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  1. Salazar's on the frontage road below the carretera in Riberas, just east of Mirasol. They custom-built a whole pile of iron fencing from a drawing, on time & on budget, very pleased with the quality and finishing, even delivered it all to site. Very nice guys, honest, too. Have since had them do other custom work, always happy with results.

  2. Moving back to mi casa Lakeside, now Permanente so can't drive my pets down. Will have to fly cats down in cabin (too hot for cargo now & horrible experience last time- no thanks!).

    My house will be vacant August 1st so I will be looking for a RELIABLE and RESPONSIBLE house & pet sitter to live in and look after them until my return appr. December. Absolutely non-smoking!!! Will also have to deal with housekeeper & gardener, pay bills, and liase with property manager & myself on any issues regarding the property. Manager lives next door and will be checking in routinely so anyone with crazy ideas need not apply. References will be checked and a lawyer-drafted contract stating obligations from both parties will be signed, and enforced. Sorry if this sounds strict but had a couple of serious whack-jobs in once who killed one of my pets.

    Would ideally suit a single woman or couple with impeccable references. House is 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm, large garden, lakeview, semi-rural gated community of Tapatios & expats near San Juan Cosala. Very peaceful & scenic, but up the hillside, far from carretera- a vehicle is a necessity.

    If interested, please PM with email address so I can send particulars. Gracias!

  3. You can get bio-identical progesterone and estrogen topical gels here, imported from France. I found them to be quite effective and it's easier to tweak the dose with a gel than a pill.

    I did a lot of research on hormone replacement about 20 years ago. Premarin is one of the cancer causing hormone drugs. It's name comes from PREgnant MARe's urIN. That's right - pregnant mare's urine. The mares are bred in horrible conditions, and kept nearly constantly pregnant so they will excrete certain hormones in their urine. 17 horse hormones are used in this drug, along with an artificial molecule of something to make the formula unique and patentable. Is this really what you want to put in to your body?

    Progestin is an artificial version of progesterone which is the actual human hormone and is not expensive. The Big Pharma companies hype their products for profit while the bio-identical hormones are actually quite inexpensive. Big Pharma can't make a Big Profit off of them because natural human hormones are not patentable. Good luck!

    I'd find a good, alternative doctor here to help you with this!

    According to the entry in Wikipedia, under 'Controversy': "Animal welfare groups claim that animal husbandry and urine collection methods used in Premarin's production cause undue stress and suffering to the mares involved. Allegations of abuse range from concern over stall size, access to water, exercise, cruel treatment, collection system, continuous breeding cycles, and premature death."

    They failed to mention the 'byproduct' of the Premarin industry: the untold thousands of foals born to the mares which had to be kept in a constant state of pregnancy to produce the hormones in their urine. There was no market for the never-ending stream of foals of mixed breeding, and they were shipped to slaughter by the truckload, swept under the rug by the corporation making enormous multi-million dollar profits, and conveniently ignored by the product users. Thankfully, fears of cancer put an end to the worst of the PMU farms that had sprung up all over North America. Profits before ethics.

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  4. I have used Miguel on several occasions and he did fabulous work. He took on a pair of antique wing chairs that needed not just new covering but new stuffing and he even touched up the wood arms and legs. They came out better than expected and his prices were very good, plus he is a sweetie, very accommodating (and not hard to look at either, girls!).

    However, this time I need the same guy who custom-made my sectional sofa as he has access to the specific material that was put on and a tenant ruined by moving my new furniture into the patio sun to become bleached.

    He had the little shop next to Gloriosa on the Libramiento. I can't even remember his name. Does anyone know him or how to find him? Thanks.

  5. It looks like the quote feature isn't working so this is in response to lakeside7. Picked up my pemanente yesterday. Allowing for the holiday break it arrived exactly in the time expected. I arrived in the office around 11:30, there were probably 2 people in front of me. I don't see how having any more people working there would have been beneficial. Referring back to a thread by Spencer about the possible closing of this office entirely I could see it happening if the amount of traffic present yesterday is any indication.

    Quote feature working now! DC5, can you tell me how long your permanente took, from first applying, to fingerprinting? Then how much longer until you had your card after fingerprinting? I've heard it can be months... hope that isn't true.

  6. Need to renew, possibly change immigration status. Have dealt with 2 individiuals in past & had issues. First one was outright dishonest, pulled a scam to extract extra $, saying Aduana claimed I was lacking something (that I couldn't possibly have gotten into the country without!) & would have to pay for it again or wouldn't get processed. Unfortunately, she played the exact same scam on me 2 years running, so was fired. Then went to another, but very difficult to get a straight answer, lots of stalls, runaround, very vague replies that come too late or not at all- incredibly frustrating!

    Who can be recommended that is good, honest, reliable, communicates to clients (preferably in good English), gets things done on time without problems and knows the immigration laws & how to interpret them? I will be back shortly and need to book now.

  7. Can anyone tell me what will happen to either Canadians or American vehicles crossing over the border into the US if the license tags has expired? My Canadian plates expired within a year of arrival and is now nearly two years out of date. I have been told I can not cross the US border- true? What about trying to get back into Canada? Is there a way to comply without sending for new tags? Don't have time before leaving for that.

  8. yes, Guadalajara is the place, here in lake side is boring! just restaurantes....argh!

    Actually, there is lots to do, and many other active, fun-loving, young and 'young at heart' types around to do things with, but it does take some work to search them out. There isn't much organized for this certain age group, most is geared to the older crowd. Hey, not all of us 'youngsters' are working, and many older folks aren't yet retired, so hard to pigeon-hole everyone. I am 48, and no longer working. You can call it retired, or just permanently unemployed, whatever!

    There is rarely a day with nothing to do, you just have to decide what things you like to do, then go find it and others to join you. I printed up non-business cards with my contact info (no address, just general locale) &on the reverse it says, 'Activity partner available for: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Riding, Dog walking (can lend you one!) and volunteering at a local orphanage. Let people know what you want to do, and they will find you.

    There is a group that hikes in the hills weekly, there is a group that meets socially every week, some that do trips into Guad for shopping. There is a new kayaking club meeting weekly at La Tasca, and those without gear can borrow. There are people who bike, jog, horseback ride in groups, too. Plus several gyms and exercise classes. Oh, and golf if you do that. We could use a dog walkers group, I would join.

    I can introduce you to some 30's & 40's females here who keep really busy. PM me if you want info.

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