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  1. On 7/21/2020 at 11:12 AM, InChapala1 said:

    I'm looking to hire a gardener and received estimates from three. One said 1x per week for 4 hrs. total, another 2x per week for 3 hrs. each day (6 hrs. total per week) and the third said 2x per week for 4 hrs. each day (8 hrs. total per week). I understand estimate can vary due to many factors, but was wondering if there's some way to determine the amount of work based on garden size, number/type of plants, etc. The garden is about 200 SQM in size.


    I would never hire anyone based on working hours.  Angus hit the nail on the head.   I would ask for references from those you’ve felt comfortable with and check them out.

  2. Just received an invoice from telcel for the purchase of a phone.  Problem is, did not buy a phone.   Name and address correct on bill.  No signatures at bottom and address is a year old.  My concern is that the information of name address and telephone number would have been only available at Anna’s the Telmex Distributor next to Alexs Pasta place in Ajijic.

    i understand this location has been comprised a couple of times so thinking the information was derived from a stolen file.

    no actual charge to a credit card as yet and there would have been none on file with Anna.

    tried contacting telcel but could not get in contact with a real person.  Visiting Anna not an option.   Anyone have success in finding contact information with a real live telcel person?  And, curious to know if this is an isolated incident.



  3. Dobermans here don’t seem to enjoy the popularity they do in the States.  American preferred is somewhat ambiguous.    If your referring to style they, the Doberman, are pretty much the same all over north and south America.

    You can go to the FCM website (Mexican Kennel Club) and click on eventos.  To my knowledge most of the shows have been cancelled.   But a dog show is the best place to go to see what’s available in terms of a breeder.

    i would be very surprised if a reputable breeder would sell you both a male and a female as the implication that you want to breed them is something a good breeder would avoid.


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  4. Some may have had a good deal on their solo search but more haven’t.   It’s a crap shoot.    I’d go with S&S because of their experience and reputation in the business as well as exhibiting honesty and integrity through the years.   

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  5. Dagotee - I try to see if I can find what I want from .com.mx first and check to see its not noted as an importation.   Then I compare with amazon US and buy on US credit card.    I also check mercadolibre mexico, also set up with us card, as they have some great items and opening the account was easy.   I prefer shipping by DHL but Fedex good too.   My least favorite is shipping via USPS as they currently can’t track in Mexico.

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  6. I have been a Merc driver for years.    To me the feel of the the Merc, the BMW and Audi can’t be replicated in the Toyotas and Hondas. Mazdas etc.    I don’t like run flats, no spare and if you put one in no trunk space.   BMW has more gadgets, more than I can figure out.    I did see thar S&S has a top of the line 2018 Audi Q2 with like 8000 km and still under warranty.   That might be worth checking out MC and Traderspoc.   

  7. Have lived in Colima for about 7 years.    This time of year there are delightful morning temperatures unlike lakeside.   Hotter in summer but not nearly as hot as Las Vegas or Dallas or Tucson etc.  Runs about 10 degrees f higher than Ajijic.  As the elevation climbs cooler temperatures prevail so in summer if too hot take a little trip up to Suchitlan.

    Humidity in lakeside usually too dry for me so prefer here.

    Best appreciated if you can converse in Spanish at least somewhat.  You do not have the safety net lakeside provides.

    i would suggest you make a few trips out this way and lineup a tour company, kind of fun to google all the attractions Colima has to offer.

    As to the comments on Volcano I have not found this to be an issue.  In fact prevailing winds blow towards Guadalajara and not found here.

    I could paint a pretty picture however don’t want to encourage the development of another Gringolandia!

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  8. Perfocel is the name but take a picture with you to show as well.    I think I bought some at the lumber store across from the waffle house in Ajijic.   Can’t remember but think they may have had to order it for me.    If you have pegs you might want to confirm hole size 1/8 or 1/4 but for me its been a take what I can get.

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