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  1. Thanks. We live in Villanova. Few of our friends have cables and the ones that do have real jobs in the daytime. I'll try some of the repair shops. We just arrived in town last night and need transportation.
  2. My car battery is completely dead - beyond the capability of either my portable charger or my newly-purchased battery tender/charger. Left the car for three months in my garage. Battery is one year old and still under warranty from Nissan. Any ideas who I could call to come out for a jump start? Thanks in advance for suggestions.
  3. I am a current resident of California and before I got my PR visa, I drove a California-plated car in Mexico on a Temporal. To have your car registered in California (with California plates - wherever the car may be physically) you must show proof that you have a minimum liability coverage. This means coverage by a US company that can be verified by the DMV and I doubt Mexican insurance would be adequate. The question raised by California would be - why are you registering the car in CA, if you don't drive it there? If you do drive it there, you need minimum US insurance. You can try to register the car for "Planned Non-Operation" (see CA DMV website) but I don't think this is what you want. Additionally, this is done online and often gets lost by the DMV computers, leading to even more hassles.
  4. Everything appears totally above board and non-controversial, if that was the point of the post.
  5. Where can I dispose of old energy-efficient light bulbs (the tubular type), which I recall being told contain a small amount of mercury? What about old household chemicals, insecticides and old plant food and garden products? These were left by our home's previous owner and we have no use for them. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  6. Some US policies (mine is with United Healthcare) will reimburse for medical expenses incurred abroad as a resident or tourist, although at a lower rate that would be the case with an in-network provider in the US.
  7. Makes sense. Odd there was no sign. Thanks.
  8. Any idea why it was closed yesterday and today ((Wednesday). No sign just shuttered. Hope all is well with the family.
  9. Yes. We do it all the time, but it's generally not free unless your Mexican bank is owned by or has some arrangement with a US Bank. Banamex, for example, is owned by Citibank and transfers are free (and relatively easy) from your Citi account to Banamex. (We closed out the Banamex account for other reasons: they can be rather difficult to deal with face-to-face.). Now we use Multiva and transfer from our USAA acct (for $45 per international wire transfer).
  10. Perhaps slightly off topic, but the posts made me recall the story of guy who always packed a bomb in his luggage when he flew. Because the odds there would be two bombs on the same flight were practically zero. Old story. Different times.
  11. Thanks, slainte39. I tried a few hardware stores with no luck. Did not try Jara.
  12. For local delivery to hang next to our front gate. I’ve tried most of the logical shops (but my logic and local logic often differ.)
  13. Rully did our veranda/sundeck a couple weeks back. He does excellent work. Thorough and very competent.
  14. I currently live in Villa Nova and have internet service from Telecable (Izzy) to stream video via a DNS Proxy. To do this I change the settings in my personal router and connect it to the Telecable modem. Telecable service has improved markedly in the past year (around 9 Mb) I am generally quite happy - except that my 500 mp monthly charge includes TV, which I never watch. If I could bundle the Internet with my existing Telmex landline, pay only 399 or even 599 mp/month, and continue to stream video, I'd be a very happy camper. The question is whether I can connect my router to the Telmex modem and still get my DNS Proxy service. BTW, I find the DNS proxy far more convenient than VPN which I only use when traveling. Thanks in advance for any responses - especially others who use DNS Proxy.
  15. Thanks. I guess what I need is someone to re-grout (and waterproof) the tile. We have some old cans of Thompson's Water Seal, but I'm not sure whether that's sufficient.
  16. My situation is perhaps somewhat different in as much as it is in the ceiling rather than walls or floors. It is not leaching moisture from the ground, rather the source of the water is above the ceiling (the floor tiles on the veranda). It might be helpful to know who your expert is so I might contact him. Thanks.
  17. We have boveda ceilings which have begun to show small spots of white (silitre) in several places. Part of the problem is likely due to leaks from our tiled second floor veranda, about 80 percent of which is covered with a roof and 20 percent exposed to the elements. I need recommendations of someone locally with expertise in dealing with silitre on boveda ceilings and who can also suggest waterproofing solutions for the exposed floor tiles on the veranda. We have had handymen try to "fix" the problem with "anti-silitre" chemicals but the siiitre often returns. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  18. I think you are suggesting that a DNS Proxy (like the one I use from ironsocket.com on my Telecable connection) will work with Ilox. Can I simply plug my Netgear router into the one provided by Ilox? (The Netgear router has been set so as to work with DNS proxy.) The DNS proxy works much better than the VPN - at least for me.
  19. It was open in early February and is located in Los Cedros just south of the macolibramento. I understand that the emissions hologram program has been suspended throughout the state pending adjustment.
  20. I highly recommend Pablo Nunez, who we have used over several years on numerous projects, large and small. His work is excellent as is his work ethic. He has always been punctual and met targets as promised. He will not take on a job unless he knows he can complete it on time. He speaks good English and is very easy to work with. His cell number is: 331-247-6426. Home: 766-1339. (Tell him he was recommended by Steve.)
  21. It's actually two or three doors west of the window/mirror shops on the mountain side of the carretera.
  22. 10.92 pesos per liter today from Zeta Gas. Same price I paid in early December.
  23. I highly recommend the former. Fast service at a very reasonable price. Wish I could recall the address but I believe it is just beyond the DHL office. My experiences at the other shop have been mixed - with the owner often absent and having to drop off shoes at another shop across the street.
  24. I highly recommend Pablo Nunez, who has done a number of large and small carpentry projects for us. Home: 766-1339; Cell: 331-247-6426. Very reliable and punctual. Does great work at reasonable prices.
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