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  1. 19 minutes ago, Deanya said:

    Hello from two newbies:


    Also is there a safe place in Ajijic to ship Amazon purchases? We are in a small gated community and can envision stuff that cannot be delivered on the first attempt going missing.

    I've been using iShop. Don't have to be worried that packages will vanish. Small fee for their handling, 30p for small package and 80p for large.

  2. 56 minutes ago, NealH said:

    dcstroker  Not sure where you heard the "conditions on the lake aren't always conducive to going out".   I ride 7-18 miles almost every day on the ciclopista. Conditions are outstanding for riding, at least during the day.  

    LOL. Not conducive for rowing. That's why I want to start riding a trike.

  3. Reviving an old post. I'm contemplating getting into riding a recumbent trike. I row but the conditions on the lake aren't always conducive to going out. I'd prefer to ride a trike instead of a regular bike mostly for comfort and physical reasons. Has the situation improved as far as the availability of trikes in this area? Are there groups that get together and ride? Thanks.

  4. I'll believe it when I see it. I row out of the kayak club which is located right next door. Hard to remember the times we've seen workers doing repairs to the structure. Would be nice if they finally finish. I see they put a dock on the west side of the building, with the water going down not sure if that was a good decision.

  5. 19 minutes ago, cedros said:

    Unfinishd projects have been common in Mexico for years for various reasons especially if the funding is from Mexican sources.

    I've often wondered about this. It's amazing the number of gas stations that have been started and almost finished but after years still remain closed.

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  6. 55 minutes ago, MtnMama said:

    How long ago was that? Mine was denied about a year ago at LCS and I was told to get another one. I'd be very happy if I can use that photo.

    Granted it was a couple of years ago. I had it done at LCS also. Not impossible that they (passport office) have changed their requirements.

  7. 7 hours ago, MtnMama said:

    The size of the Farmacia Guadalajara photo is incorrect for US passport photos. Has anyone used the photographer on Madero in Chapala recently? I thought I'd heard she wasn't there any more. 

    Then why was mine accepted? The first one I had taken was denied because of the background but the size was never a problem.

  8. 5 hours ago, Ezzie said:

    You will need to go to Guadalajara for a specialist.  Mechanics here can pull it out and take it in for you if you want.

    I figured as much. I would have no problem taking the truck myself to Guadalajara but there's still the question of who to take it to. Anyone have experience with this?

  9. 44 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    I am educated and don't need to look it up to determine that a great deal of your posts fit the bill. Since you looked it up and chose what you consider a back up to being "drafted",look it up again and study the extensive definitions carefully. On the other hand ,I speculated that you WOULD  have to look it up but really not understand the meaning and how it applies to you with most of your blah blah blah.-SNORK!


    37 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

    BLAH, BLAH, BLA back atchya!!! SNOOORK!!!, SNOOORK!!!, SNOOORK!!!

    And to think these are supposed to be two grown men!

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  10. 1 hour ago, Fred Habacht said:

    The Garage thinks higher prices and outright rudeness will rule the day.....I think, NOT!

    Can you state an example of rudeness that you have personally observed? I frequent The Garage probably more than Pancho's just for particular items that I know they have and are easy to find. It's also faster getting in and out. I have never found the employees to be rude or unhelpful in any way.

    It's also silly to complain that the Garage doesn't have the same size selection when the store is 5 times smaller. We should be rooting for more specialty shops to open, the more competition the better. If a store can't provide what we need or has bad customer service they won't stay open long. If the GG is expanding they must be doing something right.

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  11. 1 hour ago, gringohombre said:

    The OP headline mentioned FACTORIES...these area a lot different than workshops (Talleres de trabajo) that do custom work. I did talked directly with this woman (she contacted me through my website) and advised her to get a local "guide" who could get her around to appropriate talleres to help with specific product needs. If anyone here could recommend such a person please post it here and I will make sure that she sees it. Gracias

    Semantics. A factory is a building where goods are manufactured or assembled.

    I've sent the OP a PM.

  12. 22 hours ago, gringohombre said:

    You are not going to get any factory to work with and you will be wasting your time trying. I have a wholesale company and my minimum order is US$1,000 and there are also minimums within each category: www.mexarte.com


    Sorry, but you couldn't be more wrong. I can see at least a dozen items in our home that we got custom made in Tonala. Most of the iron factories can make items just from photos. There are several factories that specialize in dinnerware from affordable to very expensive. Wood furniture usually can also be custom made.

    The tianguis on Thurs. and Sun. is fun to go to at least once for the experience. Think Chapala size x10, mostly goods.

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  13. On 2/2/2022 at 8:32 AM, Eric Blair said:

    In the morning, our two small dogs (who sleep in bed w/us), will go onto their backs, squirm, wiggle, thrash their feet, etc. Sort of like they are trying to scratch their backs, but it doesn't seem to be that.

    Nothing on google.

    Must not have tried very hard. https://wagwalking.com/symptom/why-is-my-dog-rolling-on-his-back

    Basically they're happy!

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  14. Another problem with the light at Super Lake is that the people driving west cant see the light unless they stop well back from the street. Just got back from shopping there and had the green light to enter the carretera and 2 cars headed west didnt even stop and when I honked my horn got a dirty look.

  15. Since my wife and I came from San Diego the weather definitely wasn't a factor. Cost of living was for sure. I retired when I was 55. With the sale of our house and some investments we were able to move down here and live comfortably until SS kicked in. My wife being born in Mexico also played a part in the decision.

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