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  1. I am helping a friend who is considering renting a house 'out in the country' in San Nickolas. She is not familiar with this area. She is a single senior female. Can you offer some pluses, minuses, concerns, any personal experience living there, and etc.. Thank you !
  2. Hi ! I can not speak from personal experience about El Chante .. but I can about SJC. If you like rockets, bombs, fireworks, fire crackers in celebration of every Virgen that ever walked the earth in Mexico, as well as other happy holidays. you will love it here. After all these years I have gotten used to it , actually enjoy the happiness that is shared,, but my dogs still have not adjusted to it yet. Have a friend who lives in that very particular area you are speaking of.. a short time ago a large water pipe broke causing a semi-river going down the street.. notices made to the appropriate authorities were made a few times - nothing done after many ! weeks .. finally private citizens paid some workers to fix the broken pipe and part of the damage to the road that the water caused.. I am not being negative, just giving you some factual information.. Welcome to Mexico !
  3. Lakeside Shoppers were informed about the Jan 1st no IVA on pet foods, but , when they did shopping there at Costco Costco would not budget about not taxing their pet food purchases. The Shoppers are trying to stay on top of the problem, as it presents a problem for them also, which they did not create. The Shoppers can not absorb the cost of the IVA tax themselves , and offered two choices : yes, bring my delivery and I will pay the IVA [ demanded by Costco ] on this order , or , cancel the order . Hopefully the pet food sellers will become aware of the law and follow it ... Within the new law there is a mechanism available to the seller to recover the taxes [ from the govt ] they paid when they bought the pet food they have for sale.. of course it may be work to get that accomplished, so possibly it may be easier to say they were not aware of the law, and keep taxing the customer until they sell all of that pet food supply they paid IVA on. And thinking when they buy a new supply, the seller will not be charged the IVA, and then [ hopefully ] will not charge the customer the IVA because the customer is not aware of the law, and does not speaks up if charged an IVA on their pet food purchase. This no IVA tax only applies to pet food, not other pet items like kitty litter, which will continue to be taxed, like toilet paper, etc.. .
  4. Yesterday was at the one functioning ATM, and chatted briefly with a woman in line who was ahead of me. She said that she had just read in "Forbes", that HSBC was not going to be in Mexico any longer, and focus in Asia. I did not do any research to follow-up on this topic.
  5. sent you a PM .. somehow I can not post my reply here .. even after 3 attempts.. I do not use them, but think I saw them at Vet Memo's office - Ajijic on Constitution. Call Monday 376 766 0885
  6. Sadly, I add this information. A friend died this week in a hospital in Guad. I recommended the services of Funeraria Chapala - 179 Morelos , Chapala. 376 765 5789 ( 331 454 4094 ) to the family. I used their services Feb 2018. The family contacted that funeral parlor .. they brought back the deceased from Guad, provided the cremation services, and brought them all the paperwork to their home, along with the ashes - within less than 48 hours. .. [ Cremation Certificate - need for transport out of Mexico, death certificates in both Spanish and English and SS notified via the American Consulate when the agent met with them ]. The total bill was 14,500 pesos. .. the same price I paid 2/14/2018 , and the same professional agent - Arturo [ whose name I could not recall when I did my previous posting ]
  7. I had to use end of life services, and used Funeraria Chapala - 179 Morelos , Chapala. 376 765 5789 ( 331 454 4094 ) As you go into Chapala, go straight through the light, past the fountain, and a few blocks on the left.. it has a parking lot. The gentleman I dealt with , spoke sufficient English, and came late on a Sunday night, within an hour of the call . Papers needed are: a passport and Immigration card. That night a photo was taken of these papers, so I did not have to make copies for them. I am sorry to say I do not remember the gentleman's name, and can't find his business card. He told what he was going to do, what time he would be at my house for each of the two days, and was there on time as he said he would there. The next day, I received the ashes in a respectable 'container', along with several copies of the death certificates in Spanish. And a 'certificate' of Cremation if plans were to take ashes north/out of Mexico. This was not a prepaid situation, and I paid the day I received the ashes. The agent went to Guad the following day to the American Consulate with the paperwork they needed, so Social Security would be notified, and he brought back several death certificates in English [ a letter from the Am Consulate accompanied the 20 certified copies ) . The staff there handled a most emotional situation in a calm and professional manner.
  8. Sorry I missed the : 'whatever to get it here ' Is there another option there for a 24 urgent care type of place in the interim ?.
  9. I do not have a source of oxygen. But, my suggestion is that if you can not have O2 in your house within 2- 3 hours, with your level that low,[ you stated 83 - 87 ) I would go to the Ajijic Clinic / Hospital.. they can monitor your O2 Sat level and provide oxygen and support you until you get oxygen in your household. You will be in a room, and not a hall. and they will not empty your wallet.
  10. I do not join many discussions here because of the snarky remarks that many times come out... but will give it another try. Curiosity got me the other day, wondering about people who do not want to be vaccinated. I do realize this is a personal choice, etc.. And the question came to mind: Do people who do not want a vaccination for themselves, - do they vaccinate their family pet ? [ and why ? ] .
