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  1. Eric,

    I don't know if this helps or not, but if you have the time to order online, Roadid.com is a good one. Mine have lasted for years. I also found one with a mx address (don't know if it actually is) that does the same, https://www.ninelife.mx/products/red-silicone-sport-medical-alert-id-bracelet-incl-6-lines-of-custom-engraving-choose-your-color?gclid=CjwKCAiAxJSPBhAoEiwAeO_fP_gEdPhd5cXX9qmZJZ7QR1nsY5ScSsEYiP4DQ-srTimSCVIqqoh3jBoCcccQAvD_BwE

    Heck, I'm glad you brought it up because mine are finally showing wear and it's time to get new ones.


  2. You're right about the water here in CH. We have a water softener, so 2 down 1 to go! Sadly, we seem to use a LOT of gas (absolutely clueless as to why) so a solar water heater and electric stoves are next. Right now, we make more electricity than we use (and we're not careful at all), so that gives us the extra for when we have things switched over to electric. I tried to do that with the dryer, but that was a major balls-up (lesson learned). Anyhoo....yeah, we thought about the solar water heater w/the gas still in place as a backup for the very reason you mentioned.   

  3. 17 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    It ain't no miracle-skill is what it is for a very simple ,easy thing.

    It doesn't take skill to make simple mashed potatoes. The "dirty" potatoes work great, the "clean" ones usually do not. Your experiences are not mine. Sheesh.

  4. 9 hours ago, tomgates said:

    I once used white potatoes in a classic gratin and they had such a high water content that the gratin was soupy and inedible. Russets, of which the "dirty" potatoes are kin, are preferred in many potato dishes. 

    THIS. I don't know if the potatoes at the markets are any different, but when making mashed, cough up the extra and go to SL or Pancho's and buy actual russets. The local stuff makes a really gluey, soupy mess and is pretty much inedible. They usually cook semi-ok for potato salad, if you're not too picky. 

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    On his deathbed, they asked him where he wanted to be buried.  Bob Hope replied: "Surprise me."

    ON TURNING 70 - "I still chase women, but only downhill."

    ON TURNING 80 - "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

    ON TURNING 90 - "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

    ON TURNING 100 - " I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

    ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER (BOXING) - "I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them."

    ON GOLF - "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

    ON PRESIDENTS - "I have performed for 12 presidents but entertained only six."

    ON WHY HE CHOOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER - "When I was born, the doctor said to my mother, congratulations, you have an eight-pound ham."

    ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL - "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."

    ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY - "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

    ON HIS SIX BROTHERS - "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

    ON HIS EARLY FAILURES - "I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

    ON GOING TO HEAVEN - "I have done benefits for ALL religions. I would hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."

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  6. Thanks...they sure looked like the smaller ones that I get in a package.  Since WM only sells 3 types usually (white, "setas," and cremini with portabellos every so often), I never even thought to check the name. Since I've only heard folks using "champinon" for mushroom in the past, it never dawned on me to look "seta" up to see what they actually were. Lesson learned!

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  7. It was started at 6 days, lowered to 4 and I changed it to 3 because we still had mineral rings when water dried. The flush just goes to the side of our yard but I didn't realize that there was quite a bit of water that was flushed. It's not connected into our septic or absorption tank but there's a small hose for the discharge on the side of our aljibe and then it goes into the grass...which would be great except it's on a hill and the septic and absorption are below, although to the side.  I've been going nuts trying to figure out why the water level got so high so quickly in the absorption tank (insert huge "Duh!" here). Anyway, salt was about a bag a month. I don't know if that's super fast but it seemed worth it if the mineral rings disappeared. They've lessened but haven't totally gone away. I do like the feeling of the water, though, so it's still worth it. Now, I have it switched back to every 4 days and I'll definitely keep an eye on the tank! How much salt are you going through?

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  8. 3 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    I agree.  Being around the jabbed is dangerous for us and hospitals have done an outstanding job, particularly NOB, of killing their patients by not using proven early treatments.


    Oh, I wish I had some emoticons left to give you! I love that if certain folks agree with a posting, it's fair media and if they disagree, it's "right-wing" whatever -- ignoring those who sit in the middle, sometimes heavy left, sometimes heavy right. I wonder how many of those over 65 were actually suffering from other diseases/conditions and the 'Rona was that final straw (like several of my sister's in-law relatives)? Nope, that doesn't match the script that's already been written.

    (Edited to add this) And to those that think the unvax should not be admitted into hospitals, REALLY? Since when do you become the arbiter of who is "worthy" of treatment and who is not? This alone frightens the hell out of me.

    I really wish the mod would close down these postings. We've beaten it to death and nothing changes. Give info of where shots are available; give info about whether or not kids are back in school or what the latest regulations are, but shut this down when it becomes personal. And for some, it always becomes personal.

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  9. On 12/15/2021 at 9:48 AM, Bisbee Gal said:

    Besides Dominos, Adelitas is good for delivery; we phone in order around 4pm and ask for it in a 30 minute timeframe near our dinner hour.  It's good pizza (NY style), though limited versions and toppings.  They are in SAT and we are Ajijic Centro and they are dependable.  200p min. order for free delivery. 

    See their website for weekday discounts on deliver/takeaway.  We got full rack ribs last night---20% off Tuesdays.  Very meaty and tender, we will get 3 meals out of them for discounted 279p (before tip).   https://adelitabarandgrill.com/menu/meal-delivery-food-to-go/



    Sadly, our last 3 visits to them were very disappointing. The ribs were average (probably leftovers from Tuesdays) and the last time we were there, they served them with french fries that were either recooked or cooked in very old oil. They were inedible with that overly crisp and greasy texture to them that makes me think they were refried. We're taking a pass  for a while and hope they get back to their old standards because they used to be so good. My Greek wrap has always been good but they stopped giving tzatziki sauce, although advertised, and have tried on several occasions to substitute it with tartar sauce...ugh! Service, though, is always very good and the staff is friendly, so we will give them another chance down the road.

