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  1. Hi, Has anyone driven North through the Agua Prieta/Douglas border crossing and gone through INM and returned the permit to drive in Mexico and gotten their deposit back? Do you remember how you did it and where? Thanks, Rick
  2. Does anyone know how to exit Mexico through Agua Prieta and get your vehicle deposit back? How about an visa exit document? I have a Temporal.
  3. From Chopo Chapala website: Laboratory ANTI-SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) ANTIBODIES Immunoassay test for the qualitative detection of antibodies, which is approved by COFEPRIS in our country and authorized by the FDA in the United States. They are called serological or immunological tests and are the antibodies present in the patient's blood that are produced in response to infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They are useful tests for asymptomatic patients . Do you have doubts about the study? Solve them here $ 990.00 Add studyhttps://www.chopo.com.mx/chapala/anticuerpos-anti-sars-cov-2-covid-19
  4. "Does it make sense to close stores until 7PM?" My wife is a Mexican who speaks English very well. She often says "until" when she means "starting at". Something about the translation...that is how they think it.
  5. Some of us white haired ancients actually remember paper bags and glass bottled soda. The Environmentalists pushed us into plastic because it saved the trees. Back then we usually brought our own cotton bags, too. We collected discarded glass bottles and brought them back to the store for the deposit. A way for kids to earn some money. How the world turns!
  6. Hi Cedros, I think maybe the poster is correct. Others here have indicated that you can get garafons of water with no pedigree. That will not assure that the water has been treated to remove pathogens or minerals. For best water here, getting reverse osmosis water has an advantage. It removes pathogens with UV radiation and then the minerals by the osmosis process. Wherever the water comes from the deep wells, it can have a high arsenic and heavy metals content. Drinking only RO water has a downside; since it doesn't have any minerals in it, it can leach those like calcium which you need for your bones. If you drink it, please take corresponding minerals. As we get older, it becomes more difficult to maintain good bone structure. My Dr. recommended Citrical but it is hard to find here. Rick
  7. The kids may look dirty, but their clothes are clean and look new. They look well fed, especially after months of COVID difficulties ????
  8. The suggestion to wear a surgical mask instead of an N95 mask is not a good one except for appearances. Yes, the surgical mask will help minimize the amount of virus you spew into the air. But, as they are not tight around the edges, the virus particles will just flow around the mask both while breathing in and out. The N95 masks have 2 straps, one toward the lower back of your head, the other toward the top back. They have a metal piece which you press down around your nose. If properly worn, if you place your hand over them and hold the mask close while you exhale, you should not feel air blow out around the mask; all breath goes through the mask. That assures that all breath, either in or out, goes through the mask filter. That protects both you from other's infections and them from yours. But only as long as you wear it properly. And, if worn properly, your glasses won't fog up. By the way, when I did fit tests to OSHA standards, facial hair where the mask contacts the skin would disqualify the wearer unless it was well gooped up with petroleum jelly or Vicks.
  9. I just spoke with a sales person about changing from a Medicare supplement to Medicare Advantage. I was told that I could switch back within ONE year without answering medical questions and being subject to underwriting. I'll probably stay with my current plan which, although not cheap, has served me well and certainly paid for itself.
  10. I think the Gvt would just as soon totally ban smoking because of the public health issues. This seems to me to be all they think they can get away with. What do you think about the proposed total ban on corporal punishment of children? Don't they occasionally need a spanking? Or the threat of one?
  11. Let them sit for three days and they will be fine. They disinfect PPE at hospitals that way now, especially masks.
  12. Remember that you will have to check the box on your USA tax form that says you have a foreign bank account. And from there....
  13. La MAGAÑA had an extensive book exchange...They're gone. Mom's had a small one...they gave it up. Huerto Cafe in Riberis has a small one. Does anyone know of others from Chapala through Ajijic? Thanks, Rick
  14. I am told that Lakeside_Shopper_Service is no longer taking on new members. Does anyone know of another service?
  15. Question: I have a small refund check from IRS; Bancomer won't cash US Government checks. Other than wallpaper, does anyone have suggestions?
  16. Perhaps, someday when you have time, pull out as far as you can and then go back in your house and wait. Traffic will back up as will the noise. If someone comes and asks that you move your car, sweetly answer that you will when they move so you can get out. That will have someone else asking for you and will make the social cost to them much higher without doing any damage. Repeat as required.
  17. Xena: As Robert Heinlein once said "When you can see the smoke from your neighbor's chimny, it is time to move to another planet." Good luck.
  18. From Riberas to San Antonio it is about a 2" orange conduit. Could be to light the path, but it sure looks like fibre to me. Certainly not water & sewer.
  19. It seems to me that we are missing the point. Someone wanted underground fibreoptic along Hildago. They bribed their way to get the bike path so the road could be torn up. Notice that the fibre is going in on the traffic side of the bike path, not the away from traffic side. That will make access to it even more dangerous and disruptive. My thoughts.
  20. I had to have some work done at the Toyota dealer. (March '19) To say that he was not competent to work on my Lexus is a huge understatement. When we went to pick it up not only had he not fixed the problem, but there were other major things wrong. He did get the car into condition that I can drive it home and to a true Lexus dealer. I hope not to have a Lexus when I return next year!
  21. Hi Spencer, Do w need a new, additional update on Chapala rules? They were just published. Thanks for what you do. Rick
  22. A lawyer recommended to me that I get a document from my maid and helper that states that they work for others and that they are sole proprietors while working for us.
  23. A couple of years ago when I knew we would be here for the warm season I bought a large window swamp cooler from the States. I installed it on the mirador blowing down the stairs. On a very hot day my granddaughters couldn't watch TV because it was too cold! The temp was 72° on the 2nd floor and it was 75° downstairs. Swamp coolers work very well here if properly sized. Remember that the output of the cooler should be such that it will replace the complete volume of air in your home in one minute, two at most. That also means that you go the farthest part of the house and open a window. You should be able to keep your whole house cool with a 500 Watt cooler using 110V power. I have had bad luck with the smaller roll around units. A large window one should work well for you. Rick
  24. Since I am going to San Franscisco, going through Larado makes no sense.
  25. Does anyone know about the drive from Sonoyta to Mexicali on route 2? How is the road? Is there much traffic? Is it safe for a Gringo hauling a small trailer? Or should I go North at Lukeville to Gila Bend and West? 70 extra miles, well over an hour with the trailer. Thanks, Rick
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