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  1. Roche CoaguChek XS Meter for checking the INR value (International Normalized Ratio) from a drop of capillary whole blood - simple, precise and reliable. Item only used a few times. 500 pesos. 376-766-4389 or 333-116-0996.
  2. The price depends of course upon the size of the window/door and whether you want the shutter electrically operated or opened/closed by hand. As a guide (prices may have risen since 2017 when we were installed) a window size 150 x 140cms and hand operated was 6000 pesos; a window 180 x 140cms electrically operated was 20,300 pesos. We had 2 electrically operated installed and the remainder are hand operated, including a shutter for the front entrance door. The 'hand operation' is just a self-retractable strap, very easy to use. The sense of security at night and when we are away has been well-worth the cost, plus the fringe benefits of a large reduction in the outside noise (cohotes, dogs, etc.)
  3. Carlos at comfortsolutions is the man. Fitted roller shutters to all our doors and windows. Speaks good English (and even better Spanish). 331-228-5377.
  4. I really wanted to know if Gloria was still working and if so, where?
  5. Thank you Eric, I await your further response.
  6. Can anyone tell me what happened to Gloria, the hygienist who worked with the late Dr. Don? Be grateful for any information.
  7. Was at El Sombrero last night and had the grilled fish and chips. The fish pieces were absolutely disgusting - dry, over-cooked and burnt on the bottom. I left the fish after trying to eat a piece and pointed out to the waiter how bad it was. They did ask me if I wanted anything else, but after the terrible fish I was not inclined to try anything else from the kitchen. Of course they hit me with the full bill for the meal upon leaving, not even the courtesy to offer a reduction. A restaurant to avoid in my opinion.
  8. I also highly recommend Gualberto Real and have used them 3 times for different jobs, They come to your home address and can usually fix the appliance in-situ without having to take it back to their workshop. They are located on the lateral road directly opposite the 'old' Maskaras Clinic. There is quite often one of the kids in the workshop (if it is open) whilst the guys are out on a repair job.
  9. The round solar rings are not worth the money that they cost. We found that they lasted 2 years if you were very lucky and that any holes that developed were practically impossible to repair. Both the side ring and the inflatable center of the solar rings were susceptible to developing holes and subsequently filling with water. Square solar pool heaters ('rings') were easily locally manufactured and at a low cost for our complex pool and have proved to be far better than any we have seen commercially available. PM for further details. I will post a photo tomorrow (Thursday).
  10. I would not use Dr Gonzalaes for any knee problem. PM me for details on the top man in Guadalajara.
  11. I live close to you in SA and have had no power problems.
  12. They have just built a new row of 5x5 storage units, about 20-25 of them and only a couple are occupied as of now. The rental price depends on how long you want a unit for - if you want a year and pay in advance then you get a month free. And HoneyBee, don't believe for a minute that items in your storage unit are secure, the locks on my unit were cut off and several items stolen and we have proof that the crime was committed by an employee although we don't know by which one. After this robbery, the management installed CCTV cameras around the site but that is no help if employees are involved. The management did make retribution for my losses - I will grant them that - but I would still not leave passports etc in a storage lockup.
  13. They are erecting new wooden poles down Calle San Jose in San Antoniop Tlaycapan, the strange thing is that they are directly alongside existing wooden poles which look in good condition. The existing poles carry the telephone and cable TV wires only so what are the new poles for?. Just saw a pick-up delivering more wooden poles to the street and the pick-up had "Infinitum Fiber Optic" painted on the side of the doors. Cause for excitement or not?
  14. I highly recommend Carlos at www.comfortsolutionsmx.com. He has done work for us and several of our friends and everyone has been delighted with his service. Have a look at the web site and if you are interested then give Carlos a call on 331 228 5377 - he speaks excellent English and is most helpful. Mention 'Stan' to him if you talk.
  15. Diversiones Beboys in Chapala at Venustiano Carranza #8 has the vehicle that you are looking for. Call Oswald 331-465-1292 he speaks English.
  16. Dennis Clark has not contacted me even though I sent him contact details in a PM. Does anyone know him and can advise him to look at his PMs?
  17. jrod. May I ask whereabouts in Guadalajara you went to sort out the problem?
  18. There were some differences in the required details when I renewed my car tax in Chapala this week. The procedure is still the same - a queue of people and the sitting on the chairs when you get inside the building - but the information that I had to give when my turn came at the counter was not what has occurred before. Previously, you just handed over your old car tax document and then they issued you a new one. This year they wanted to see a passport or resident card, they wanted to know my curp number, email address, telephone number, cross streets where I lived and, would you believe, the color of our house (Caracteristicas del Domicillo). Then they printed out and gave me a 'CEDULA DE IDENTIFICATION FISCAL' paper with all these details on it. Strange!!??!! The cost this year of renewing is $522.00 (less $52.00 if you renew early) and $40.00 contribution to the Cruz Roja.. They open at 08:30 am. on Av. Degollado.
  19. Went into SL today for my usual bottles of Lipton Citrus Green Tea to find that it has just gone up from $7.50 to $9.50 a bottle - a price increase of over 26%; that's quite a jump in price! Maybe not associated with the absence of Pancho, but there again who knows?
  20. Very easy to park at Soriana and just walk across at the lights.
  21. Even the 'so-called-good' solar rings from the US only seem to last 2 or 3 years at the most and for the price they do not represent good value. You can make your own 'solar rings' - although in this case they are square - just go to YouTube and see how easily it is done and at a low cost.
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