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  1. Yes, average kWh of most recent 6 billing periods determines DAC. So the 2200 peso bill mentioned can still be (and most likely is) in tarifa 01 (the tarifa is shown on the upper front left page of the bill and it would be either 01 or DAC at lakeside for residential). The same amount of kWh used if in DAC would be about double. Tarifa 01 is a stepped rate structure that includes portions priced at basico, intermedio, and excediente, while the total # of kWh are charged at the DAC rate once in DAC. "Getting "DAC'd" is not fun! 😉
  2. Happy to. PM me with more info or email is fine as well. STI will also again be supporting the Northern Lights Music Festival / Festival de Febrero (~ 14 years running now) as they move to outdoor smaller distanced venues this year due to both Covid and the Auditorio changes....and there will be a 20,000 peso STI Gift Certificate offered at / by their online auction, >>> the total amount of the winning bid goes to the Festival and the great local and global musicians it supports. Anyone who wants more info on that and all the other items and details of The Festival can connect with the Roseann and The Festival: silentauctionsnlmf(at)gmail.com. More to follow soon in the Ojo and other local publications.
  3. Found the link for the motel de paso: MOTEL REAL VILLAS - Home | Facebook and this link from this board from awhile back (see 2nd post on it) : Directions to Laredo - Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara - Chapala.com Webboard
  4. In the USA, Red Roof Inns are great for those traveling with a dog. For the 1 night in MX, either Las Palmas in Matehuala or at the north end of the same town is a decent no=tell motel. Kevin's instructions you posted the link for are great if going from Laredo. You might want to also check about crossing at Colombia Bridge just west of Laredo, it is a much smaller, faster, nicer, easier place to cross IMHO. Then from there you follow good local roads until getting on the cuotas to Monterrey.
  5. So nice.....CDN Thanksgiving (always same date as US Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in Oct) everyone is (or at least can be) in T shirts and shorts there.
  6. 1 - has anyone seen a phone # on the call display for this person? If so please post it for all to share. 2 - possibilites: a - could be a local scam, b - could just be a local whacko, or c - could be part of a more sophisticated data gathering thing where they start to build up contact info linked to your phone #. That kind of data mining is very valuable in the world of big data, even just things like answering the phone at certain times of day, male or female voice, etc.....all builds a profile. Could even be recording your voice......cuidado.
  7. New COVID-19 testing rules for air travellers kick in Jan. 7 | CBC News
  8. Great idea / suggestion, creating a thermopane window hack. We used to carry the Solar Sun Rings for pools, which work on the same idea, letting the sun's heat in, then trapping the warmth. Quite effective.
  9. 52.5 F on the ajijicweather.com page at this moment
  10. Have used and can reco this one and it is on Amazon.mx Cuisinart DBM-8 Molino para Café 18 niveles: Amazon.com.mx: Hogar y Cocina
  11. The main thing with solar water heaters is to change the sacrificial anode (magnesium rod) every 1 to 2 years. This helps to protect the system somewhat from the mineral effects. The tank does need to be drained to do this. Some pressure systems, the kind with "wet tubes" also have a float valve canister on the top or the side of the tank, about the size of a 1 gal paint can, that keeps the working tank full. If yours does, it should also be cleaned inside. Any decent plumber can handle both of these. You may just need to get the right size and thread of magnesium rod or they can also arrange that. Apart from that and keeping the solar tubes clean on the outside, that's about it.
  12. Yep, good point there.....the "lower" part is more about testing and seeing what works....but if any health / heart concerns, best to bring the MD into the picture.
  13. Also across the main drag and just south from there on or near the corner is a good small glass and window shop, Adrian and son run it, check with them as well.
  14. Yep. Warm days, cool nights. Yesterday 78F high, night low 61. Perfect. www.ajijicweather.com
  15. LCSCats covered it well, and here's a link from CFE. PM or post back here with any questions. https://app.cfe.mx/Aplicaciones/CCFE/Tarifas/TarifasCRECasa/Tarifas/TarifaDAC.aspx
  16. As MaineCoons mentioned, you may be looking at the Guad weather. 1 - check the true and really well done local weather page here: ajijicweather.com 2 - IMHO, the closest (not really but closest approx) Florida weather to Chapala / Ajijic would be north central FL, like Ocala area. But Chapala is much drier and with bigger day to night temp shifts, so you have cooler nights, from Feb to June.
  17. Rick, agree 100% which was part of my original point / comment. $$$, not really in production or economically viable.....and REALLY not what you'd put on a flat roof anyway which 80+ % of our MX systems go onto. So now we're on the same page.....and Elon can stick with his other industries / planets. 😉
  18. Good link. In Wisconsin, one of the testing center chiefs told the media, they have tested hundreds of thousands of people. This means they know that his staff have been in close and repeated contact with several tens of thousands of positive individuals. How many of the staff testers have gotten Covid? "0" ......due to proper precautions and PPE.
  19. Read this comment from that same article: (and most places need a full rebuild to support a slate roof.....) The last time I priced out a Tesla Solar Roof it was close to competitive with a slate roof plus solar, but was nowhere close for any other roofing material plus a regular solar installation. I was surprised to read that your church has an asphalt shingle roof. Also, having seen pictures of the installation it seems like there are a lot of potential failure points in the many small connections needed to make the equivalent of one factory made PV module.
  20. Not true. It gives a lot of protection to both when properly used. Wisconsin testing center has detailed proof.
  21. To Angus and Cedros; 1 - while I wouldn't reco sending it through the mail w/o a Rx to support it, there is no way it is a prison type offense. 2 - the packaging in MX doesn't lend itself well to sending any kind of quantities in the mail, it is going to get detected and stopped 3 - better to get a Dr. in Canada to prescribe it, I agree 4 - other option especially in BC....some good legal THC products like THC gummy bears or similar treats...... Suerte.
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