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  1. Some places no longer accept the wallet sized card even though it is the same number and demand the huge (8.5" x 11') new one. Just go to the website https://www.gob.mx/curp/, enter your old curp number and a it will display a new form for you that you can download as a pdf and print... and keep on your phone.
  2. The website below has a couple of other ideas that might not lower the resale value. https://www.universe-magic.com/article/gypsum-designs_2058.html
  3. The upholstery shop in the same plaza as MultiVa gave me a good quote for leather re upholstery of the two front seats for my Honda CRV. I was quite pleased with the quote ($1900 pesos I think) but have not had time to get it done. They asked that I bring it in on a Wednesday and it would be done by Friday.
  4. A friend in the Ajijic area drives frequently to Jocotopec and claims that the police are camped regularly by the Racquet Club checking emissions papers only. We all know that there always has been a problem with new administrations coming in to find that the office equipment and computers are all gone, the bank accounts are empty and huge piles of unpaid bills await them. So, yes, municipalities need to generate money. So, it is not just a "money grab" but with the radical increase in fines, traffic enforcement is one way to do so. Of course, certain events capture public attention and cause short-term enforcement of certain violations that may have been contributing factors in the recent newsworthy event. This is normal in every country.
  5. I often have documents FedeEx'd to a real estate company owned by a friend, where I know someone will be on duty during business hours because I may not be home to receive delivery. In the instant case I used IShop this time because I was not sure the product would make it through customs and they are technically a freight forwarding company and have a relationship with customs. Now that I know the package will clear customs, I will probably use UPS for the next shipment and make sure they include and invoice inside the package, as well as in the plastic envelope on the outside of the package.
  6. I recently purchased and item not available on Amazon. And, I got whacked for $1065 pesos in customs and shipping fees from Mailboxes, Etc/I-shop yesterday for a $10 bottle of herbal supplement. They explained that there was something like $13 Customs processing fee, $22 in duty (the said there was no invoice, so customs went to the company website and got the list price of $130/bottle, not the $10 I paid) and $20 in Shipping from Laredo to San Antonio Tlaycapan for a 16 oz/3 lb. bottle. It took 12 days from the date it was shipped from Florida to arrive ($12.80 USPS from Fl to Laredo, too.) Other shipping options appear to equally bad, but delivery could be much faster. The company has a mental block and is stuck on USPS and has trouble thinking outside that box (unusable in Mexico) but did price out UPS which does work in Mexico and sent me the following pricing: one bottle - 3 lbs Priority Mail International - 54.30 Express International - 71.60 six bottles - 12 lbs Priority - 80.50 Express - 100.90 UPS one bottle - 3 lbs UPS Standard - 71.81 six bottles - 12 lbs UPS Standard - 89.81
  7. Probably the Ferris Wheel, but it could be the guys from the Drone Club. Or something stranger!
  8. Those things keep popping up. I heard they were the literal translation in the Bible where it says God created Eve from Adam's rib!" It was actually a "bone spur!"
  9. Still owed a refund from my exterminator. Spray was totally ineffective. Told me it was my fault because I didn't know what type of cockroach I had. LOL! Apparently being a entomologist is a requisite of the customer, not the "professional." I used boric acid, powders, sprays all to no avail until I got Bayer's Maxforce. Knocked out the problem in 2 - 3 days. I bought it at the Ferreteria on the lakeside of the Carretera on the Chapala side (East) of Mirasol. Maxforce FC Magnum Roach Bait 1.16 oz
  10. I recently used the place "Imaginologia" <?> next to Tio Sams off the Libramiento at the north end of the parking lot that houses Pemex, across from Quality Care. We needed and x-ray and a sonogram and got both there. No complaints.
  11. I just used Bestlab in Riberas for the first time at the recommendation of a neighbor who was very pleased with them. They are very thorough, especially at intake to make sure you are getting the correct tests for why you are there and have packages of tests that are available that are more thorough and less money than a battery of individual tests you request. The thoroughness of the intake procedure (fluent English, but mixed English and Spanish in my case) made me feel much more comfortable that they were going to do the tests correctly and I would not have to pay all over again at a different lab, which has occurred a few times in the past. Pricing was the same as other labs for the same work. I just had a full liver panel done (Perfil Hepatico) that contained two more tests than requested and was much less money than the individual tests I requested (at the instructions of my doctor.) Needless to say, my doctor was delighted to see the additional tests and accused me of watching too much Gray's Anatomy to know to ask for the additional tests. <g> They e-mail the results to you and your doctor (if requested) immediately. They are in the old Parker Insurance building, in between the new clinic and Tienda Pilar, in that same shopping center. Bestlab Laboratorio Clinico Hidalgo 248A col. Riveras del Pilar Chapala Jalisco, Mex. Cp. 45906 Tels: (376)6881174, 3310969173 Best Lab bestlab.chapala@hotmail.com
  12. Thanks Chillin. Yes, I have been to the thermal springs in San Juan Cosala with the different temperature hot tubs, hot tubs full of seaweed, flowers, mud, what have you and and rather like them. The steam cave is kind of novel, too. I have a picture of the first time my youngest son came to visit several years ago there, when he was 17, and we are both covered in mud head to toe from one of the hot tubs. Fond memory. I just need to muster up the fortitude to drive there. I don't even like going into Ajijic from Riberas because of the traffic.
  13. I suspect that gullible people's money tends to disappear more so from intoxication than detoxification. I just got liver panel blood tests back and my liver appears to be fine, but not from lack of trying to tank it! I think detox is something a lot of my friends could use, but then I might not have any friends left! I went to a homeopathic doctor near Jocotopec who put me on a seed and vegan diet with some odd suggestions like soaking my groin in a basin of very cold water 30 minutes 3x per day, which was a non-starter for me. I'm good with Angus' suggestion of working in the yard and figure the heated pool is as cold as I want for the groin. But, when looking at the functions of so many of our organs, detox is a primary function and our skin is our largest organ. I believe there is merit in the concept of getting toxins out of your body. The doc who suggested the infrared sauna to me believes it it so much that he bought one for his office NoB and lets his patients use it for free as long as the patients manage the schedule and do not take time away from his office staff.
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