have had a pool here for over 11 years. They are money pits, plain and simple. Replacing pool solar panels, replace decking, pool lights, turbo-cells for salt water, new control box for chlorinator, on and on. I am ok with it as I had a much larger pool NOB for over 16 years. Stuff wears out faster here, especially those that have exposure to electricity and how it varies in voltage here.
  14. 3 points
    Those excellent health care systems in some European countries took decades to build and this president thinks that he can do it within 2 years, with a budget that is only 5 % of those European counterparts !? ( he likes to compare to Denmark )....with the same infrastructure, highly skilled staff, newest equipment, less corruption ???..... Keep on dreaming, Mr President
  15. 3 points
    ...But where is it in relation to the Oxxo?
  16. 3 points
    Get x-rays and an MRI and see an orthopedic surgeon! Don't let a chiropractor fiddle with your back! Been there, done that.
  17. 2 points
    IMO, of all that was said, this is most likely the 'take home' words. The rest is, again IMO, just mental masterbation.
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  19. 2 points
    Schedule 40 PVC and plastic valves work just fine for salt water pools. The maintenance is a lot easier normally only needing to adjust pH and maybe small amounts of chlorine and shock if there is a lot of rain. A 220 volt variable speed pump such as one made by Pentair consumes very little electricity although the up front cost is pretty steep. Speeds can range from 1,300 RPM to 3,400 RPM with the low end consuming about 180 watts per hour. If you have solar electricity and want warm water, an electric heat pump is a good choice. It doesn't matter whether it's sunny or cloudy you can get the temp to whatever you want pretty quickly. A 140,000 BTU unit does consume about 8kWh per hour but after the pool is warm and covered after usage it only takes an hour or so to reheat in the morning.
  20. 2 points
    If you want the pool, Bisbee Gal's suggestion is the best way. If you don't want the pool and can't imagine using it on a regular basis, then don't buy the house. They cost money to be maintained properly and, if you're not using it and enjoying it, you will come to resent it. imho.
  21. 2 points
    MSG is an excitotoxin. Some people feel it very strongly and others are unaware. It makes everything taste good so the manufacturers use it so that they can use inferior ingredients and it still tastes great. I put a grain of it on my tongue once and it had to keep from chewing up my tongue until it wore off cuz it tasted like the best steak...
  22. 2 points
    The name of the apartments is not "cow apartments" as it was pointed out, that the cow was merely a landmark at one time to find the lane where the apartments were is all.
  23. 2 points
    If you can't remember and try to make a joke of it,I suggest that you don't give useless advice to people who might actually be looking for those apartments.
  24. 2 points
    Forgot to mention gas stoves are between 20 - 30 % cheaper to run than electric in most areas ...very important if you’re dancing with DAC . I have a large commercial Mexican range which is also crap ( badly designed and made ) but I’m used to it after 10 years..the oven thermostat does work...sometimes.
  25. 2 points
    Spend a little time on the Chapala Crime groups of Facebook and the answer will be clear.
  26. 2 points
    OK, you're free to do so. My problem was a congenital defect, impossible to fix w/o surgery. It was found via x-ray and MRI. Thorough diaganosics will tell if one needs surgery or can be dealt with via chiropractic. W/O good diagnostics any Chiro manipulation is just fiddling in the dark.
  27. 2 points
    I have used chiropractic successfully for years for different problems. But I wouldn't see Dr. Birch because he doesn't hold a license in Mexico. He hasn't done his service to the community/country and won't get my support. I want someone who has done things legally and done his service period like an honest person.
  28. 2 points
    He charged me 200 pesos for the visit plus 100 pesos for an antiinflamitory shot and an antibiotic shot and 100 pesos for an antiseptic spray. Total 400 pesos. I felt that was reasonable
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    What's bugging me is the "it's all in your head" implication and subtle tone of ridicule. Yes, there are people who "fad think" about various foods and diets, but at the same time, there are those who really are sensitive to certain substances. What's the point of the "attitude"?
