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  1. It’s commonly used for men to describe how short they want their haircut.
  2. Fully intend to be back mid October as usual unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Fingers crossed. The situation here in Ontario is pretty well under control with daily cases consistently under 200 for several straight days. Businesses are cautiously re-opening except for Bars/restaurants unless you can offer patio service with proper spacing. Had my first haircut in 4 months last night. Hairdresser asked me which number I used and I told her I couldn’t remember so she used a lawnmower. Then I went home and weighed myself. 😂😂😂😂🍷🍷
  3. Both borders ( mex-us and us-can ) remain closed except for essential services. However, when you are simply returning to your home country they have been just passing you through. We had friends Drive their RV back in the last month.
  4. So sad. Just discovered I know the young mother and have know her for years. Absolutely tragic.
  5. Not really. La Paz was the only place I could find with variety and price. Tiny store in Plaza beside Black n White coffee shop sells some but more expensive. They might sell some if you knocked on their door as they live in behind. I’m back in Canada now just finishing up my quarantine and smoked my last one yesterday. 😂😂😂😂
  6. Another couple on our flight live in Windsor. They had to fly to Toronto from Detroit and take a shuttle bus back to Windsor. They wouldn’t allow her daughter to drive into the US from Windsor to pick them up. Quarantine protocols would also not allow contact between them.

  7. Thanks MC. I’m not very smart when it comes to posting good websites. I want people to watch this video as with all the panic going on and misunderstanding about masks and there purpose, I felt this video was so enlightening.
  8. OK..... I highly recommend everyone go to YouTube and type Protect Yourself against Covid-19 by Dr. David Price. It’s about 20 minutes long but VERY informative and helps you to stay relaxed about this issue.
  9. Mike I should have added the quarantine is more rigid than self isolation. Because we were traveling we could not have contact with anyone including hotel staff so shifting our daughter to the hotel was the most efficient. We can actually cook etc while Robin can pick up meals for herself. The last five days in Ajijic we were self isolating as part of the social distancing. We talked to neighbours from a distance with no handshaking etc. With quarantine we are avoiding everyone and wipe doorknobs, fridge door handles and surfaces wearing our masks even in the house. Yesterday morning I watched a video made by a pulmonary specialist in a New York hospital as we speak. It was by far the most detailed explanation of what to do and why to absolutely avoid getting this virus. Masks and hand washing are absolutely key. I will try to figure out how to get it to this website.
  10. Sorry Mike. I see my answer to your PM got put on the regular site.

  11. Mike. We booked Delta vis Atlanta which got changed the day before we were leaving and had to rebook. This time the first leg of the flight became Aeromexico to Mexico City, then Delta to Detroit and Toronto. All legs of the flight were excellent ,on time and very low traffic. In Guadalajara, they took my wife’s temperature but not mine which surprised me. Mexico City airport was almost empty if you can imagine that. Check in and Customs workers were all wearing masks/gloves as expected. Same all the way through until we hit Toronto. as We exited in Toronto Pearson, we were met by customs officers way down the corridor to ask us about where we were coming from, did we have any symptoms and were reminded about the 14 day mandatory quarantine. They gave us a pamphlet with instructions. We then proceeded to the actual customs and were through in about 5/10 minutes. Th3 last leg from Detroit to Toronto there were only 12 passengers on the whole plane and eight of those were from Ajijic. our kids drove two vehicles to the airport, met us on the shuttle bus lane at Pearson with the car running. We loaded our luggage, said hi to our daughter and son in law from about 8 feet and followed them back to our condo. We had planned initially to quarantine in a hotel as our youngest daughter rents our Condo but she was sent home to work.. we then sent her to the hotel for 14 days and we are in the Condo. We have absolutely no direct contact with family or neighbours. We go down to the lobby when our kids bring groceries. They leave the groceries inside the first set of doors then leave. We wave and retrieve our goodies. We wear our Ajijic José masks for our own protection which is primarily to Keep Your Hands off your face. we don’t go shopping ourselves not even to a Timmy Drive-thru so you know how serious that is for a Canadian Tim’s junky. We are Day 4 and will probably at some point head out to the parking lot just to walk for exercise and fresh air. If we see someone on our side of the sidewalk, we will cross to the other side or at least maintain a safe distance. So far so good . Also, we are not experiencing any symptoms at all. We have a thermometer and take our temperature daily. Hope this helps.
  12. My wife and I are back in Canada now under the mandatory 14 Day quarantine but would like to hear about the situation in Mexico but Ajijic in particular. We have many Can/US/Mexican friends in Ajijic we worry about. Does anyone have access to a website that would gives us local details, not just rumours?
  13. Obviously his injuries were not as serious as some thought as he has been released and seen at the Plaza today back to his normal activities.
  14. Yes, I was told today that one of the injured persons was a local Mexican man known by many of us as Angel. He was seriously injured and is in hospital in Guadalajara. Hopefully he will recover quickly as he has had a difficult life and won’t understand what has happened to him. Yes. That is who I was referring to. He would not understand the dangers of simply crossing the carretera so previous comments are I insensitive to Angels situation. I hope for a speedy recovery.
  15. I was told today that one of the injured persons was a local Mexican man known by many of us as Angel. He was seriously injured and is in hospital in Guadalajara. Hopefully he will recover quickly as he has had a difficult life and won’t understand what has happened to him.
  16. Two different sources this morning mentioned an accident in front of or very near the Scallion restaurant involving a local man crossing The carretera and being struck by a motorcycle and then both by a car. I won’t mention a name until I’m sure. One or more persons appeared badly injured but again I won’t speculate on the outcome. Looking for further confirmation....
  17. So sad to hear that Jimmy Barto has died far too soon. One of the most talented musicians you would ever hear. Many wonderful gigs at Club Hidalgo in 2002 to 2004 then at Señor Azul. More recently many other restaurants like La Bodega and Domenech. The sounds of your horn will be sorely missed.
  18. There is a piano on the 2nd floor of the Ajijic Cultural Centre and I hear someone there practicing classical music quite often. Don’t know who to contact but dropping in to the Centre might be a good place to start.
  19. I bring back prescription drugs from Canada every year and havenever even been questioned.
  20. I’m in central Ajijic behind El Torito.
  21. For the past hour hearing many sirens. Anyone aware of an accident?
  22. Went yesterday afternoon. Lined out the door and played musical chairs but line moved quickly, renewed the sticker in about 1/2 hour. No actual sticker though, told to come back in April. 2005 Van at a cost of $638. Mpesos.
  23. Anyone looking for a private driver who is professional, reliable and speaks perfect English, I can highly recommend German Esquivel. Asked for a 4:45 pickup yesterday and he arrived at 4:15. We had a large group returning to Canada and we had to wait for the other cab driver who arrived late. German waited patiently until everyone else was gone as I had asked that I follow him closely in my Van as we were going to a Hotel closer to Guadalajara that I wasn’t familiar with. He kept his speed reasonable making sure I was behind him all the way. Excellent service. His number is 331-713-4277.
  24. We and others have had the same problem at Walmart. For me the best solution is we now only pay with a credit card. No change involved. You insert the card into the machine, punch in your PIN then remove the card. The card never has to leave your sight.
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