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  1. pappysmarket

    Increased local police ticketing

    Just hope you don't get stopped in Guadalajara by the equivalent of El Gordo. He's a moto cop, nice friendly guy just like EG. Talk and demand a folio all you want, try to get his badge number, take his photo, anything else you can think of. He makes it very clear you're not going to do any of that, get in your car and give him the keys, and you're not going anywhere until you pay him his mordida. I tried once but after about a half hour my wife said a bathroom stop was in her immediate future I gave up and gave him the $50 and he stopped traffic for us so we could make a U-turn and get to the nearby Pemex. Sometimes you win.....sometimes they win. Tried saying I didn't speak Spanish and he immediately announced "I was born in San Antonio, Texas. We can speak English".
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    Chapala Monday Tianguis after Independence Day

    Sorry to hear you think dividing a 4 digit number by 4 in your head is complicated. The short answer is if today, Sept. 18 is a Tuesday then next year it will be on a Wednesday, unless the current year is a Leap Year in which case it would be on a Thursday. Not very complicated at all.
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    Chapala Monday Tianguis after Independence Day

    Thanks, one of my Mexican friends was saying next year it falls on a Tuesday and he was looking forward to a 4 day puente. By now should have known that my Mexican friends are, how can I say, not real good with the calendar, (nor the clock for that matter). I should have confirmed that before posting. Thanks for the correction. Also, if I had my brain engaged I would have realized this year was not a Leap Year, not evenly divisable by 4, and that therefore next year the dates would only advance by one day of the week.
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    HOUSING MARKET IN LAKE CHAPALA

    "When I had to do some re-work on my home in Vista del Lago, I found all sorts of trash, including plastic bottles, used for fill. And forget about electric/plumbing plans when/if you need them in the future." When we built our home in Ajijic in 2003 the only "plans" were in the Maestro's head based on what we told him we wanted. He did several show and tells for the workers but it only involved sketches in the dirt. All turned out well but as ferret said, we were there a minimum of twice a day and had to make many "adjustments and/or corrections" on the fly but that's where I learned to speak Spanish as they did not know any English. A very sturdy 2-story with an outdoor shower and an aljibe that holds 60,000 liters of water. Promised in 4 months and delivered in 4 1/2 and we paid by the week. After the fact some plans had to be submitted and IMMS paid to get a clear deed. Those days seem to be over.
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    Chapala Monday Tianguis after Independence Day

    No, schools are open, banks are open, it's not a Dia Nacional, that was yesterday. Next year on a Tuesday so expect a 4 day puente.
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    Salvador’s Restaurant

    Hahaha, I knew it didn't sound quite right but figured some kind soul would correct me, Thanks!
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    Salvador’s Restaurant

    "Take Paradise Put up a Parking Lot"
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    Canelo Triple G

    Great fight, eh?
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    Garbage Collection Problems (again)

    I'm suspecting that rascal NOB, he must be responsible!
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    Canelo Triple G

    Because I thought perhaps by now you folks had repeater towers. Why did you waste your time and effort to post when you had a 0% chance of adding to the topic? Gringal seemed to not know what an antenna is unless you are accusing her of being sarcastic? OK, maybe that was the gig, sorry. Lakeside, the place time and progress forgot............but not traffic nightmares. Enjoy the fight.
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    Canelo Triple G

    Used for OTA TV reception. (Over The Air) Television antenna A television antenna, or TV aerial, is an antenna specifically designed for the reception of over-the-air broadcast television signals, which are transmitted at frequencies from about 41 to 250 MHz in the VHF band, and 470 to 960 MHz in the UHF band in different countries. Problems with the mountains blocking you? Don't the Mexican networks have repeater towers around you yet? OK, so just tune it in on SKY, probably Ch. 5 there, we get perfect OTA reception here.
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    Canelo Triple G

    It's on free TV here in Mexico. Get out your antenna.
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    Handy Mail - have box, looking to share costs

    Reminds me of the folks who bring animals into restaurants: "Those rules are for other people, not people like me".
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    Salvador’s Restaurant

    Good one Al, I get it.
  15. From "The Art of Love" "Guillotine! Ha Ha! Guillotine!"
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