  31. 1 point
    Whatever solution you decide on, NEVER put cloro, drano, or chemicals of any kind down your drains. If possible, have a plumber or good handyman rig your lavadora (washing machine) to drain to the street or other discreet location. The amount of water added from usual usage is enough to overburden most systems that drain slowly (all of them!). Buy some levadura (yeast) and flush 1/4- 1/2c. each month to keep your tank "digesting". Use of chemicals STOPS your system from working! And the submersible pump idea to drain greywater is a good one. Mine isn't submersible but my handyman rigged a 6' pipe to it and I simply get us very early and let it run for 1/2 hour- 1 hour. Works like a charm. NOT intended for black water, however.
  32. 1 point
    And a general reco to go with a salt cloro pool system, vs chemicals. These units work well, automatically, and save a lot of both cost and hassle. And almost all users also like the small amount of salt in the water, as a bonus.
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    Just talked to them again. The techs are checking the lines now as that is where the problem is.
  35. 1 point
    Hi there! Greetings from Tokio! I feel sorry that we can not come to Mexico this winter because I need to get dental procedures (12 teeth implants)😪. We may visit Guadalajara after the Olympic games are over. Chillin, I might give you a wrong idea on Umami and Koji which are different; Umami, as far as I understand, was recognized and introduced to the Western world as the 5th taste. Please refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami Koji is used to make Sake, Soy sauce, Soy bean paste, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qū I will try to bring you some Koji-Kin with me when I come to Mexico next time. I hope I can pass la aduana sin problema because it is made from rice which is not allowed to import. If you have any ?'s, please let me know. Saludos
  36. 1 point
    Thank you HookEm...is there something in the air that is contaminating certain Lakeside individuals that they have to attack other posters...
  37. 1 point
    My point is that nobody seems to know nothing about this situation. Even on this thread there are mounds of new government fine print that is contradictory itself and then this seems to be a situation that might change state to state.Your statement "I don't expect many retired foreigners to give a damn about Mexico's institutes or her problems" makes no sense in this context since I was only addressing those on this board who are almost all expats from somewhere else. I was just imparting what, in my extensive experience here including decades doing business, as well as a long time "retired foreigner" (and still conducting business) I have learned. Nothing is done until it is done here. It makes no sense to get your whities or panties in a kerfuffle over all of this typical barrage of government conflicting non-information information "press releases" and especially the know-all "experts" on this board. As my Doctor at Seguro Popular told me on Thursday when I brought this up as I was leaving, "Don't worry, nothing is changing here...hasta luego"
  38. 1 point
    I add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar while cooking the broth and it helps dissolve the collagen making a gelatinous broth. It doesn't make the soup sour either....
  39. 1 point
    I read differently than you it seems and would surely get competent advice beyond this forum before I would risk the instrument.
  40. 1 point
    You don't recycle? It's been there more than 5 years. Maybe 8.
  41. 1 point
    He definitely is not sensitive to time. I have never had him make me anything as small as a wallet but I am satisfied with his work.
  42. 1 point
    @happyjillin I had a similar stove to yours. Here is my 1927 Garland gas stove that we had at our c. 1911 Bisbee home. Absolutely NO insulation in oven....this stove was the reason I learned love cooking outdoors. The burners were excellent though.
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    You might want to try Victor Youcha. He is a good chiropractor. He goes right to your problem areas and fixes you up. He is my only recommendation Lakeside.
  45. 1 point
    I have not paid by credit card BUT we pay them more than a year in advance, (based on our normal billing), and replenish the accounts with CFE on an annual basis..Never an issue other than they fail to show our credit balance on our bi-monthly bills..I keep a running total on my own and they are RIGHT on..
  46. 1 point
    Sounds like several of us bought that nice, large Hamilton Beach convection oven. I love mine. Don't know what I did without it besides waste a lot of propane waiting for the gas stove oven to heat and then more when I was cooking or heating something that wasn't a meal for four or more, but just me. Not to mention the stove oven could heat up half the house, so I couldn't use it for almost three months a year. No problems like that with the countertop convection. No wasted counter space, either. Sits perfectly on top of the microwave. One of my wiser purchases here.
  47. 1 point
    So may rules. Too much for a sick person to deal with.
  48. 1 point
    Is it like hitting your head against the wall? It feels sooooo good when you quit.
  49. 1 point
    just get the cataract out. i had surgery with Dra. Camacho. EVERYTHING great..
  50. 1 point
    i hardly believe there are any drops like this...
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