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  1. Thanks. Sounds like the time to get it. It was gone by this morning.
  2. Where can one purchase okra lakeside?
  3. Interesting link and set of offers, including a kilo of pure ground stevia leaves for 268 pesos! Mercado libre is amazing. It has just about everything you could imagine.
  4. Are they still there? Last time I looked (last week) I didn`t see them. Maybe I was in the wrong place.
  5. The open mikes are in Chapala Thursdays at 5 at El Patio restaurant on Madero (main street) and in Ajijic at La Bodega restaurant 5:00 - 7:30 on Wednesdays. Mostly English language singers. Same backup band at both. Pretty good, veteran players from the States. Otherwise, some oldies English language bands playing around. And a lot of Spanish language bands playing in the area. Then, of course, there`s Guad..... There`s a huge piano store in Guad but I don`t know the name. Tim Welch would know. He`s the choir director at St. Andrews Anglican church in Riberas. He`s the most kno
  6. You never will. They don`t like purposelessly jumping into mudholes. They are too busy enjoying life. What a concept.
  7. 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.
  8. Where can one purchase a dust buster / dirt devil type device in lake area (not Guad) ? Gracias.
  9. I will be extracting the amate-like inner fibers and making paper and sculpture. (The original amate was made from ficuses.)
  10. I`m looking for ficus logs from trunk or branches, relatively newly cut, preferably 4" to 8" in diameter. Thanks.
  11. Thanks. Actually, in the last month I`ve learned all I need to know by trial and error.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 b
  14. 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.
  15. They act so offended! Wild eyes and upturned noses!
  16. 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 plasti
  17. Gracias, Bandol, I will check it out soon. Did you mean that the lavanderia is on the road down from Ishop (Gonzalez Gallo)?
  18. Amazon no hay. Thanks, saw the ML offer. Trying to find a local outlet so I don`t have to pay shipping.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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