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  1. This is what I'm talking about! This just isn't people burning their trash. I know that there have been fires around Guadalajara but as we can see the worst is around the lake but then there is the smoke on the mountain (North) side also. Do you think the fires around Guadalajara are causing all this here? We have lived in West Ajijic and have not seen it this bad even when Mt. Garcia was burning right in front of us a few years back.
  2. The smoke was particularly bad this morning around 7:00 a.m. until about 9:00 a.m. and then the air was still not clear of the smoke but at least we could breathe. Now this evening it seems to be getting worse again. Is there a fire on the other side of the mountain and the smoke coming over the mountain? Or does anyone know what is causing this much smoke ... I really don't think it is just trash burning as it is all around us. We are in West Ajijic.
  3. We had the flounder and it was very good. A large serving and not the typical thin piece of over done/over sauced fare that we have received elsewhere. Also had the crab cakes ... all very good and fresh. The carrot fritters were freshly made, not greasy and is a favorite of mine.
  4. ComputerGuy's original post says he thinks they are open every day. Which means he isn't completely sure so someone else that goes might post a confirmation.
  5. Across the street from Bougainvillea Plaza on the lake side. Bougainvillea Plaza is the strip center that has Yoli's Hair Salon, El Torito's Grocery, Christina Pharmacy, and now an exercise place upstairs by the Cinemas.
  6. My recommendation: Clinica de Rehabilitacion Integral, Dra. Justina Jimenez Lopez, Carretera Poniente #234 D Int., Ajijic, Tel. (376) 766-5563. While I have used this rehabilitation clinic for other physical problems, I have witnessed first hand for the last 11 years several severely physically compromised patients due to strokes make fantastic progress under the care of Dra. Justina and her staff. These are very capable, knowledgeable, English speaking professionals. Dra. Justina can provide a physical therapy program or adhere to one set forth by your Mother's specialist in Guadalajara. She has done both for me over the years. Each therapy session usually last for 1 hour and the cost is $350.00 pesos per session which right now is about $18.00 U.S. dollars. If necessary, they will also come to your home but it would probably be much better, if possible, for your Mom to get out and about a little and this would be an excellent start. In my opinion, having experience with my Mom's care in the States and then here Lakeside as well as mine and my husband's, your Mom would be much better off here at Lakeside as far as healthcare is concerned. However, I realize there are other concerns to be considered that only you and she can determine. You might like to call and talk to Dra. Justina directly and have her address some of your concerns. If so, I would suggest that you call sometime Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon.
  7. Yes, you can find good dog beds for all sizes of dogs .... However they cost more than in the States and sometimes it is difficult to find one that the outside comes off to wash. Maybe you might bring one with and you dog could be all comfy on the way?
  8. Zeb, we are in need of a dog sitter right away. I have sent you a PM. Our vet usually keeps our dogs but we just received a call that she has been in a bad car accident. Please get in touch with us right away. Thanks
  9. The only person we know and trust is Spencer ... his location is right next door to Puritan Chicken on the mountain side of the Carretera. Do not have phone or address ... maybe someone else does? There is a used car lot right next to him but we would use Spencer as he has always been honest and helpful with us ... gives great service.
  10. The only problem with us purchasing a countertop convection oven is the electricity use. We stay right on the line and don't want to go into DAC. I am sure that if I had an electric oven it would push us over. If the cost of electricity is a concern for you ... you might want to take that into consideration too.
  11. I bake alot (cakes and cookies). I was told to turn the thermostat higher than I wanted when first turning it on and then turn it down to the desired temperature and it would hold there. I tried it and it works for me. Before, if I put the temperature on 350 degrees F. it would go up to 400 then to 450 ... it was a mess. Maybe that will work for you too after you discover what your numbers actually turn out to be for your oven .
  12. El Toro, tried to send you a PM but it says that you can't receive PM's. So glad you are happy with Dr. Rodriguez ... she is certainly worth the drive. If you need a driver we know of a couple of very good ones that we have used. In fact, one of them drove us to Guadalajara for my surgeries as I am the one that does the driving in Guad. Please let us know how things go ... was giving our phone number in the PM but would rather not post it on the open forum.
  13. Simpsca, please re-read my post ... there are two places in Guadalajara that have the laser equipment that is needed for cataract surgery. I have recommended this doctor several many times on this webboard. She is excellent, speaks excellent English ... her receptionist does not speak English very well at all so you can either have someone call for an appointment or call Dra. Rodriguez on her cell. Dra. Elizabeth Rodriguez Mendez; Tarascos 3469, Suite 101, Fracc. Monraz, Guadalajara; Tel: (33) 3813-5088; Cel: 04433-1124-4813; elizrm@gmail.com; www.retina-gdl.com She has operated on my husband's macular fold and about 3 months ago she did my cataracts. She is extremely good at what she does and you will not be disappointed. She can operate at either location that has the laser system for cataracts. We both went to Clinica Santa Lucia (which RVGringo pointed out is the correct name )
  14. You might want to use the search engine at the top of the page and search "Local Opthomologist Makes BIG Mistake" which was posted February 18th of this year. Also agree that you might also want to get a second opinion. Make sure that whoever you use is using the laser system that is only available here at Puerto Hierro Hospital and St. Lucia Clinic (I think I have spelled these correctly). I don't believe the doctor you are considering at the moment uses this system (google "laser system for cataract surgery" and read about the benefits. I had cataract surgery this year and am very pleased with the result. I am sure you will be also under a really good surgeon's care.
