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  1. I just tried the place today with a friend and was really impressed. Janet walked around and checked that the customers were happy (I sure was!) and the waiters were very attentive. Portions were good, quality was excellent and the menu selection was amazing. My friend and I sat there for quite a while and never once felt like we had outstayed our welcome. I'll definitely be back.
  2. Again, thanks for the info, but I'm pretty familiar w/who pays what. The only question is CGT and the exemption and...oh, heck! I will update this once I speak w/the notario. I have the site that Pappysmarket recommend (thank you!) and it's giving me a very rough idea (heart is now off the floor), but I guess I could also flip a coin and have just as sure an answer. Gotta love living here!
  3. Thanks for the answers. I've made an appointment with a local notario (this is for a house sale) to get a rough idea. My questions are just to stop my heart from hitting the floor. One other one: where do they get the valuation? From the actual buy/sell (when we bought to when we sold) or from the official predial valuation?
  4. Can anyone give me definitive answers to the questions below? I've read, re-read and am now going batty. Some sites say one thing, others say another. So...my questions: If you're a residente permanente, and have been so for over 3 years (4 in our case, but owned the property for 12) with a CURP, do you get the exemption? (Hmmm...what I'm trying to say is that we've lived here full time for 12 years, went permanent in 2013, and owned the property the entire time.) If not, how is the tax percentage determined? I've read it's anywhere from 1.92% to 35%--gulp! What type of taxes have most sellers experienced? I know I need to go talk to a notario, but any basic info/suggestions/etc would be appreciated. TIA.
  5. Holy, Batcrap. I just tested ours and got 15.57 download. A SECOND milagro in Chapala Haciendas! http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6382411651
  6. Hi Carolina, I carry around 4 (or more) or nearly every DMC color. If you know the number, please let me know and I'll be happy to give it to you. I had the same thing happen to me and someone also helped me out (and if I could remember her name, I'd sing her praises because it saved my project, too). It's frustrating to nearly finish a project and run out...that's why I have so much of the stuff now!
  7. Dang, I recently bought some there and now I'll never find them again since you just gave away the secret!
  8. OK, I know I always pipe in with Jabonera's postings, but she really is amazing. I've bought a lot of her soaps and body creams and she recently made up an all-natural mix for a skin problem for hubby - with excellent results. If you enjoy using all-natural, quality products, please check her out.
  9. I've used both and have had no problems. My packages usually arrive earlier than they estimate. Don't forget MercadoLibre, either...I've used them 5 times in the last couple of weeks and was really, really pleased with the experiences.
  10. utilitus: wow! I was happy just thinking the internet fairies had taken up residence in our fracc
  11. Since this topic came up again on another posting, I thought I'd add one last comment: we're still getting over 10 on the download. I'm almost scared to believe it in case it disappears! Whatever, I can now watch Netflix without $%^&*( buffering, etc. Whoo hoo!
  12. That's not true. We use our US Visa card there (I've used 2 different ones), no problems.
  13. I have to second Melanie, too. I've bought quite a bit of soap from her. I've bought from a place that used to be in the Gallerias, a local shop and elsewhere (Stateside), and there's definitely a noticeable difference in quality. She really knows her stuff when it comes to natural products!
  14. Sure...we're on Ruisenor, not that far from the office. They recently switched the modems on us and the speed doubled (to around 1.5-big whoop). For a lark, today I ran the speedtest and had to do it again because I just didn't believe it. Whoo hoo!
  15. http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6156587073 It has to be a mistake!
  16. I'm really sorry to read this. Don't beat yourself up for being taken. We all have our own personal scam story and the only thing you can do is file it away under "lesson learned."
  17. We've had this problem...twice. The first time, we had the tiles on the roof redone and they were supposed to have a block at the end to prevent the bats from nesting. For a while, it worked. Now, we're having the tiles removed and leaving our roof flat. No, it's not as "rustic," but it also is no longer a bat cave. Another problem is the trees around your home. If you have those tall palms, the fruit (and the fruit of a few others) also attracts the bats. You have to have them properly trimmed. FWIW, we tried the sonic deterrents, lights, etc, and the bats eventually returned.
  18. I've been on both sides of the counter, as both an owner and a customer. No, this isn't what I've used in the States, but it has been a better experience. My dogs are not "traumatized" when they return. They actually get excited when they see where they're at when we arrive. THAT'S the standard that I use. They're fed; they're secure; they're happy. Anything else is just icing on the cake.
  19. Well said, MtnMama! Again, having been on the other side of the counter, I know what's realistic and what's not. If I were to recount some of the things that people expected from a kennel - for the equivalent of about .25/hour(!), you'd tell me I was making it up. Again, Wookie has the right to relate her own experiences and expectations, but I will also relate that my small guys come back happy and healthy. Yesterday, when I was preparing our car (blanket, etc) to pick up our two new adoptions from Lucky Dog, one of my dogs was wagging her tail like there was no tomorrow because she thought it meant she was about to go to Dee's. When we go there, she jumps out of the car and just tears off into the outdoor runs...no sad face, droopy ears, and no goodbye to us! . My point is that a kennel is not for everyone. If having a house sitter works for you, then that's the way to go. If you prefer not to have someone in your home, then a kennel is. Just be realistic in your expectations. Check the place out and check out the competition. The kennel is there to keep your dog safe and secure. It's not a grooming facility where your dog comes back smelling like peaches and cream; it's not a training facility where they're going to fix the problems that you can't (or won't); and it's not going to be just like home. At the end of the day, those who love Dee will continue to love Dee and those who don't...well...just more room for my gals!
  20. The sad thing about our results is that it's actually double what it used to be...and it still sux. http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6097378633
  21. Wookie, I'm really sorry that you had such a negative experience and, of course, you have every right to post what you experienced. My two dogs are both small and they have, in fact, slept in that room that you described. I prefer it because it does have a window. I don't expect my dogs to go out for hours on end. In a kennel, that's just not possible, but yes, they definitely should have sufficient outside time to do their business; however, having been in the business, I do know that many dogs don't act in a kennel the way they do at home. This includes pooping "on demand." When you have a kennel, you have a schedule. I'm not trying to excuse or not excuse your particular experience, but I think some of the things I read were just unfair. JMHO
  22. I just saw this and wanted to post in Dee's defense. We've used her many times and have never had a problem. I am anal (yes, anal) about my dogs and I'm also a former kennel owner, so I don't drop my dogs off to just anyone. They go to Dee's and actually race to get out of the car. She has a great exercise area, lots of fencing, and space in the rooms. Is it perfect? Of course not, but my dogs don't start shaking when they arrive. They think they're on vacation. We haven't had a problem with fleas, but it is in a country area, so giving your pets a flea treatment would be wise. It never ceases to amaze me about what people expect and for how little. If you want your dogs in a home environment, then hire a house sitter. If you're like us and don't feel comfortable leaving someone in your home, then Dee is a great alternative. Do the smart thing. Go out to her place, walk around, and talk to her. If you like what you hear, great. If not, find an alternative. JMHO Her phone number is 045-331-765-7074.
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