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  1. gringal

    Wood floors anyone ?

    If you checked the other thread they are posting on, you would know.😉
  2. gringal

    Wood floors anyone ?

    If the poster is remodeling an old casa in Riberas and is asking about septic tanks in another thread, he or she has much bigger issues than the choice of flooring. I say "go for your heart's desire and deal with the consequences"....later. It may all work out, but plenty of people have put in their opinions. Hope some of them help.
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    Wood floors anyone ?

    Very good points. In my ancient casa, the original deep reddish brown tiles rise and fall with the seasons. Keeps the place comfortable in the hot months. (Nothing like going barefoot on cool tiles in May.) The bi-weekly cleaning service knows just how to take care of them. I did bring in a 6' X 8' locally made rug for the living room to soften the effect of all tile. Too many potential problems with a wood floor, and I prefer to let my Mexican casa be Mexican.😉
  4. ...Just a nibble for thought: I don't know how old you are now, but for most people, driving 30 miles for groceries becomes less appealing as time goes on.😉 In general, I suggest you come on down and look the area over, including the South shore area. You'll know when it looks comfortable.
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    Q anyone??

    In true Troll fashion, designed to be "bait". Bidding you a way overdue "adios".
  6. gringal

    Q anyone??

    Yes, your sar-chasm was lost. Glad to hear no one feels threatened.
  7. gringal

    Q anyone??

    This thread is unreal on so many levels. I hope this is not typical of people moving here recently. Nobody is threatening her in the least. I suspect the majority of respondents would rather stay far away from anyone with that attitude toward other people.
  8. gringal

    Q anyone??

    Excuse me? Speaking of "polite"...you deliberately moved to a place where there are many, many "white hairs" with a lifetime of experience at separating fact from fiction, and you jump in here with one of the finest examples of fiction I've seen in a long time and call it "truth"? Until you can bring some facts forth to support this batch of allegations, it's fiction. The reason it should be shut down is because it's trolling of the most obnoxious sort.
  9. gringal

    Q anyone??

    Good one, Lady O. Why anyone would find that "interesting" enough to waste time on it is a puzzlement indeed. Once I become aware that a group is into conspiracy theories, I'm outta there. Life is too short and there are far more interesting things to hear, see, and do.
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    Q anyone??

    I live in an isolated bubble because I hadn't heard of this bunch. Lucky me. I just looked it up and became enlightened. This group is so politically oriented that a web board such as this doesn't need that kind of conflict-causing "stuff". IMO, the worst of it is the conspiracy theories with shaky evidence, if any. I hope the mod mercifully locks this and ends it.
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    Pancho's Grand soft Opening

    Went to Pancho's today. Looked for the items I get at Superlake and they didn't have any of them. Talked to a nice young lady and she put the names of the items I want on her notepad. Hopefully, they will eventually have them. Checked out the cold cases and looked for Presidente butter. They only have the unsalted variety. The parking situation seems iffy. There was no current parking around the corner, but there is some across the street to the East. It's a very nice store which we will patronize when their shelves are fully stocked.
  12. gringal

    US Bank Account problems

    It's a good thing to get the facts before making assumptions: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-citi-banamex-money-laundering-20150722-story.html Of course, when those of us who had substantial deposits in that bank were dumped, those who hadn't been dumped (yet) assumed, as you did, that it was about getting rid of the unwanted accounts. Then the next wave of "dumpees" came, and the next, until ALL were gone. It had nothing to do with the amount of money we had in there or how we did business, as it turned out. I suspect they went by alphabetical order. Ours was early since the name begins with a "D". Our Visa card accounts went, too. That was really awkward. None of us were ever given an explanation: as in, the bank itself had been misbehaving. Since those accounts had been established when we were still in the States and has U.S. addresses, and we had opened them in anticipation of being "linked" conveniently with Banamex in Mexico, this was very bad news, and we had a hard time finding a work-around, as some people here have when they don't "have" a U.S. address. I'm making this long explanation because you're not alone in those assumptions from a number of years ago. In short, (or long) I seriously doubt that Citibank anticipated the outcome of acquiring Banamex USA and ending up with a potfull of heavy fines...as a "business plan".😉
  13. gringal

    Potholes riberas

    Hmmm? Feel free to try ! (Suggest not getting caught at it, though)😎
  14. gringal

    Chef Pian's New Thai Restaurant in Ajijic

    Heat, as in picante? If so, that's probably why I prefer it. 😋
  15. gringal

    US Bank Account problems

    Your "suspicions" were incorrect. https://www.wsj.com/articles/citigroup-to-close-banamex-usa-1437585140
  16. gringal

    US Bank Account problems

    I'm delighted with State Dept...they issued a Visa card, too, with an unheard of (almost) low interest rate on unpaid balances. I'm grateful to whoever mentioned it on here since we were in the wave of people dumped by Banamex USA for no reason several years ago and had to scramble to find a new financial institution. They are perfectly happy with expats being expats all over the world.
  17. gringal

    US Bank Account problems

    By a "phony address" I meant no offense. However, you suggested that newbies use an address where they do not, in fact, live...such as the one you say you are using.
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    Chef Pian's New Thai Restaurant in Ajijic

    Tamarind sauce? Now I'll need to try it. Thanks.
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    US Bank Account problems

    Not necessarily. I have for years had a well known investment account which knows full well I live in Mexico and has never suggested they would close it. I also have a savings and checking account which caters to overseas clients and uses my Mexican address. For me, life is already complicated enough without trying to use a phony address. Besides, it was my decision to move here, so I wouldn't consider sticking my friends or relatives with the responsibility for handling my mail. I do know there are companies that will sell you a phony address, but then you'd need to worry about getting caught.
  20. How will this not change habits when plastic bags are no longer available to buy? There's a difference. Cigarettes and soft drinks continued to be available. They just started costing more (and more).
  21. The Purple Pizza charges 10 pesos for a take home container when you've eaten in.
  22. gringal

    Chef Pian's New Thai Restaurant in Ajijic

    I don't mean to get nitpicky here, but what you are saying is that you like the peanut sauce better than that at Chopsticks. I like the sauce at Chopsticks better; in fact I like everything at Chopsticks better than at the Thai place. But, differences in taste make the world go around.😋
  23. gringal

    First time visiting Ajijic

    I think any intelligent person realizes that a real estate agent has an agenda when dealing with a potential buyer. In any case, I don't think the OP can learn much from any source in four nights' time. I'd suggest trying to extend that visit. In answer to another question: yes, this is a good source of general information since it has a large number of contributing members.
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    First time visiting Ajijic

    Different strokes, obviously. Even if I found it easier to approach strangers, I don't think that a visitor can count on getting good information that way. People who commit to living somewhere tend to ignore the warts when describing their hometown to others. Another possible method would be to become a "client" of an active realtor and do a little brain picking about the area.
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    First time visiting Ajijic

    One popular accessory around here is a hiking stick. This is the land of "fallen women". Guys, too.
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