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  1. Another one for Roberto's tree service. The guys are very, very professional. Proper equipment is used, permits are done, and they do an amazing cleanup. We just had 5 large palms removed (!@#%^ black beetles got to them). It wasn't cheap, but we definitely got value for the money.

  2. No, sorry, but I have a right to get food, pay bills, etc. I don't get close to others and won't hug/shake hands/etc, but I also am going to continue maintaining as normal life as possible.  If you are staying indoors/self-quarantined, then you have nothing to fear from my being outside. FWIW, I AM following the guidelines, such as they are, and will continue to do so to the best of my ability. For those of you who chose otherwise, great, but life goes on in spite of the world's latest catastrophe and work has to be done, families fed, period. 

    Oh, and not only is " living life as normally AS POSSIBLE" my right, but how presumptuous of you to assume that I am not keeping myself up-to-date on world events. It's called having an opposing/different opinion and while I don't agree with your attitude, I respect your right to have it. 

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  3. I just went to several different locations today (bank, Soriana, etc). Yes, I washed face and hands up returning home. I think HappyJillin has It right and I will continue to shop/bank/get my massage as long as it's possible. Either this is the bug to end all bugs, or it's an overreaction. Either way, I'm not qualified to make that determination, so I'll continue to live as normally as possible until told otherwise.

    23 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    Yes I am a lot  more than most. Lupe my massage therapist has lost 8 clients this week. All his clients are expats. He will not lose me. Our housekeeper will not be cut off nor am I Going to stop the construction on our house. We are going to take precautions as best we can, in any event. We hardly ate in restaurants and not much time at Soriana and Walmart  before this. Will keep our shopping to the mercado and  small stores as much as possible.


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  4. I have yet to see any dog, especially rescues, not bond with their owner  as long as love, food, love, patience, and more love were given in large doses. This isn't to say that MtnMama doesn't have a valid point, she absolutely does,  just giving another view as someone who has also worked with rescues and actually had a pet business.


    P.S. I LOVE the names "Frick"  and "Frack!"  We have nicknames for our little terrors, too, but they can't be printed here!😯

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  5. Well, I feed ours food that I prepared (meat & veg). Despite using quality dog food, one of them is severely allergic to most pet foods because of the additives, grains, etc, and two others have slight allergies. After removing nearly every treat and anything with chicken (local is loaded with hormones), they're thriving. I don't want my allergic dog to have to take anymore cortisone shots (he's had 2) because of the side effects. At the time, having him not scratch his body raw was an improvement, but no solution. If you Google, there are all sorts of vet instructions on how to prepare a meal that meets most requirements. Considering these pooches were rescues and once eating God-knows-what, I'm pretty sure that the home prepped meals are an improvement...even with my cooking skills! 🤭

  6. What happened? Tony's was once a great, consistent restaurant, even with the changes after he left for his other place. For a while, the food improved, portions were reasonable and the more upmarket touches were appreciated. Then, things started rolling down hill. Hubby was ready to throw in the towel a couple of visits ago when his ribs had been overcooked, cut apart, and downsized to the point of nearly insulting the diner (and when you compare the size, quality and taste to Adelita's, it's even more apparent how bad it's gotten). Still, we went back a few more times, hoping that maybe it was just a bad run. Not anymore. Today was it for us. I won't even get into the specifics of the precautions taken against the virus (but there were a lot of contradictions in how things were handled) other than to say it was nice that they tried. The restaurant was empty. The waiter seats us, gets our drink order and comes back with drinks and 2 dishes for the appetizers (usually chips, sauces and carrots & onions in vinegar). No appetizers, so we sat with empty plates in front of us. It took over 25 minutes for our food to appear...and the restaurant still was empty except for the staff and us. Hubby had fried shrimp with blue cheese. I had garlic fish. My fish was one step away from inedible. It was drowning in oil...so much so that it left me nauseous. The bottom half was so overcooked that I thought the skin had been left on. No, the cook had fried the hell out of one side and considered it done. So, the bottom was a potato chip consistency and the top was barely warm. It was cooked. Period.  I ate it because, well, I paid for it. Dumb, I know. My sides were green beans and refried beans. The refried beans were fine...not much you can do to screw those up, but the green beans were another story. They were barely cooked, not very warm, and mixed with way too many chopped almonds and black seeds (sesame?). Hubby's shrimp was fine, but the blue cheese was a little bowl, condiment size, of blue cheese that was barely enough for 3-4shrimp, much less a full plate. He also had the 2x beans and the same problems.