  11. Went today - Wednesday .. took about an hour to get there.. travel time depends on your location on the lake, traffic and route, etc.. Today arrived at 11:20 AM .. yes long lines, but did not seem any longer than on first shot trip. # 622 was marked on windshiled upon arrival .. I surmise that there were 621 cars ahead of me when I arrived [ at 11:20AM ] . Still very efficiently run.. after the 20 minute after shot wait period, was a bit over an hour for the whole process. I think this is pretty good considering staff people and volunteers knew what they were doing, were polite and friendly, and you stayed in your car. Previous first shot- April 15th - done on a Thursday.. arrived about the same time. car marked upon arrival that day # 520 .. Again, am guessing that today there were more cars there ahead of me than on the first shot trip at the approx. the same arrival time. Good luck tomorrow David77 .. would suggest, if possible, get there before 11AM, or earlier if you can ..
  12. Mostly Lost, thank you for pointing out the drive through part / University / Tlajumulco. Any guess how a car with " mixed alpha " last names might be handled ? . or allowed ?
  13. Google can get a good source for this question.. look at reliable medical sources for opinions .. one site - Cleveland Clinic which is a reliable source of info - essentially says - do not mix .. Do You Have to Get the Same COVID-19 Vaccine or Can You Mix Shots? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
  14. Tingting, Thank your for your politeness and opinion. I will not get into a 'contest' with you, as we both have our own opinions. These five children live in my community.. even outside in the sunshine would not offer that much protection from possible exposure as they were so close. As you know living here for a long period of time as I have, a Mexican is not going to speak up about wearing a mask, especially to a non-Mexican. and if there is possibility about loosing some money he needs for his family. I do believe that we are our brother's keeper and need to speak up for those who can not or will not, when something is not right. . I have fellow nurse friends north who are putting their lives on the line for others, one has already died from Covid , taking care of people including those who will not wear masks. If we do not speak up, then we agree with what is happening.
  15. Sorry I do not know how to edit this.. the sentences are dis-jointed..
  16. I am trying to write this without using an expletives .. and had to double up on high blood medicine. Today in San Juan Cosala around 1PM,,, There was a display of arrogance and stupidity in it's grand glory. A Mexican man [ no mask ] leading five horses down the street - coming from the West on Dominguillo . On each of the horses was an American woman [ no mask ] and sitting immediately behind her was a youngish boy [ no mask ].. they were back [ hers ] to front [ the boy ] . Someone inquired politely in the neighborhood why the women were not wearing mask. The reply was - we are six feet a part . It was pointed put that the young boy sitting right behind each woman on her horse was not 6 feet apart. Again the reply was - we are six feet apart [ meaning the horses were six feet part.] They said that they were visiting for Christmas.. which means that they were in two airports, possibly three in among a crowd of people, on at least one plane , using at least two modes of transport to and from each airport, most likely did not stay at 'home' for several days after their arrival, wherever they are staying here in Mexico on this 'sharing' holiday visit. I understand the Mexican man's need to earn a living, but one has to believe that these woman have read or listened to the news of what is happening to thousands of people each day in the US in this pandemic .. and they act like taking safety precautions for themselves and others would be a wise and intelligent thing to do. Apparently not... so they now have potentially exposed people in the community of SJC to a possible uptick of case because of their care-free attitude, lack of caring and intelligence.. I just shake my head in wonder trying to understand what goes through some people's minds.
  17. I really loved Blue Bell when they were here .. they had the most wonder Cherry Vanilla and Pistachio ice cream. They were near the Glorietta on the Carretera in La Floresta. .. think they closed a short time after Blue Bell had major cases of Listeria in many US states, and a few deaths also in 2015 . A Federal court in Tx ordered Blue Bell [ main headquarters was in Texas ] to pay $17.25 million dollar in criminal penalties connected to the Listeria outbreak in 2015 .
  18. The 2020 Christmas show was canceled. If you Google: YouTube Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show, there are several videos that have snippets. However there is one from 2016 that runs about 21 minutes, that shows various parts of the show including the toy soldier Rockettes routine, among other parts of the show.. this is the most ' complete' video that I could find.. Enjoy. I had the pleasure of growing up in NYC and this was a big treat every year going to this show and the Easter show - also impressive..;
  19. Monday - Friday 10A - 2 PM and 4PM - 6PM Saturday, believe it's 10A 2PM The reason you can not get Memo on the phone is that his phone it not working . Telmex was doing some work on some lines near by his place about 2 -3 weeks ago, and ever since his phone has not worked. It has been reported, but no one has fixed the problem.
  20. I read the report from yesterday Nov 22nd , and then todays' total in : #IxtlahuacánDeLosMembrillos sumó cuatro casos nuevos y ahora tiene un acumulado de 573. Yesterday the total was listed at 369 accumulated case in that municipality.. The math does not seem correct, as there is a 204 case increase difference in one day .. maybe a typo? Hate to think the number today is correct, or we really are in deep trouble. Bisbee Gal, Thank you for taking the time and effort for doing these update postings - it is appreciated.
  21. For those who do not like to read articles in total.. bottom line: FDA has issued warnings about a Mx hand sanitzier comapny that has used methanol alcohol in their hand sanitizer products. The name of the company is: Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico - contains wood methanol, a toxic substance that could ultimately result in death of absorbed through the skin or ingested. Here are a list of the hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04) The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01) Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01) “Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning,” the FDA wrote on June 19 . “Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death,” the report indicated. t
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