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  1. Agree.... and the only ones who can provide this legal documentation in Mexico are Notarios.
  2. TV Tap (Firestick OR Andoid box) has a new update called TV Tap 1.9 APK (TV Tap Pro). What is on my andoid box now is version 2.8 from 2018 but when it opens, all the squares have image of a camera overlaid with a circle and diagonal thru it..... cannot use! I am the least tech person you know.... but have tried and tried to follow the instructions on the internet (via desktop) to take the correct steps to download the new version. Every time I get to the point of trying to enter the correct letters etc. in the search bar, it automatically takes me to the too old version that I already have. ­čą┤ Yes, Mobdro is a second choice but does not have the selection TV Tap has..... This has only happened in the last couple of days. Anybody have any ideas???? (I know Barcelonaman would know, but hate to bother him when he's not well).
  3. OK....speculation time over. I talked with Sra. Cecilia (we're reasonably close neighbors) and she said she has terminated her service for health reasons which she disclosed, but that's nobody else's business. Her husband owns a little store, Super Luz, at the corner of Ramon Corona and Ramon Velazquez in SAT and he says he will try and have berries etc. there on Fridays and Saturdays. But it's a little out of the way for most. No.... she has no plans to return...... and will miss her!
  4. I'm sorry if I offended any or all. I was NOT intending to criticize the OP. Nor was I, at this too late point, criticizing the unfortunate person with dementia. Yes that person erred.... but that door is closed. My point was in trying to wake up those who are still OK but living under a huge boulder of denial about their own mortality..... and who in so doing are avoiding their very real responsibility for those who cannot speak for themselves. Many don't want to face the fact that we don't get out of here alive. Nobody wants to think about being struck down by something that makes their life a torment because they did NOT die. But like it or not..... if you have a pet or more, you MUST think of them NOW even if it makes you face things you'd rather not. Enough said.
  5. Last I knew it had to go to Guad. But I would check at Laboratorios Chopo just west of Farmacia Cristina. They might have that included in their lab services.
  6. In Ajijic------ go towards Lake at Farmacia Guadalajara corner (Encarnaci├│n Rosas). Go 2 blocks to the corner at Constituci├│n. Building on SE corner with front doors at 45┬║ angle. Excellent water. 15 pesos per refill. They also deliver, but I don't have contact info.
  7. I agree. Nobody chooses to get dementia, have a major heart attack or stroke, or development any other debilitating illness. But NOBODY at retirement age (or less) should have their head so far in the sand that they don't think about these possibilities. You say most people don't consider the possibility of getting dementia. Maybe in your world... but I have known MANY to whom that is/was their BIGGEST fear! And since I've had first-hand and painful experience with two close family members, plus 5 other friends or their wives, I think you are kidding yourself if you don't realize how prevalent it is....... more so now than ever as people are living longer. There is no reason whatsoever to not adopt when you are in your 70's. We have neighbors nearby who are both mid-80's who adopted a darling little dog about 8 months ago. But FIRST, they made sure their son was agreement to take the dog in case of one or both no longer being around to care for her. She's the love of their lives and she's provided for! I understand it's too late for OP's friend. What I was TRYING to get across is this should be a wake-up call for others...... because many times pets left behind end up on the streets. Been there..... seen it happen.
  8. Excuse me. Your friend did not arrive here with severe dementia. And lots of people here are alone with no family. I'm very sorry this has come to pass, but I stand by what I said. In this case, your friend and anyone else with pet(s) has/had the responsibility to think about what would happen to his/her pets well in advance of ANY circumstance which would necessitate disposition of them. After all... there could have been other things..... all requiring "something" being done about the pet(s). We are not in Canada or the U.S. where there are abundant resources in these circumstances. So hopefully this will be a wake-up call to the many others who also have not made clear arrangements in advance. FYI I have many years here with personal involvement in animal rescue/care and I have seen this (for varying reasons) too many times to count.
  9. A little late to this party, but I have to ask. Did you and the owner not discuss this dog's general health, chronic issues (if any), vet they would prefer if you felt it necessary, etc? Any time one is caring for someone else's pet, these are surely important questions to be included. Hope the issue is resolved by now.
