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  1. I have tried many products over the years but this is awesome. I just got it and just cleaned two chair cushions and a full sofa in 10 minutes. Best present ever! It's available from both Amazon.com (it will ship to Mexico) and Amazon.com.mx Make sure you watch the video! https://www.amazon.com/ChomChom-Roller-Dog-Hair-Remover/dp/B00BAGTNAQ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=chom+chom+roller&qid=1575312034&sr=8-4 https://www.amazon.com.mx/ChomChom-Roller-Dog-Hair-Remover/dp/B00BAGTNAQ/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_MX=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=285QE668T3X2A&keywords=chom+chom+roller&qid=1575311764&sprefix=Chom%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-1
  2. But you weren't "importing" it and, if you scroll to the very bottom of your link, you'll find the contact information for the permit that you needed to apply for 30 days before you got to the border... and I know you're not a U.S. citizen and I know you're not going to school. Try calling that number and asking them NOW.
  3. I hear ya jillin'. Did lots of renovating with hubby over many houses and many years both here and in Canada. My favourite trick was to wait until he went on a golf vacation or was in the hospital and then just do what I wanted. All done and finished by the time he got back. My absolute favourite was when he was consulting in the city from Monday to Thursday and only came home for the three day weekend. He kept telling me that he'd called and I wasn't home. Well, I was helping build new kitchen cabinets for the farmhouse... sanding, staining and scut work with the carpenter. He came home early one Thursday just as I was cleaning up after the installation. His jaw dropped when he walked in and he stammered "I thought I'd come home and find you with another man and I found you with... a kitchen." The house finally sold shortly thereafter.
  4. LOL! Loved the story and, of course, his logic is what makes it so funny. I loved renovating my current house and building on the coast. I learn a lot with every experience. As with everything in life, you have to give respect to receive it.
  5. Thanks Cedros. I'm out of emoticons for the day.
  6. Thanks for an introduction to that website Halfglass! I love the format "showing" you how on various recipes. I've already bookmarked three other recipes. Oh boy.
  7. A good contractor knows who to buy from, why and when. We weren't going to start the San Pancho build until the middle of October 2004 but the bricks were all bought, paid for and stored in August on Beto's recommendation. Buying an existing house is a crapshoot unless you know who the builder is and his/her reputation in the community. I am constantly amused by the signs on houses which state only the Architect's name. I don't care who designed it, I want to know who built it and if they stand behind their work. Sort of like restaurants. Any cook can get it right some of the time but a reputation and customer loyalty is built on consistency.
  8. Bricks only crumble when they aren't made properly.
  9. I think it means "factually similar" and I'm too lazy to look it up. Basically, you use a "fax" machine that takes your document and sends its contents digitally to wherever you want it to go and it's usually sent because a "real" signature that can be authenticated is required. In many cases a scanned document of the same can be sent as an e-mail attachment in PDF and will suffice. However, depending on the circumstances and/or the requirements of the entity requesting such documentation, you send 'em what they want but that's how it was done before everyone had computers and internet connections. Beat the heck out of Fedex and/or snail mail. Times change.
  10. I have a number of brick walls in my little twenty year old house that are done the same way... kinda like accent, statement walls and I wanted the same look. It may have been done differently if I hadn't been so specific. I like JP Home Services here because they listen to me, ask my opinion and never talk down to me. Just like I loved working with Beto Ramos Balcazar of Bucerias when he built our house in San Pancho. Exceptional crew, exceptional standards and exceptional knowledge.
  11. Or for someone to live in while their new home is being built. Or it can be sold and towed to Roca Azul in Jocotepec. However there is more than one model of this motorhome, which model is it? Read the first PDF in the second link of this google search... https://www.google.com.mx/search?source=hp&ei=oIjhXejjDo_IsQXxiJSYDg&q=2005+Ford+Gulfstream+BT+cruiser&oq=2005+Ford+Gulfstream+BT+cruiser&gs_l=psy-ab.12..33i22i29i30l10.4011.28009..78480...1.0..0.142.3531.7j25......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30.fb_w8aFgotM&ved=0ahUKEwjos_z3qZDmAhUPZKwKHXEEBeMQ4dUDCAk
  12. Excellent point Alpha 1! We had an accountant do all that separately from the builder when we built on the coast. There were no extra costs at the end when we applied for the Finiquito that tied the house to the lot. That is an extremely important part of the building process.
  13. And that kind of stonework, with no mortar, requires an even higher level of expertise. I added my photos to my post above.
  14. This website had the most choices for lots that I have found. 10 pages but make sure you read them all because they go up in price but are sometimes listed in pesos and most are in U.S. dollars... in other words, the 1 million peso lots are mixed in with the 1 million U.S. dollar lots. http://chapalamls.net/properties/land-and-lots There really is no average but you can save a lot of money if you get quotes for Obra Negra (finished walls/plumbing/electrical) and then include "installation only" of the tile that you've bought and the windows that you've contracted for... understand? If you want a view, the lot will cost more but remember that views can be blocked and, honestly?, the view at night is like the black hole of Calcutta... no twinkling lights on the other side of the lake. Any retaining wall is going to cost you a lot extra and make sure it's done right or your house will crack and slide. If the lot is in an existing defined development, there are going to be H.O.A. fees or condo fees (or whatever you want to call them) afterwards. What is the water situation? What is the overall infrastructure of water/electrical/internet/sewer... Will you be building a septic tank? Will you have to buy your own electrical transformer? Aljibe or tinaco or both? There are so many variables that it's mind boggling. But, it's a great adventure if you're going to be on site daily and I would rather build a house from scratch here than live in the mess of renovating again. Set your absolute max budget for both and then find your lot. Live within your budget and make choices accordingly. Suerte!
  15. New York City? Wow, that's my laugh for the day.
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