    I hope that by writing this that someone at Tony's takes note and takes it seriously because I honestly loved the place and hate what I see happening.


  7. I find it really sad that there is a great deal of helpful information buried under politics and personal attacks. I'm not qualified to make medical judgments about whether or not this is the end of the world, but I'm taking reasonable precautions (as listed in previous postings). Sadly, in this day of instant news/internet, there is a lot of bad wrapped in good intentions. For me, I'm not hiding out because life still goes on. I wish everyone on this board good health and hope that this soon disappears.

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  8. 17 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    Not about sarcasm at all and frankly your post is rude, personal and out of line. 

    We have two choices:  We can take whatever precautions are available and reasonable and prudent, as my wife and I have, and keep our spirits up and our sense of humor or we can wallow in doom and gloom and get nasty with anyone who doesn't care to do so as you have.   Let's face it, there's more than a little madness and humor in this scramble for toilet paper when faced with a respiratory disease.  These people panicking and packing the stores like scared sheep have earned some fun being poked at them.

    It is a well known fact that positive mental attitude is key to health and surviving illnesses.  You may want to rethink your approach to this.

    Adults don't go apocalyptic and learn by experience to take things in stride.  I have survived a lot of these predicted catastrophes and so have most of us here.  I'm the son of parents who survive the Great Depression and WWII.  I have COPD which makes me even more vulnerable.  I'll either survive this or I won't and moaning and groaning and weeping and gnashing isn't going to change that one bit except, as noted, it may actually make any illness I contract worse.

    We're doing everything we can and have our affairs in order as people our age should.  

    Lighten up please.  It will make things better for yourself and those around you.

    Amen, amen, amen!!!

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  9. I'm writing this not to beat anyone up, but just as a general word of advice for those of you who may be relatively new to the area or clueless/uncaring with all of the changes in the roads during this "wonderful" time of construction. I know that there are many problems, on all sides, when it comes to motos, cars and traffic, but please be aware of your surroundings if you're the one in the car. Yes, scooters/bikes/whatever dart out, but many cars also cut them off when the moto has the right-of-way. Yesterday, I was in the right-hand turn lane (NOT the ciclopista), signal blinking, in front of Steren and heading to the libramiento when a driver heading towards Ajijic had left some space in front of his/her car to allow a car turning left from Wal-Mart to enter. That would have been fine, but the driver went straight across to enter the turn lane and didn't have a clear view of whether or not it was already occupied by a vehicle and it was - me. The driver damn near wiped me out...and hubby was in the car right behind me. Two heart attacks for the price of one! Fortunately, I wasn't going that fast and could brake, but please remember that those on scooters/motorbikes and bicycles just cannot stop on a dime. Even though I was in my lane, not speeding, wearing my helmet, blah, blah, blah, being "in the right" wouldn't have made me any less dead had that car been even one second later. The sad thing is that I don't think he/she was even aware. 



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  10. On 2/27/2020 at 6:29 PM, chicamysterious said:

    Thank you go solar I will pass that on I just sent it to the person who just got one via whatsapp. We will see.

