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  1. The entitlement in this thread to discuss another person's bereavement without permission or invitation is astonishing to me. Being lectured on how we should be enlarged by the existence of All Soul's Day is personally offensive. I usually talk myself out of posting on this forum when I'm ticked off. Probably should have followed my rule here.
  2. I've taken my own frames to Rios's office before. Had no problems, but they were nothing special plastic. Never occurred to me that this type of theft would be a problem anywhere. We are warned. Thanks for posting.
  3. And please, never refer to yourself as a Techno-Moron. We, who might be slightly techno challenged, like to refer to ourselves as "Delighted Clients of Brilliant Tech Specialists", who are certainly entitled to call people who don't employ them morons.
  4. I don't walk my dogs myself. I don't bag dog poop for that reason. I don't carry dog poop. I don't drop dog poop - my knowledge, but my memory isn't getting any better as I age. I'm now traumatized that I might accidentally drop a bag of dog poo (that is not in my possession, as I've explained) on a side walk somewhere on the North Shore of Lake Chapala. I must apologize in advance should that happen.
  5. Sea

    salt in food

    I've had two friends who got very ill from putting themselves on no salt diets, thinking it would be healthy. If you've made assumptions and self diagnosed your salt intake, run it by your doctor. I also was told to eat more salt.
  6. My neighbor started a noise petition among his friends and church members a few years ago, eventually got half of San Antonio to sign from what I saw of it. If you live around El Doc eventos in south SAT, it's the reason we don't hear cohetes and loud music late into the early morning anymore. The local Mexicans were just as annoyed by the obnoxious noise as gringos. They were especially upset with Tapatíos coming here on the weekends, when noise ordinances were enforced in Guadalajara. So just my 2 cents on assuming automatically that nothing can be done with local officials on the literally insufferable noise we experienced this weekend.
  7. Reviving this topic for new information. I have an 11 year old dog with cataracts. Dr Ladron has a relatively new treatment that stops the growth of cataracts. It's been out for about a year. It's a daily pill. I'd recommend anyone concerned about cataracts in their pups see him.
  8. Room for all in Art's class So, more news. Art is splitting his class, starting Sunday, Sept. 22, into two groups. Big dogs and medium/small. If you were turned away because the class filled, that's all changed now with this new arrangement. There is room. Contact Art for info and scheduling. I'll be in the afternoon class with the lovely, "you call this a beagle, seriously?", Bobbi. See ya there.
  9. Wow. Just talked to Art. This class is full already. That says a lot about the great dog people around here. He is planning another class with mid-January start date. So contact him for details or early sign up or whatever.
  10. Tremendous news for those of us with dogs. After hearing that Art is starting his class again, it took me 2 seconds to decide which of my miscreants is going. Art is starting a 6 week, basic obedience class on Sunday, Sept 22 at Pat Lawrie's old dog park in San Antonio. It's between La Floresta and San Antonio on Ramon Corona, #166. 10:30 to noon. If you're interested, call or email Art for details. artthedogguy@yahoo.com 766-3580
  11. You guys are hilarious. Every once in a while this forum soars. 😂
  12. Just to recap, Alex Peterson is still in the delivery business, generally once a month. He also moves people and boxes to or from the States. Last time I talked to him, that's an important part of his business, although he still does local driving, facilitation, etc. Last year, he took my van to get the smog certificate. Had to chase all over for it and ended up going to Guad because it was the last day. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
  13. Give Alex Peterson a call before you write him off. His fees are quite reasonable. He beats regular movers by a good amount. It's worth checking out.
  14. lb Furniture, in the strip mall with Sunrise Restaurant and OXXO, in San Antonio carries recliners. Plus they have catalogues and you can check on line for the brands they carry. They have the motorized or pull type. This is the store that used to be C&D furniture years ago. They have all the samples for upholstery and will order whatever you want. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ib+Furniture+%26+Accessories/@20.2961044,-103.2376018,18.75z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x842f41365d0a28c5:0x7e87c840da0b430!2sSan+Antonio+Tlayacapan,+45900+Ajijic,+Jalisco,+Mexico!3b1!8m2!3d20.2929811!4d-103.2389353!3m4!1s0x842f413392c1ce65:0x2a7b3422033a8b30!8m2!3d20.2961625!4d-103.2366686
  15. A well seasoned cast iron pan is a thing of beauty. I wouldn't cook eggs in cast iron, because why. They pick up the seasoning and have an irony flavor. But as a substitute for grilling indoors, at high heat, it's hard to beat. Food doesn't stick. I've had the ones I brought here for 30 years. Before that they were the only 2 things that survived a fire that burned down a house. I got it them at a yard sale from a teary woman who almost decided not to part with them because they were her grandma's (she of the burned out house). I promised to take care of them. So they are cherished Wagner's and damn near indestructible, since I have no plans to actually nuke them. Now that I think of it, this story is a good as the pans. And as for cleaning, whisk with water while they're hot (mine have never warped) and dry on low flame. Dot with oil and wipe with paper towel. Can't imagine anything being easier. That's a non-stick clean up in my book. Of course, I defend with my last breath CG's right to despise cast iron and the horse it rode in on.
