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  1. A friend, who is a Fire Fighter in Chapala told me that there were two persons who returned from Germany who had tested positive for the Corona Virus. I asked him if he was sure of this. He said No, but that is what he was told. Apparently they were tested at a local hospital and taken to a hospital in some city or possibly a suburb of Guadalajara that I was not familiar with. He commented that he sure hoped that what he had heard was not true. Oh, he said he believed that the testing was done either at or via persons from the New hospital in San Antonio.
  2. I just phoned Actinver and yes they ae open today, Wednesday, but will be closed Thursday and Friday because of Easter.
  3. I post under my real name to force myself not to make the rude comments I would be tempted to make should I post under a false, fake, or pretend name. Or whatever one calls it I even know folks who post their real phone numbers under their name,
  4. Some have posted that the name and/or term "gringohombre" is racist. Is that possibly true?
  5. I had to look up the word Cremaria. and discovered it meant crematory. To funny, happyjillin during these scary times.
  6. The Wednesday Ajijic Tianguis is closed. And presume the Chapala Tianguis is closed as well.
  7. I thought that is what I read at first, as well. Oh well, it beats going out and looking for the corona virus.
  8. What I thought the Doc said about testing was that they would draw blood or take a swab from ones tong and send that sample to Guadalajara and that results would be available about 24 hours later. Again, I think this is what he said. I could be wrong/
  9. I agree. Go early in the morning. But I forgot what time they open. Is it 8 or 9 AM?
  10. I had my solar hot water system installed maybe 13 years ago. And I haven't ever turned the gas on to the instant on hot water heater. Yes, a few days per year the water isn't quite as warm as I would have liked when taking my frequent showers. But so far I have been able to resist going out and turning on the instant on hot water system. Sure I would find it more comfortable on those few days per year when the water isn't quite hot enough, I would like it warmed. But I can manage.
  11. One piece of good news is that yesterday the Doctor running the San Antonio Hospital mentioned to me during my quarterly visit that there were no recorded cases of the corona virus lakeside. And also, even in the states where there are 236,339 recorded cases, that is less than 1/10 of one percent pf the population of the US which has a population of approximately 330,000,000 persons. Have I delayed my late spring trip to the greater Seattle-Kirkland area? You're darn right I have,
  12. I called two neighbors this morning, and although the reason for calling had nothing to do with Shaw, I asked both of them if their Shaw accounts were working.. Both neighbors have their own account and both were working the same as usual. So I would presume that those with problems are a minority.
  13. Thanks for sharing your photos, happyjillin. I haven't driven in to Chapala in more than a year and when I do, I would not normally look at the top of the mountain/hill.
  14. Shaw Cable is Shaw Directs cable service in Canada. Only their satellite service is available south of the border.
  15. Very beautifully said Seren. and I can add so many other great things, like great weather, great prices, great people from many countries to include my Mexican friends. Oops, it says mention only one thing. It's just there are so many great reasons to choose living here.
  16. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing
  17. I saw the program on local TV it was on at least two of the Guadalajara TV stations. I kind of sort of understood it. But sadly my Spanish is far being good.
  18. Based on the press announcement I was afraid to go out this morning to get a scheduled blood draw for my annual physical, Wednesday. So before I went, I phoned up the San Antonio hospital asking if it was OK to go out and come down and get my blood tests. They said sure. So I went in at 8 AM, and there was almost no one there. And I asked the doctor on duty ( in the area of the hospital that I had my tests) if the had seen any persons testing positive for the Corona Virus. And he said no. So I guess our lakeside community hasn't been hit yet. As long as I was out, I stopped by Super Lake for food supplies so I could stay home and at a local pharmacy to pick up my meds, There were a few people shopping at Super Lake this morning and we all spaced ourselves when I went through the checkout line.
  19. I am sure what you post is the normal procedure, I only posted my experience, because I, like you, have been here quite a few years. And this is the first time I can remember that I was charged in US dollars. In my case, no big deal, because I happen to have an active US checking (bank) account.
  20. That is what I thought too glws7777. But when I had my first (and so Far, only) stent inserted and installed in a major artery on Jan 6 of this year, Dr Garcia Garcia quoted me a price of $4,000 US dollars and I paid him writing a US check (from my B of A account) for the amount of $4,000 US dollars . The hospital in Guadalajara, where the surgery was done, charged me in Mexican pesos for their share of the costs.
  21. I watched it as well.. I understood the spacing should be at least two meters, Oh well, I have my surgical gloves and masks and I'm going to overprotect myself. I will probably get teased by some of my friends, but I plan to make the best of it and always have an unopened can of Corona Beer with me as well. I wish all of us the best of luck during these scary times
  22. Do you even know what "The Schengen Area is. I have to admit I didn't and I lived in the Netherlands and Germany in the 1960s for 7 years. Here is what it means: The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. Wikipedia Area: 4.312 million kmĀ² Population: 419,392,429 I am always learning something on this forum.
  23. Very enjoyable interview. I recommend you all watch it. I wish all of us the best during these difficult times. Stay well ! Enjoyable is probably the wrong word. Maybe I should have used "Informative".
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