    Appreciate the help


    Apologies in advance if I missed something, but are you trying to deposit your $$ to a Mexican bank and it's a US check? I ask because I have TRICARE and do everything online. The bill is local, I fill out the handy-dandy DD whatever form (2462?), attached a scanned copy of the bill and relatively quickly (for the gov) the $$ is deposited to my US bank. I then turn around and pull out $$ from an ATM. If you want it for a Mexican bank, sorry for my missing that bit...I was dropped on my head as a child ;)


  11. Has anyone tried this company? We're sick to death of TelMex's inconsistent internet and are ready to try someone else. While our service is usually fast (for here), it's not consistent and the buffering factor is beyond acceptable.  We're in Chapala Haciendas, so I don't think Ilox is an option. Any ideas/suggestions, etc would be appreciated. Oh, and  we've already tried/are using range extenders, new modem, etc. TIA.

  12. 9 hours ago, geeser said:

    Over the years fracs and condos have tried to collect from morosos. You can put a device in the line to restrict flow. You may also cut the water to the lot off completely but have to have a public faucet or tap available for the remoso to bring his bucket down to get his water. That has been considered as "not cutting the water off completely" the benefit has been mixed. Morosos who won't pay their fair share think nothing of running a hose to a vacant casa and stealing the water. It's a tough situation without an easy solution. It is hard to enforce the rules even municipalities can't or won't force the sale of properties to collect taxes though the laws do exist on the books. 

    You're absolutely right, but the same folks who think nothing of not paying their fair share also think nothing of breaking/altering/whatever to the devices. I've  also seen the "lost" hose that somehow managed to find its way to an empty lot and connect itself up...all while the output end is at home. Another problem is that a lot of homes are still under previous owners' names as far as the fracc knows. Heck, there are at least 3 on our street and 2 of them are dead!

  13. On ‎2‎/‎25‎/‎2020 at 5:19 PM, oregontochapala said:

    I cannot, and perhaps a better term than "rule" is " law".

    What was told to me was that a fracc cannot deprive a resident of water, but they may restrict  the water delivery. The road to this solution was hammered out between the bod, attorneys, and Simapa. Again, this was told to me, I was not there. 

    This has garnered repayment of a considerable sum of money, but it is a constant battle. There will always be morosos for a variety of reasons.

    My memories are rusty, but I believe it's because the law states that you cannot cut off water as it's one of the people's rights; however, you can severely restrict the amount by delivery and those who are in the moroso status get theirs cut down to 10%. Of course, I think another very good help was/is the list of morosos that gets published every few months. Amazing how many (still) morosos are now in a "paying it off" status.While I won't saw who/where/whatever, our neighbor was one of the most blatant and the amount has gone down TREMENDOUSLY since the first time the name/address appeared on the "List of Shame" and the most recent one. Sometimes it actually pays to work within the system.

  14. 22 hours ago, Guiness said:

    Bottom line....we still a new well or you have no water. Pretty simple. Eric,get in the game. No options. Choices are two

     Water or No water. Maybe you would be a great candidate to volunteer your time and join the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. We need people who are passionate and have an interest about their investment in the Fracc they bought into. Sign up and help!!!!


    Not to mention information was sent house-to-house in BOTH Spanish and English and it pretty clearly laid out why a well was needed. There have also been e-mails sent. Is it inconvenient? Sure, but I hardly think this is some diabolic plot for the board to get a load of money out of everyone. Meanwhile, go to the meeting, ask questions until you're satisfied and then vote.

    FWIW, we've seen several boards come and go. It's a thankless task and it's a lot easier to sit on the outskirts and criticize rather than to be one of those who are actually trying to make a difference in the fracc. JMHO. 

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  15. On 2/5/2020 at 5:31 PM, Carnivore said:

    It's simply no longer a restaurant worth visiting.  The lovely location and premises, if managed hands-on by a manager who cared along with with trained staff who actually had any concern about how they treated the clientele could have made the N.P. a premier Lakeside destination.  It was once but isn't any longer and it is not worth wasting a visit.  Simply curtailing your hours isn't the way to "grow a business" ....just the opposite is usually the result.  Actually, the Old Posada is now a far superior restaurant.  

    Whatever your business......when you lose interest.........move on and give the depleted clientele that remain a break!



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