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  1. https://www.vallartadaily.com/jalisco-will-consider-new-covid-19-restrictions-on-friday/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+VallartaDaily+(Headline+News+from+Puerto+Vallarta)
  2. Good discussion of the similarities and differences between covid and flu here. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-vs-flu/art-20490339
  3. Volaris has such lousy counter service you can easily spend an hour just trying to check in. Get there 2 hours early. We do not carry our passports when traveling inside Mexico. Carry our Permanentes. On returning from Oaxaca, needed nothing at GDL airport except patience waiting for luggage.
  4. I need someone to change the sand in my pool filter. Just a bit too much heavy lifting for me. Thanks.
  5. Regular granular salt does not stick to air popped popcorn. Looking for popcorn/powdered salt. Anyone seen it? Gracias!
  6. According to this the new strain first seen in Britain has showed up here. I wonder how that will affect the vaccine situation. https://www.vallartadaily.com/new-coronavirus-strain-first-seen-in-britain-confirmed-in-mexico/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+VallartaDaily+(Headline+News+from+Puerto+Vallarta)
  7. When it is obvious the waiter is doing his best and the fault lies with the owner, seems the decent thing to do not to penalize said waiter. There employees are in a world of hurt these days.
  8. They did get to us in SE Ajijic but they were late. Remember, there's a ton of holiday trash at this time every year. At least where we are trash pickup has been the one government service that is much improved. Otherwise, the street is full of baches with no sign of repair.
  9. First is to analyze what the power consumption is. Lighting can run up bills, LEDs fix that problem quickly. Then there are things like pool pumps and water pressure systems. Electric heaters of any kind quickly can drive usage into the DAC level. Finally, you can add enough solar to keep your base load under the 250 kWh level. We've had it for over three years and it was cost effective then, it is downright cheap now with the advent of 425 watt panels. We got one of those gas space heaters that uses the portable hand tank and it is amazingly efficient and fast.
  10. Seems AMLO is targeting care givers and the most vulnerable first. Good strategy unless this stuff doesn't work as advertised. We are going to wait and watch for a few months. Not going anywhere soon and this community has done a good job in minimizing covid IMO.
  11. We flew to Oaxaca last week. Even though we had boarding passes, we had to stand in line for oven an hour to check some luggage. That was AeroMexico. Coming back on Volaris, almost as bad. Between the security checks and the covid business, it seems the dismal experience of flying these days has gotten even more dismal. Yes you better show up two hours early. We don't plan on flying anywhere any time soon. Next time will drive to Oaxaca, taking two days with an overnight stop in Puebla.
  12. Couple things have worked for us in avoiding this problem. We understand the capacity of our two tanks and how to calculate what we need to fill to 80 percent. Then we instruct the driver to put those amounts in the tank. Then we check the gages before paying them.
  13. Looks like any Canadians who came are going to have an additional complication if flying home soon. https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-for-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html?fbclid=IwAR08eZV1esX-ZBZl8vUvCws2lD7UAmZwcFuOjzxlNRaGhh5bTv6BQt8HZcE
  14. I've seen that name associated with rip off more than once.
  16. Can't stay with us because allergic to cats. Prefer Ajijic and east. Moderate budget. Need immediately. Thanks.
  17. Since Mexico doesn't do that for anyone why would you have this concern? I would guess since it is so much more affordable here and the climate so much better particularly for the old they would come for that reason. And I would expect they'd have to follow the same visa rules as everyone else.
  18. I can see you haven't been there lately. The styles has become rather, shall we say, creative. My favorite are those $150 slacks that look like they were rescued from the rag bag. Face piercings are old hat these days. The boyfriend who was born in the U.S. is very definitely Mexican and speaks very little English. It was no problem for either of them in either direction. Just out of curiosity when was the last time you really were in the U.S. long enough and in enough of it to see what the culture is like up there these days? Everything you mentioned is quite common among the young
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