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  1. Figoush, if you do search online, be very careful. We wanted to replace our front loading machines (electric) with a stackable set and had trouble finding  one that offered an electric dryer. Long story short, I thought I found one with LG's Thin Q and ordered it via Sears. Nope. Even though there was NOTHING that said it was a gas dryer, well...it is and I'm pissed. SInce it's one of those "too late" situations, we'll get it properly piped, etc. Meanwhile, expensive lesson learned. Home Depot carries them and so do many others (just type "secadora electrica") but you may have a problem w/delivery and will have to scrounge a friend with a truck. 

    BTW, even with our old, electricity-chomping dryer, we never sweated it because we have solar and still make more than we use. 

  2. 15 minutes ago, Go Solar said:

    If there is already a gas line running to the home, it might be good (easier / shorter) to connect into that - perhaps at the gas water heater.    Or another option could be to use a portable tank (BBQ style or cylinder) right at, and just for, the dryer.    Both of these could avoid having to run another line all the way to the existing tank.

    OMG....the cylinder at the dryer is an EXCELLENT idea and won't mean another #$%^& line/construction/destruction/etc. I'm going to run that by the hubster but I think that's the best possible solution.

    Again, tks to sm1mex for a name (never hurts to keep a file of recommendations) and you, Go Solar. 

  3. 18 minutes ago, utilitus said:

    I had this procedure about 20 months ago at Dental Express, and after about 10 months the molar crown became a bit loose.  I believe it can be glued down easily when I return in a few months, but the restoration is thus imperfect.  And please be aware that the subtractive shaping of the crown required (in my case, anyway) that it is composed of a tough polymer of some sort, not metal and/or porcelain.  At my age, I feel this approach represents good design thinking, so long as it actually works...

    OK, I should qualify the process at Ajijic Dental. I was told it was 3D, but after reading Rick's posting, I should add that it was the "subtractive" method. Either way, I'm pleased as punch. My teeth were always great for a very long time but age caught up with me and I started having problems. Yeah, it's vanity but I was really, really upset with that first crown (not the 3D) because it was so obvious when I opened my mouth. Long story short, when this new method was available, I had old crowns replaced because I was amazed at how much more natural they were. Not perfect, but it was no longer "in your face" whenever I smiled or laughed. We really do live in some amazing times!

  4. 19 hours ago, virgo lady said:

    I recommend Go Solar for all solar systems, and the STI solar hot water systems work great and come with a 5 year warranty and they provide delivery, setup, and quality service.       

    Sounds like you've had this done recently. Would you mind sharing the cost (give or take) of a hot water setup? We have solar already, so I'd like to get us completely off gas since we make more electric than we use. I'm assuming that this is a separate system and wouldn't tap into our current panels. TIA!

  5. She's right above Panache in that little strip to the right of Bugambilias Plaza. If you cross the street on the same side, there's a parking area first  for Fedex, Dermika, Maria's, etc. The main  building to their right is where she's located on the 2nd floor. There should be a sign for Ajijic Dental. The 3D printer is just amazing (yes, I'm easily amused). Hope that helps!

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  6. I've mentioned this before, but Dr. Barragan's office. I had a bad root canal experience with another and didn't want to go through with that again. They were super, super gentle and made sure I never felt the actual numbing medication (used a gel and went OTT to ensure the actual needle wouldn't be felt). When you pay cheap, you usually get cheap. Dr. Barragan may not be the cheapest, but when it comes to root canals/crowns, he's definitely one of the best.

    If it's just a crown (no root canal), Dra. Rocio does an excellent job and it'll be ready the same day since she has the 3D printer. I'm amazed at how natural they look. (FTR, she was NOT the one who did the bad root canal.)

  7. 15 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    So What do you think this web board gains?  You pay nothing to access it.. If you think it's free you must be truly naïve.

    Meta makes it's money from targeted advertising on it's various platforms. Since Whatsapp does not display advertising how does Meta benefit?  If you use Facebook, or Snapchat then your information is shared.  If you remember at one time before Facebook bought Whattsapp they charged 99 cents uUS for a years service and were profitable so Facebook's costs are nothing to run this app. 

