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  1. I did it by simply emailing the Guad office: FBU Guadalajara <fbu.guadalajara@ssa.gov> Give them your email address, date of birth, soc. sec. number. That`s all it took for them to sign me up for Social Security. They will ask other things like the bank routing number, etc. later. They may ask you to come in or want to call you. But you can try the simple way first.
  2. Where can one purchase a dust buster / dirt devil type device in lake area (not Guad) ? Gracias.
  3. I will be extracting the amate-like inner fibers and making paper and sculpture. (The original amate was made from ficuses.)
  4. I`m looking for ficus logs from trunk or branches, relatively newly cut, preferably 4" to 8" in diameter. Thanks.
  5. Thanks. Actually, in the last month I`ve learned all I need to know by trial and error.
  6. No, is anything? I found out there`s lots of little things you have to know after trying this and was hoping someone would enlighten me.
  7. There is a fabric store in Santa Teresita that is all cotton. Yes, every fabric in the store (small) is 100% cotton. Beautiful little store. Muchas mantas y mucho mas. Comercializadora Textil (sign is very hard to see), Joaquin Angula No. 1460. Tel: 333-826-2302. Couple of blocks from Centro Mercantil Villanueva. I was there today. Also, Centro Mercantil Villanueva has reorganized the store and most of the natural fabrics are now on the first floor, but not all. Also, Textiles Capilla has almost nothing but acrylic knits as of yesterday. Besides the ever-present dark blue thin denim. Otherwise, I don`t there was a single cotton fabric. The linens have dwindled to a few. No thick plastic fabric. No rayons.
  8. If you mean amate paper, it can be had at the large Lumen store just west of the cathedral in Guadalajara. If you mean the painted amate paper artesania (birds, village scenes, etc.) , there is several tiendas in Ajijic that sell them. If you mean the formed bas relief works, go to San Pablito. There was a man who made these in the Ajijic plaza but he has been gone for a couple of years. There was a man in the last Feria who made and sold these, he may be back this year.
  9. They act so offended! Wild eyes and upturned noses!
  10. Ah, statistics! Your figure of .8% is for plastics now in use. I might submit that a statistic for percentage of plastic bags that make their way into the oceans where they enter fish and animal digestive systems and do other harm might be significant. Here are a couple of statistics regarding this: On the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup day in September 2017, 789,138 volunteers in more than 100 countries collected about 20.5 million pounds of trash. 7% of this were plastic bags. The American Chemical Society says that 6.5% of plastics in the oceans are plastic bags.
  11. Gracias, Bandol, I will check it out soon. Did you mean that the lavanderia is on the road down from Ishop (Gonzalez Gallo)?
  12. Amazon no hay. Thanks, saw the ML offer. Trying to find a local outlet so I don`t have to pay shipping.
  13. I`m looking for color remover for clothes. Some of the Mexican marcas would be El Caballito Decolorante or Mariposa Decolorante. US RIT Color Remover. Perhaps there are other brands that do the same thing. Soriana, who had it for years, has discontinued it. La Parasina in Chapala does not have it. I have tried all the ferreterias who carry Mariposa colorantes. Has anyone seen this exact product, the decolorante, not the colorantes? Gracias.
  14. It`s most likely the larvae of some flying insect. In the US there were "moths". It wasn`t the moths (no mouth parts) eating clothes, it was their larvae. To eradicate larvae on clothes I would dry clean all the clothes of that fiber or even all natural fiber clothes near your blouse.
  15. I need to learn how to do this well (already tried and had a non-optimum experience) for a non-profit enterprise. Thanks.
  16. As was said, they don`t stop. All newbies ask your question. After a while, you stop asking. BTW, fiestas and cohetes are not always related. There are cohetes during fiestas (not just the once a year patronales like in SA now but all through the year) but also for birthdays and other parties and when a couple of guys want to just pull over to the side of the road, drink and set off cohetes. All these I have personally experienced. My construction earphones saved my sanity the first few years here but I don`t wear them any longer and the cohetes now are just a part of my aural life (with the loud musica on weekends, barking dogs, speakers announcing fruit and vegetables, water, gas, et. al.). Cohetes are Mexico. Mexico is cohetes. You`ll adjust and hopefully you`ll be able to help your dogs adjust as well. For now, for you, you might want to invest in good earplugs and construction earphones.
  17. It always starts on June 13 despite the perennial speculations.
  18. Good luck on your worm and mulch venture. Have you contacted the worm people in Guad and environs (they`re on the internet under "lombriz roja californiana")? One is "Lombricultura Guadalajara" in Zapopan. Also, reportedly and confirmed by the woman in the plaza tienda in Tlachichilco, there is a worm farm a kilometer or so outside of Tlachichilco on 16th de Septiembre (the main road in Tlachichilco). The road becomes nearly impassable a half a klick out except to 4-wheel drives. Haven`t made it past the rough spot yet in our van. GPS: 20.335515, -103.078470
  19. Now we`re cooking! So many possibilities for new products in the new no-plastic-bag world! Love the shipping suit! timjwilson, composting worms can be had at the Tuesday market from Anna Luz (don`t remember her company name) and Juan Diego at Galo Goat Farm. I think a well-labeled vermicomposting bucket on the malecon is doable! Just tell the malecon gardeners what you`re doing.
  20. I replied to your message, look in your message box.
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