  10. Yes it is, and really interesting how many "designer" foods are found on this potentially harmful list. Thank you Mtn Mama for this valuable info.
  11. The day you adopt a pet is the day you assume full responsibility for it. That includes making arrangements for its future in the event you become incapable of caring for it, or you pre-decease it (them). Expecting others to leap into the breach after the fact is selfish, thoughtless, and irresponsible.
  12. Thanks to all. She is the one I was looking for.
  13. Malathion knocks whitefly down for a while and is not as environmentally bad as many. I agree---- soapy water, even if mixed with oil, is a waste of energy. Scale is FAR worse...... dormant oil in certain times (not now) or malathion or diazinon at others. It got ahead of me in Hibiscus in all 3 gardens over 20 plus years here, and in the end the Hibiscus had to go! Also very tough if it gets into fruiting figs.
  14. A while ago some people recommended a lady doctor below the carretera--- maybe below Ajijc Clinic. Could those who know her please respond again? I am terrible about searching topics but would like to follow her up. And for the smarter ones than I, please do not waste my time and everyone else's with your comments about searching. Many thanks
  15. OK.... you've made exactly the right start. Now.... (1) if he is usually a totally indoor cat, he won't go as far as if he's indoor/outdoor.... so judge your search radius by that. (2) start calling him now, of course (I'm assuming you have posters at each end of your block and on your house/garage door) (3) a little later when it gets dark ( a frightened cat will hunker down and hide), go out with a flashlight and a little bag(dish of dry food or dry treats so you can call, shake the food, stand still and LISTEN, move along a bit, and repeat. (4) Use the light to look into every single space he might be able to access, no matter if you think it's too small or not -- inside and then outside your yard. I have found cats under hot water heaters that were standing right on the floor, behind a bucket leaning up against a wall under a table (cat was "standing" on its haunches, back up against the wall, to fit into the space), in the middle of bougainvillea shrubs, behind a washing machine (flashlight was the only aide), and many, many other places. DO NOT GIVE UP!! Many years ago a cat named Felix was lost from a vet clinic in San Antonio. People followed my advice. Took a MONTH to find him, in a vacant section of what is now El Parque. But find him they did, and until very recently he happily lived with his family in Chapala Haciendas. PLEASE let us know how it goes..... we cat and animal people all care.
  16. Learned long ago. (1) Stand at the check-out and count your change before moving away. Cashiers (and people behind) won't like it... they are supposed to count the change into your hand, but most times are too lazy, too busy, or trying to rip you off. Understand---- once you move away from the desk, they are within rights to say they did not make the mistake. (2) Move to one side (out of traffic) but do not leave that check-out station. Go over your bill immediately. If there is a mistake -- overcharge OR something charged you did not buy OR charged for a lot more weight than you purchased -- turn back to him/her immediately and show where it is wrong. Yes, they will have to call a supervisor. Yes, they don't like it. But if the price on the shelf is not the same as on your receipt, you again have little recourse once you step away from the area.... because in all fairness, you could have done some kind of switcheroo......
  17. Nope. Same RED letters saying you cannot receive messages.......­čśč
  18. OK.... sending PM right away. Now 5:32 pm Friday
  19. You and I talked on the phone this morning after I learned I could not send you a message.
  20. Sent you a PM with someone who might be able to help
  21. So for now.... why panic? You are the beneficiary. Even if you die tomorrow, your estate is still the beneficiary of that half. Meanwhile, yes.... talk to a lawyer or three as well as a couple more notarios.
  22. Or.... you can buy an android box for TV (requires WiFi) and then have hundreds of channels world wide. Service is spotty when WiFi signal is weak. But after the cost of the box (around $750 - $1000 PESOS), it's all free
  23. Lexy, that iShop sends stuff two ways. One is by courier direct to the destination... and agree .... VERY pricey. But that's the courier fee these days They also send to their mail drop in Laredo, and from there it goes into U.S. Postal Service. Less than $75 pesos for that size / weight as far as I know. You need to make sure they realize which service you want.... in this case MAIL. In my experience stuff sent to Canada gets there in less than 2 weeks so should be less for U.S. destination.
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