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  1. Calla Lillies (white flowers) An arrow head purple species (pic by stair) also does well. Both add shade which reduces algae, then add guppies to keep the mosquitoes in check. If things work out u have a balanced micro environment. No feeding required.
  2. http://www.banxico.org.mx/portal-mercado-cambiario/foreign-exchange-markets--exc.html This link is similar to an earlier post but takes u to the directly to the rates
  3. Ask Jackie to quote you on a Zeolite automatic filtration system, Works in a similar way to your water softener without the bucket of salt, 1-2micron medium. System backwashes as you require, automatically. Needs regeneration (new zeolite) about every 3-6yrs depending on usage
  4. The last paragraph provides a few hints: This may be your issue. Translation by google Consultation debiting LICENSE PLATE: Please check your vehicle providing the serial number or the last 5 digits of the same SERIAL NUMBER: To ensure better service we suggest you upgrade your browser to the most current version available. If you use Internet Explorer, it is recommended that you disable Compatibility View for this site.
  5. That may be why we never recd our Retorno Seguro at end of May. We bit the bullet "ouch" & just drove our J car home. No problems in MX or US thank goodness.
  6. Power Off/Open Door/Remove desired item/Close Door/Power ON
  7. We have an "Equator Clothes Processor EZ3600 CEE" Ventless Condensing Dryer in our cabin. These were expensive but it is 20+ yrs old, SS drum. We do not use the dryer often, a clothes line is much more efficient. Washer in use every other day, small loads are wonderful. Highly recommended. Originally installed in larger motor yachts & sailboats
  8. Cool! Tks, if you explore "earth" by clicking you can manipulate the programmed views & data display. Very interesting views of earth! Not quite as pretty as "East Pacific - Water Vapor Loop" from Chapala Weather left side bar
  9. Black Flies & Horse Flies diminished our Time in canoes! A Scot/French Father, Canadian Mother part Pennsylvania Dutch/German.
  10. I am Canadian, if I'm in Newfoundland I'm a Mainlander. If in the Yukon or NWT I'm an Outsider If I'm in Western Canada I'm an Easterner. All of you chime-in on the many others. It really is all about context & perspective. As for canoes, the saying goes that only Canadians can make love in a canoe, or maybe silly enough to try, never mind the resulting pain & agony. As pointed out Off Topic!
  11. The difference between 15% & 25% relies on where the monies are. If you leave your money in Canada, you will pay 15% with-holding tax as it moves into your hands. If you elect to remove all your monies from Canada then the with-holding tax will be 25%.
  12. We arrived safely at the Mexican border without our Retorno Seguro (Safe Return) letter. As Sonia warned, the waiting time can stretch beyond the 15 days. In our case, the application was couriered to Mexico City March 12th, we departed April 21st, some 6 weeks later which included time for Semana Santa. We had included a request for our preferred dates, any time between the April 18th - 22nd to arrive back in Canada before 183 days away. We departed with full copies of our application & proof of a courier submission. On arrival at Nuevo Laredo they iInspected our Permit & pu
  13. Sonia, Many thanks for your assistance in providing the link to the actual form & it's English Translation! This is very much appreciated. We will contact your recommended processor to handle a review & the final submission of documents to SAT on our behalf.
  14. I also searched for the terms "Retorno" "Seguro" none found?
  15. Sonia, sorry but unable to locate the application on the 92page link you provided? The 1st page has a vertical right side margin for additional documents, is this where I should be looking? If so which one? None appear to have a title that matches: Solicitud de autorizacion para el retorno de vehiculos extranjeros con permiso de importacion temporal de vehicles vencidos.
  16. Service for both appliances was supplied this morning: Gualberto Real of Refrigeracion Real 765.5653 Cell 331.1026.5450 Shop Location: Hidalgo #66 Riberas del Pilar We both spoke some English & Spanish, arrived a few minutes before the appointment. Disassembled, Replaced the evaporator fan motor in the refrigerator freezer which he had to pick-up at his shop. Reassembled, Cleaned-up Pulled out the dishwasher found a faulty water supply hose, 2nd trip for a part from the local Riberas reseller. Reassembled, Cleaned-up 1 hour± including all parts & labour $1,100 mxp He even helped clean
  17. We backwash (a short cycle) every 3 days when we are here, every 6-9 days when we are away. The unit is a standard water softener tank & programmable head, purchased, installed & maintained when necessary by H2Olé at Plaza Bugambilia's ask for Jackie 766.5999
  18. Aside from the debris in the wells, any opening, any leaks in the water mains will suck sand & dirt back into the lines once the pumps are turned off. On a restart the next day all this debris gets into your storage tank. Hence we residents try & report to Simapa? The fix usually takes far longer than necessary. In my experience weeks, I send maps pictures & a translated notice. You really need a good primary filter before the storage tank which is not always easy or cost effective as filters are expensive. We have a Zeolite filter on auto backwash between the Aljibie & the UV
  19. In the dry season you will be contributing to poor air quality. These machines do not know the difference between grass leaves dirt dust or dried doggy do: everything gets air borne. I have asked our gardeners to never use them. Brooms are so simple & do not spoil the air quality.
  20. I also live in Riberas, we have a small stream of water flowing down hill 24/7 since we arrived 2 months ago. the stream measure 100-120mm across, 25-50mm depth. I will leave it to Simapa to estitmate the water being wasted.
  21. My application for a permanent visa was not accepted today at the Embassy of Mexico in Canada. I was prepared with all documentation: Passport, Visa Residente Temporal, Application, Financials & Photographs. I was politely & surprisingly informed that if my existing visa had not yet expired, that my application was only acceptable in Mexico. No other explanation was offered. Over the course of the last 4 weeks I have spoken on 4 occasions on the telephone with Immigration Services within the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa, Canada. In each conversation, I related that I held a Visa Reside
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