  15. If I had a medical emergency and did not have a doctor to direct me to the hospital of his choice (which the doctors here do) ... then I would instruct the ambulance driver to take me to Hospital Mexico Americano. This is because in 3 separate incidences we have been in really good hospitals with a medical condition that required the equipment that was located at Mexico Americano and so were transported to that hospital. Therefore, I have drawn the conclusion that they have a wider variety of specialized equipment than do some other hospitals on your list. That being said, I would not shy away from any of them if my doctor advised that I go there. Since one poster and their friends had a bad experience at Terranova then you might avoid it, however, there have been several of my friends that sing it's praises. Many times it depends on the people giving the care and unfortunately a bad experience can be had at any hospital whether you be North or South of the border. Good luck and hopefully this will all be mute and you will not have to visit a hospital during your time here.
  16. Maincoons, the one in Riberas behind the green door is the one that originally did our upholstery and absolutely ruined the chairs to the point that the recliners would not open or close. He left off many of the screws and bolts after taking them apart. Used the old stuffing material that was already lumpy; put the material upside down and skimped on the material covering to the point that it was already pulling out of the staples when they were delivered. He is the reason we had Armando fix one of the recliners ... which as I said, Armando did the best that could be done but in the process spilled a bottle of oil on the chair. Had the oil not been spilled on the chair and then it delivered without a word of the problem and then the charging of more than double the quote to boot ... we would have been happy with the result. As it is we are left looking for a solution to the oil spill. It was my understanding from "the one behind the green door" that his wife was now doing the sewing and the upholstery person that he had used for a long time had left him. His wife is not the upholstery guru that the other person was, in my opinion.
  17. Armando picked our chair up when he said he would. He returned it when he said he would. He did fix the debacle that was left in the aftermath of Miguel's very poor upholstery job. However, we were quoted "approximately $500.00 pesos" and actually charged $1200.00 pesos. After Armando left we found that apparently an oil can had been spilled on the portion of the chair that supports your feet. The smell is very strong and the stain is incredible. We have put baking soda on it, left for 20 minutes and then vacuumed it. We will do this again, as it did help the smell but not the stain. If anyone has an idea about how to remove oil from fabric, I would certainly appreciate hearing it. We are finished with re-upholstering furniture.
  18. We are trying Armando in Chapala. He is to deliver a recliner to us in the next few days. Will report then and recommend or not depending on the quality of work.
  19. Dra. Elizabeth Rodriguez Mendez www.retina-gdl.com Subespecialidad en enfermedacies y cirugia de Vitreo-Retina-Macula; Ojo Diabetico; Fellowship Clinico: Retina Consultants of Charleston Address: Condominio Professional del Carmen Tarascos #3469, Suite 101 Guadalajara Tel: (33) 3813 5088; Cel: 044 33 1124 4813; email: elizrm@gmail.com She has been treating both of us for the last 6 years. Husband had a fold in his macula that required watching for several years and then finally surgery. She is great, speaks excellent English. Her receptionist does not speak English so if you don't speak Spanish have someone that does call for an appointment .... or call Dra. Elizabeth's cell and she will make the appointment for you. You will be very pleased.
  20. Lexie, if you go to the "Search" at the top right of this page and type in "Rosario Fundraiser" you will find another posting that explains all about Rosario who definitely is not a pet. If you miss the link that tells all about Rosario when you go to the search as described ... In about the first sentence of the smallish print on that page is a "go here" for you to click on. As far as the details of the event at Perry's ... just reading between the lines, so to speak, I am sure that any donation would be appreciated ... by the poster using the words "freeish" when it comes to the "free beer" coupled with the request for diapers for that "free" beer, you might surmise that the beer isn't really free, but that Perry's Restaurant is willing to front the cost of the beer if you come with a pack of diapers for Rosario. As for the pizza, I don't read anything in the post to make me believe that it will be free. Hope this helps ... if I am off the mark "reading between the lines so to speak" ... then, maybe someone will correct me.
  21. Four of us ate there Saturday. All I can say is I will be there with bells on when they open this Thursday. Nothing we ordered was skimpy and all was delicious.
  22. Tony is a full service contractor so, yes, he will do tile as well.
  23. Marble & Granite Ajijic; Carr. Chapala - Jocotepec #234; 376-766-1306; Rudycompany.wix.com/marble-granite; email: rudycompany@gmail.com The owner's name is Rudy and they do an excellent job. We had them install our granite countertops in 2005 and then when we moved they came out and sanded and polished the marble counters in our new home. There are granite sealers and polishes that you can use once in a while to keep your granite looking like new. They are very easy to use as you just spray and wipe. You can purchase these items, I believe, at Rudy's store front. If not, he can advise on the best ones to use. We used these products for a long time in the States and also here in Mexico but I have found I really like the "Old World" look
  24. We too had a bad experience at this restaurant and have not been back. However, we will give it another try as it has been several many months. I will say that if we never went back to a restaurant where we have had a bad experience of one kind or another ... we would now be eating at home all the time! We eat out nearly every day and I am so appreciative of having so many places from which to choose. I love eggs benedict and will give them a try ... One thing I have learned to do is send back bad food right away. With the peso being what it is we are finding several places have raised prices on some things.
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