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  1. OK, if you decide where it is in the States you're going (ie, Laredo), pull up the closest pharmacy. I found Walgreens was the easiest to use. Anyhoo...hit the Covid vaccine button and tell the site which zip/town you want and it will give you all of the pharmacies in that area and which vaccines each one carries. It seems like Moderna/Pfizer are usually together and the J&J will be on its own. Then, you can hit the button for the date and pick an appointment time. Hope that helps.

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  2. Glad to read that Max is doing better. I've heard very good things about Dra. Mayra. Another good one is Dra. Lulu. 

    FWIW, the first time I met Hector, I was underwhelmed by his attitude (and this was quite a few years ago). The second time I went there, my opinion went down; however, everything I've seen and heard is that he is a very good vet; he's just not for me.

  3. I didn't change my post, i did mention Rich, etc, etc, and asked about mytv and black boxes. Go back and read what I wrote, not what you think you read. I do appreciate your black box input, but FS has been flogged to death. Again, I am asking about mytv and their black box While we have good internet speeds compared to some, we can't get Total Play or any of the other zippy companies...yet. So...has anyone actually tried mytv here?

  4. We have the FS, etc, and buffering is still a problem. I appreciate the comments about the FS, but that doesn't answer my original question. We have it, we've used Rich (great guy!), etc, etc, but I have actually seen the black box work well in a very remote location and wondered how it worked here. So...honestly, I'm not wanting to be rude, but I just would like to hear from anyone that has actual experience with the black box. 

  5. Has anyone ordered this? How good does it work with the local internet? I went to the website and saw that it was supposed to be good at speeds over 7mbs and also saw one in a very remote area, but...it just sounds too good to be true. Any input would be appreciated. TIA!

    We have Firestick, but even with our slightly better speeds, there's still a lot of irritating buffering. We've got super range extenders, the firestick thingamabob, etc, etc, but the buffering is still a problem.

  6. 23 minutes ago, Whipstock said:

    I had never heard of that song and looked up the video. It is firmly in the category of; What has been seen, can never be unseen.  Haha

    Let's just say that a LOT of men will find it makes them uncomfortable (males in raincoats and bikinis, need I say more?)...still, it's a great song.

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  7. 8 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    United Health Care covers out of country emergency medical and we had no problem getting reimbursed for same.  We were charged Mexican prices and they reimbursed us direct for same.  To charge U.S. prices for Mexican medical services is theft IMO.

    I am not saying it is this group/hospital, but a reg. $800mxn specialist charge was billed the equivalent of $9600mxn and many, many services were double billed, but insurance caught before payment. Those that are happy with HSA will stay and those who are not will leave. My only suggestion is that if you use insurance at HSA, then be sure to have a back-up plan if it suddenly is yanked. JMHO. 

  8. 17 hours ago, bmh said:

    Nothing new about chicatana. They are flying ants that just had their last fling, they lose their wings and crawl back into their holes to die. They go for 600 pesos the kilo in Chiapas and Oaxaca and are delicious, throw them on the comal cook them , blow on them to get rid off the wings add salt  and lemon and chili if you like it  and eat them like you would popcorn.

    They are way more expensive than the grasshopers because there are just a few days you can get them and that is once a year when the rains start. 

    I spent the morning gathering them with my neighbor who is from Paxaca, the kids love them and love to  catch them. We got a very large bg of them and we will have fun eating them.

    Holy crap, I just nuked a fortune yesterday morning when there were thousands of them on the sidewalk in front of our house!

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  9. 14 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

    I wonder if this situation falls under the natural customs of the country we have the benefits of living in.............. much like the noise maker's..so just suck it up and be thankful of the privilege of living in "paradise".

    No. Most of the time, it's just us grousing about minor inconveniences, but it's grousing because we can. This situation is inherently dangerous and it appears that squat won't be done until there's a serious accident...and I am afraid that it's a question of when, not if. I've written this before, but I nearly got wiped out because someone coming from Ajijic towards Riberas (sorry, I'm directionally challenged) didn't know about the double lights right by Wally's World and nearly plowed me down because he didn't stop until the very last second. All I heard was a loud "screeeeeeeeeech" and my heart stopped. I followed the lights and waited an extra second before going when it was my turn (green) and still nearly got hit. I don't even blame the person because those lights are really #$%^&* up. So, keep talking about it, folks...PLEASE!!!

  10. Sadly, they are limited in where they service. I just spoke with a guy installing it at a local hotel in Chapala and it's not available our way (Chapala Haciendas)...hopefully, one days these companies will wake up and realize there is a large number of folks in this area who would sign up in a NY minute if it ever became available.

  11. 12 hours ago, slainte39 said:

    IMHO, it is the same chronic bitching about everything the government does locally.

    Can´t you people ever see anything good in the evolution of events and enjoy what we have instead of being  constantly negative?

    I don't think folks are getting their jollies by constantly complaining, but are simply frustrated by what actually happens instead of what could be. You can enjoy what we have, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be more...and then to see such half-assed efforts get awarded "Pueblo Magico" ...

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  12. About a week ago, I posted on how impressed I was by the selection and variety of items at Pancho's. I hadn't gone back to the restaurant because we'd had several bad experiences there and didn't want to repeat. Anyhoo, we liked the changes in the store so went today to give the restaurant one last chance. I'm glad we did. While the food was pretty much the same (consistent and enough of a deli-type variety for most folks), the service has improved 1001x. The staff were friendly and quick to respond. I just have one very minor recommendation/complaint:  the music station on the TV is great, but could you please notch it down a few decibels? It was a bit hard to talk, even though we did like the music (and one of us, cough cough, is going slightly deaf).  Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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