  10. When the new 500 peso bill came out, I used it and some change to pay a bill. The vendor kept looking at me and repeating the price. I kept looking back like, "What?" Finally, he looked a little more closely and realized his mistake. Whatever the Treasury folks are smoking, it's STRONG. Here we go again...

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  11. I have seen the error of my ways! Thanks to the insightful DM that I received this morning (subject line was "sad emojis"), everything has become clear! No more logical arguments for me, trying to read both sides of an issue and even - GASP! - sometimes changing my viewpoint, no, from now on, I will wait to receive this type of argument  because it was so clear, so impersonal and such a great way to convince me that I've been wrong all along! 

    Dear Ding-a-Ling,

    Get a Life.


    On a more serious note, I really thought about whether or not to post this. After I stopped laughing when I first read it, I realized that it puts everything I feel about this topic in a nutshell:  there is a group that is so self-righteous that they believe that if they're unable to convince  others of their viewpoint that it's perfectly acceptable to  be a bully. There is so much more I'd like to say, but it won't change a thing -- on either side. To those that contacted me via DM and have given support, thank you and I won't "out" you because no one should receive these types of messages.  

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  12. And maybe Mommy can't read or is trying hard to keep her lollipops. I will say this slowly:  I. HAD. THE. SHOT. Got it? Just because I was forced to do it doesn't mean I have the arrogance to tell others to do so. We are getting into frightening times when people like you have no problem telling others what to do and using every means, both legal and questionable, to do so. You may feel righteous now, so enjoy because next time it could, and should, be you. Geezus, give it a break and move on to someone who actually wants your "guidance."

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  13. 2 minutes ago, virgo lady said:

    Opinion: Is the case for vaccine mandates like the case for seatbelt laws? No, it’s much, much stronger - The Globe and Mail

    Andrew Coyne, a respected conservative writer for The Globe & Mail, who describes himself in this article as "a crankish libertarian", nonetheless supports 100% vaccine mandates.   

    It ain't a seat belt argument, folks.    It's about the good for society, the health and safety of yourself, of others, and of protecting health care workers and the health care system.    And getting back to "the old normal" sooner than later.    

    "Just Do It".     

    Go right ahead. I've had the vaxx but we are getting in very dangerous and scary territory when we MANDATE this vaccine. 

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  14. 4 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

    Virgo lady if you can't tell, nothing about this pandemic has been preventable.  And with all the health safety protocols have done absolutely nothing to stop it as it continues to surge and mutate.  And every year thousands of children also die from the common flu.  Is that preventable?  As long as people have the need to leave their homes to work or shop or what ever.  They will be at some risk of contagion.  I guess since the common flu also kills thousands your idea would be to wear face masks and socially distance ourselves for the rest of our lives.  I don't think people are going to stand for this staus quo much longer.  I am on the streets daily and I already see the majority of people out and about without facemasks.  This virus is going to do what its gotta do regardless of what mankind wants.  Its going to run its course.

    What I find sad is that when opposing folks give an opinion, we are "uneducated," "in denial," or some other patronizing word because we're not falling in with the party line. Somehow, that makes us yokels who've never seen running water, soap, or any other cleanliness product.  I previously mentioned my sister's vaxxed BIL dying in hospital and reported as the virus -- what they failed to mention was that he was obese, diabetic and 79. The man was already one step in the grave before he passed. It could have easily been the flu or anything else that got him but it was the latest bug. There are many just like him that are reported as the bug when 1 of who-knows-how-many other factors would have done it nearly as soon as the bug. It was just a race of what got there first. Scream your lungs out all you will, the "facts" can be tweaked. As for me, I will continue to take off the mask whenever I'm outside and have a chance to breathe fresh air. I will continue to follow the rules because I am a guest in this country. I will do nothing more than what I am required to do. I a neither anti-vaxxer or a denier; I am an adult with free will and find the condescending posts of other to be just mind boggling. Do what you need to do to keep you and yours safe but don't you dare try to tell me that you know best for me. You don't. 

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  15. I am not portraying any picture of the issue, you are. I am stating my opinion, observations, etc. You are insistent on insulting and pushing a view that you want to cram down others' throats. I chose to observe before jumping. Unlike you, I don't believe it's my place to tell others what to do. This is all I have to say on it as you will no more convince me of the "righteousness" of your views than I will you. If you're right, you have my permission to dance on my cremains. If you're wrong, life goes on. Either way, it's not for you to tell others what they should and should not do. Don't agree? Then avoid them (me). 

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  16. And they are getting boosters and still getting ill. My point was not to be "willfully dense" or to insult others whom I disagree with (ring a bell?), but simply trying to make the point that this is new territory that we're in...every day Fauci changes his tune and every day we're told something new. Meanwhile, both vax and unvax are in the hospitals and will continue to be so. It's not your place, nor mine, to make judgments about them. Yes, the vax reduces the chances of becoming ill, but it appears so does maintaining your weight (and who knows what else?). Can you look in a mirror and not pinch an inch? If you get hospitalized with COVID, not because you weren't vaxxed but because you're morbidly obese, does that make you fair game? So, if not blindly obeying those who seem to be blind themselves makes me dense, well, DUH!

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