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  1. A couple of years ago we wanted to have a couple of Ethan Allen chairs that we brought with us recovered. We looked through all of Albertos books but couldn't find what we really liked. On a trip to Phoenix went to a fabric warehouse and found something suitable and brought back enough for the chairs. They turned out great - on time - on budget. I've been to the new place and they have lots more room and better light.
  2. Is there still a group working on graffiti? I have paint I'd like to donate - don't know where or who to contact.
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    Cafe Montana

    If you look closely at the sign for the new place just west of the Modelorama you'll see a tilda (ñ) over the second 'n' and an accent (é) over the e in cafe - so Café Montaña.
  4. The Have Hammers School is closed for the holidays through January 7th reopening on Monday January 8th. Lalo usually opens around 9am.
  5. We did our renewals last month. I headed to Banamex on Day of the Dead which is a holiday, reminded a friend. So I went the next day about 9:30 and there were at least 100 people waiting. Not knowing what to do I found a bank person and asked about the check for passports. He asked if I had the form. Form? So he gave me 2 forms and asked if I had my passport which I didn't - I was just coming to get a check. I'd have to come back. This was Friday and my wife was going to have to be there anyway. Monday morning after figuring out a couple of lines on the form we arrived at 9am and there were only a dozen people waiting. I found the same bank guy who showed us what we were missing on the form and he put us in line since the number machine didn't seem to be working. Less than half an hour and we were done. We did our processing at the Legion which was super easy since they are very organized.
  6. I've purchased replacement screen material from Vi Lu Ma, the glass shop just west of Colon on the mountain side of the carratera. They should be able to handle the whole job.
  7. For whatever reason you 'can't receive messages'. I told Ricardo your name and that you'd be calling him. I'm Brad.
  8. I just talked to our gardener and he said he would be happy to come see what you need. His name is Ricardo, speaks perfect English and is a real gardener. Very reliable, consistent and a very nice guy. We've been using him since May. His number is 331-738-1815.
  9. There are a few LTH stores around and they take exchanges so you get rid of your battery and they give a guarantee. There is one in Riberas across from the 7-11.
  10. I'm happy to give another recommendation for Luzma. She is charming and fun to be with.
  11. Try Puritan Poultry next to S&S Auto. Always helpful, always great quality.
  12. We have both solar water and solar electric. We've had solar water for 5 years and it paid for itself in the first year. We only fill our propane once a year now instead of every three months. The solar electric we did through STI. We have 2 solar panels connected to a microinverter system that was a fraction of the cost of other systems and it cut our electric bill in half and keeps us well below the DAC and it's easily expandable if our usage should go up. Solar Technology (STI) did an excellent job of instillation and we've never had any issues. Just depend on what your needs are. Their local rep is Ron Magen and his email is ron@solartechnology.com.mx
  13. I placed an order with Amazon a couple of weeks ago that actually earned free shipping to MX. I was able to follow it through the DHL number provided by Amazon. All went well until it got to customs and they wouldn't clear it. I printed a copy of the email I got from the DHL agent in customs saying I needed a broker, etc. because something couldn't be identified. I took the email to the DHL office in Ajijic. They said it's pretty much impossible to get it past customs once it stops there and just let it go back to Amazon. One of the items was a citrus based liquid and I asked if that might be the problem - the guy at DHL said probably so. I placed a reorder minus the liquid and it arrived in 6 days. DHL returned the suspicious order to amazon yesterday.
  14. Second Felipe. Both he and his wife are very friendly and helpful.
  15. Not sure who you tried to call - try these: Valerie Friesen 376-766-0547 or 331-456-4717 Ava from Boomers-in-Paradise 376-106-0900 We purchased the Best Doctors policy when it was first available and recently moved up to the WEA policy. Fortunately we haven't had to make a claim on either policy.
  16. Alberto at Handy Artistic speaks perfect English as does his wife and kids if they're around. Moved here from Seattle where he worked with his father. Does beautiful work and has lots of work-arounds for less than perfect Mexican furniture. Samples of the latest fabrics in all price ranges. We recently purchased some rattan like chairs without cushions (we didn't like) for our terrace. After finding the Sunbrella fabric we liked and was in stock in Guadalajara Alberto estimated 2-3 weeks - they were finished the next week. Heading east on the carretera in Riberas past the animal shelter and in the next block after Toscano Pizza, on the lake side next to a Sayer paint store. 331-437-9593 M-F
  17. My wife has been cutting my hair for the almost 4 years we've lived here and doing a rather nice job I might add. The stylist who used to cut my hair for the previous 8 years used to tell me my hair was the hardest cut he did - straight and fine. I was long past due for a cut and my wife said I needed to go to a pro as it was more (too long) than she could deal with and I should try Maria Teresa from all she'd read and heard. Clearly the best haircut I've ever had. Not only a very talented stylist but she is a warm and charming person as well.
  18. This morning a friend who has insomnia posted on Facebook about the success she's had with Passiflora so I looked it up. Here's one link I found.
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