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  1. If lighting it makes you nervous or intimidates you in any way, call the guys who fill up your propane tank. Same if your hot water heater goes out, etc. They'll show you.
  2. Travis

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    Come on, Tom. At least mention what you ate. I haven't eaten there since a month after they opened. That's a long time ago. If I'm missing out on something, what is it?
  3. CONGRATULATIONS Henry! And thank you for your very precise and descriptive post. I'm much less intimidated now.
  4. I can't stop eating the "Palamitas" and "Japanese Taco" at La Paceña. (Not sure about those names.... on the Spanish menu I think the first item is called "Curracanes". They are like candy, so delicious. Both of those dishes involve raw tuna so if that's a non-starter, skip the the reco.) The "Gringa" thing on their menu is tasty too. And yes, the seared Tuna also. They know what they're doing with flavorful fish.
  5. Hotel looks entirely generic but fine based on website. Something's not right about this thread........where's redsfv89?
  6. La Paceña wins "Best New Restaurant of 2018" as far as I'm concerned. I don't care about their fried fish, batter or chips though. I like the other things on their menu.
  7. They have corrected the problem at Masayume. I experienced the same undercooked, gooey vegetable tempura several weeks ago, and prior to that, I had enjoyed it several times when it was cooked perfectly. I went there tonight, sat outside, and saw the owner/chef so I asked, "Are you cooking tonight?" I mentioned the vegetable tempura problem the last time and he immediately stopped me and said, "I know. Undercooked. New chef then. It's fixed." Etc. And it was. He came outside where I was seated to make sure and I gave him the thumbs up.
  8. I LOVE this bit. (Yes I need to renew, yes it's already expired, yes I'm paying attention.) It makes complete sense since your name only appears on page one. They must need to know your calling history to see if you can drive. (Sarcasm alert! ) Whatever....bring the beast what it wants. Thanks, Ferret.
  9. Perfect timing! I have been wanting to make an appointment with her for a while. I've heard such good things, but have never had a session, and have been too busy to research contact info. What phone # do I call to schedule the session?? The hotel....or...? Thank you!
  10. Can't wait to touch one. Benny deserved a promotion in my view.
  11. To gwynne: I do not know you, but I love you.
  12. Like Dave0415 said above, I did the math. In my case the physical therapy is on the back end of the private medical insurance claim. I had two expensive surgeries in a Guadalajara hospital. Plus consults beforehand, during, and after with surgeon, plus post-surgical medicine......and then the physical therapy began, which I've now been doing for a year. After trying lots of out-of-pocket alternatives before turning to surgery, I knew the route I was taking and knew I'd clear the deductible easily. I began collecting FACTURAS for every single thing once I resigned myself to surgery.
  13. Fun foto. A beautiful moment full of life. Thanks for posting.
  14. I've been in physical therapy for a year post surgery. As memtioned above, some places are equipped to issue Facturas (needed for insurance reimbursement) and some places aren't. Yes, it will cost more. It's the way it is. Ask first. "Receipts" are worthless, "Facturas" are everything. Once my insurance stops paying reimbursements, I'll shop for less expensive help.
  15. I have always HATED boxing. But I have friends here who've invited me to a BBQ and boxing afterward, so it's impossible to not know. Saturday Night the 15th. Late-ish, around 10:30-11pm? Pay channels only. Something like that.
  16. Coming Soon: The Finest Meats and Cheeses in all the Land!
  17. The Navarro sharp, aged, white cheddar has been available at Walmart for several years. It's really good. I haven't be to Walmart in a long time, but it used to be in a black or almost black package? The other mild Navarro cheddar isn't worth the plastic wrap it's packaged in. Back to Pancho's SuperSomethingSomedaySoon!
  18. Well yes, of course you're right. I guess my expectations of "proper customer service" have been beaten down to nothing since I've lived here. I'm also not in the habit of making restaurant reservations locally (unless it's a special event night or there's a large group involved). I don't really expect restaurant reservations around here to be treated any more professionally than the average plumber treats an appointment. Hope you enjoy the replacement meal at Elegante, Camille.
  19. I saw Ricardo and Gloria on Sunday. They are expanding the kitchen. If you saw the current kitchen - about the size of your finger - you'd probably sympathize. Very necessary. Being inconvenienced is no fun. But the kitchen they've been using is a bad joke.
  20. There's one who goes on patrol in Upper Ajijic where I live, above Farmacia Guadalajara, generally during the cooler/colder nights. It sounds like a steam locomotive pulling into town. I've heard them all over Mexico, even some beach locations.
  21. Never a better time to negotiate a fee than during a heart attack! Re the car wash that's gone: Who knows what's coming? Nobody on this webboard, or nobody who's willing to say. Best bet: more than the car wash that was there.
  22. I very rarely go to Walmart any more but I forced myself today. A Saturday afternoon. Ugh. Parking lot was pretty full, I gritted my teeth. I had a weird list of about twelve items and figured if I got nine out of twelve I'd claim victory. I found EVERYTHING. Carmex lip balm in abundance....eye drops....bigmouth size tooth brushes...tons of OFF Mosquito repellent. Even a simple shower curtain with no ugly design or "art" on it. SCORE! Riding that wave I rocked over to the cereal aisle and filled my cart with almost their entire inventory of plain Cheerios. (Apologies to patient family who stood there waiting while I reached all the way to the back of the upper shelves.) And they had tons of checkout lanes open, no waiting. I felt like I'd won the lottery. (Admittedly, not sure about the Gala apples yet, they look suspicious...). PET PEEVE: I guess CFE. They is all messed up this year.
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