    Again Google knows far about you and about more people than Whatsapp or Facebook will ever know. Every search you ever made, what computer-pad-phone you use, every Google Maps search, where you visited, where you ate, what route you drove to get there, what time you go to bed, what time you get up, what you like to buy and where, if you visited a doctor's office, attorneys office, etc.  Last thing I would worry about is a messaging service. Google is even tracking movements of people in cities for Covid transmission.  If you actually want to download everything Google knows about you you can but you will need to buy a huge multi terabyte storage device and tie up your computer for a few days.

    I sooooo wanted to give you a big "THANKS!" but I ran out of icons. If people only realized just how much of their information is out there and who reads it.... Big Brother is not only here, but he's been here for a lot longer than most realize.

  8. They have changed the number. Don't panic because you'll listen to a long-winded message at the beginning.  333 668 3800

    For everyone else, please don't call the old number. I spoke with the lady who answered and I got the impression that she'd gotten a LOT of calls (did TELMEX reassign the number and she was the poor victim who got stuck w/it? I didn't ask). Anyway, the above number works.

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  9. 2 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Details here, https://www.facebook.com/AlegrateChapala/posts/2130573017096265

    Announcement also on FB pages of local newspapers Pagina and Seminario Laguna. 

    I am no longer going to provide texts from FB for non-users.  I did that yesterday and it turned into a pizzing contest and I deleted the thread that I had started.

    I like to be helpful but not to the point where the messenger gets shot.  


    I'm not sure in which post that occurred, but I'm sorry that happened to you since I don't get FB and appreciate it when others clue me in (because I'm usually clueless!).  

  10. I stand by what I said, mod. I pointed out a website that would probably be overlooked due to its rather specific topic. Yes, the TOPIC of vegan is cocina, but a WEBSITE recommendation is a bit different. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to, but it's not my board so I respect your decision. 

  11. Matt, I can't say I know what you're talking about, but FTR, I just wanted to give some info to others who might be interested. If you're not interested in a particular posting, such as mine, I have a suggestion:  ignore it. 

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  12. I'm slowly dipping  into a plant-based diet and have bought a few frozen items locally but wanted more.  I'm trying to learn to cook things to stay more natural but my cooking skills are not exactly impressive. Purely by accident, I found Mr. Tofu (http://www.mrtofu.com.mx) and browsed the site. Wow!  I was amazed at the sheer quantity and variety of items, some known and some new (to me). I won't go into a long story, but there was a glitch with my e-mail (security setting) when I placed my order and MT went waaay above and beyond to calm this grumpy gringa and get her order to her...especially impressive when you consider that the fault wasn't on their end.  Not only did the order arrive quickly but it was well-packed in a styrofoam container loaded with freezer packets to keep everything cold. I also thought that the prices and shipping costs were very reasonable. FWIW, there is also a branch in Zapopan if you're in Guad shopping, etc. 

  13. I know this is probably more of the cocina topic, but I just wanted to catch the eyes of anyone that is vegan and doesn't want to cook or is like me, really bad at it  (still learning) and doesn't normally check out the cocina topic for obvious reasons. I will put up an in-depth review there, but I just wanted to pass on this website:  http://www.mrtofu.com.mx . I just got my order and I'm super impressed.

  14. 10 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

    Tingting, I hope your husband continues to make a good recovery.

    But.. Is it only me who finds your story very confusing, the vauge references and use of initial to identify hospitals goes over my head. Now for many members who have (frequent) use of the medical services at Lakeside seem to understand what it is, who it is you are referring to, but for a newcomer etc they must be scratching their heads and saying who,what??

    Oh, sorry about that, but since my title was Ribera Medical Center, I just assumed folks would work out RMC as them. As for the rest, I don't want to confirm or deny which place I was referring to (although I think it's pretty obvious) for the reasons already stated. Regardless, I hope it didn't confuse folks too much because when it's your life on the line, and in this case it was my hubby's, things can get confusing as heck.

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