  16. I finally found it at Superlake with the hot sauces, instead of the spices.
  17. I had cataract surgery in a dog, both eyes, around 2003 in the States. The dog had diabetes and developed cataracts quickly. The surgery was around the price you quoted, only they gave me a break for kind of experimental. I had no one to advise me, so I thought surgery was the thing to do, like for people. I found out later, from a graph on the internet, that very few people have surgery in dogs. The recovery, as you should have been told, is very difficult in dogs. It's not the same as people, because the dog's eye is different. Requires high levels of constant care for months to avoid infection. I haven't investigated it since then, which you should do to see how much has changed. I strongly feel I was poorly advised by my vet at the time. They can do it, but should they? We pour money into our pets as they age. I would advise to save your money on this particular thing. Even when it's not an issue of money, dogs get along well with low or no sight as other people here have said. Ask your vet what they would do if it was their dog. Remember that dogs "see" mostly through scent, not vision. "Dogs don't have nearly as good vision as humans, in general, so being blind really doesn't affect them too much." See... I found some garbage on the internet to support me. Good luck with your decision.
  18. When I went into Telmex on Monday, the woman said not all telephone numbers in SAT were upgraded. She checked my number and I was good. She put in the request to upgrade me. She said that sometimes it happens automatically and in other cases, they have to upgrade you manually. She did say that all SAT numbers weren't good for the upgrade. It depends on the server. She gave herself as an example. She lives a few blocks for me and can't get the upgrade. So good luck and don't be too fast to cancel iLox.
  19. Just email Art. If he's not taking on new clients for dog walking, he'll have the best referrals you can get. He does most of his business by email, so don't hesitate to drop him a line.
  20. One meter of hail. Looks like a disaster. https://noticieros.televisa.com/ultimas-noticias/guadalajara-jalisco-granizo-noticias-granizada-hoy/
  21. My magic formula for peeling is the same as CG's, under running cold water. Additionally, peel within 2 minutes of cooking. So, pull off stove. Toss hot water. Cold tap water over the hot eggs in the pan, so this starts the eggs cooling. Peel promptly under cold running tap water. Either they are all nice and loose, or it's all for naught and you've got nothing to show, but brutalized eggs and burned hands.
  22. Wizz Plus. If there was ever a fitting name for an Izzy product it's "Wizz".
  23. As a side note, San Antonio has had the quietest festival since I've lived here (14 yrs). It's still loud but amount of cohetes during the weekday has been kept down to a handfull, morning and night. Today sounds more like the artillery fire we are used to. I have two dogs that are terrorized by cohetes. One responds to thunder shirts and Rescue Remedy. The latter might be found at your vet or a health food store. It's homeopathic, but if it works for dogs, so be it. There is a vet formulation without alcohol, but in this instance, I'd use any I could find. One dog instantly responded to it. Amazed me. Not all dogs respond to thunder shirts. You can see if your dog does by wrapping a towel around it and turning the ends tightly. Kind of sling the dog's chest in the towel and put the ends over its back. Wrap the ends to tighten. It's awkward, but may give temporary relief. Within 5 or 10 minutes perhaps. Thunder shirts wrap the dogs tightly and it's not really known why they work. But when they do it's dramatic. I bought my thunder shirts from Amazon US. Don't know if they're available locally. I have one dog that is a wreck and none of the above work. She shakes so hard, it looks like she's having seizures. I sometimes give her a tiny dose of Calmivet, if the cohetes last for hours. It's a sedative and of course you want to use sparingly. You can get them from any vet. By tiny dose, I literally mean a sliver of a pill for a 12 lb dog.
  24. I was referred to a fan store that's next to Food Container by my electrician. He said they do the installations also. I know nothing about the quality of work or if you're already talking about the same guy.
  25. I've had erratic experience at Tony's recently. Not much on display and no hamburger. When I asked for it, I was offered stew meat. I knew that might not be a great idea. The butcher ground it and didn't add any fat. It was awful. Well it wasn't hamburger. This old stand by appears to be going down hill.
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