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Everything posted by Xena

  1. You can not nationalize a 2004 vehicle. It is too old.
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    Ocelo sponges

    Dare we hope “ocelo” sponges are so named because they are cellulose? https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/questions/whats-the-difference-between-cellulose-sponges-and-those-other-kitchen-s
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    Would this work in Ajijic?

    Maybe they could start with picking up the trash regularly and not having it pile up on the sidewalks — where there are sidewalks.
  4. It is much better to agree on what you want done and pay for the job. My gardeners come every other work and I pay a set amount. Sometimes they work a bit less time and sometimes longer but I pay the amount we agreed upon for the job. I will sometimes tip if there is a lot more work because we had a storm or they trim a large tree for instance. They have keys to my outdoor space so I do not even need to be home though I usually am. Hourly rates vary by experience of the gardener and the type of work they do. It also depends on things like do they provide their own tools or use yours or do they bring fertilizer and sprays or do you provide.
  5. How can you expect a quote for work without him seeing the space and finding out what you need/want done? “Small” and “simple” are relative terms.
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    Salvador’s Restaurant

    Expanded restaurant, more shops, heavier traffic, and fewer parking spaces. Sounds like fun!
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    Cafe Montana, Chula Vista

    Last ate there a few months ago. We each had full breakfasts and coffee drinks. Don’t remember the bill being outrageous, probably not more than 300 pesos for two people. Have they raised their prices that much or is there something missing from the story?
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    Cafe Montana, Chula Vista

    Two salads and one bruschetta cost more than 650 pesos?
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    Salvador’s Restaurant

    Doesn’t matter whose “fault” it is. Difficult to be a sophisticated up-scale tourist draw with piles of garbage on the corners.
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    Local Social Media Sites

    Yes. By all means hide instead of simply using the platform wisely. That makes sense. BTW, I hope you are not one of those annoying non-FB users who asks your friends to send you the FB information on the platforms you use, like this forum and email.
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    Local Social Media Sites

    Younger people are leaving FB for different (and cooler) social media platforms not to protect their privacy. If you are on the internet anywhere you have none. That ship sailed long ago.
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    Yes, Hal, you unknowingly stepped in a big, steamy pile of pet poop. The dogs/no dogs in restaurants topic has been rehashed here more than salted/unsalted butter. So many happy discussions about restaurants have gone wildly off the rails when the DIR topic comes in that some of us have developed PTSD over DIR. Once it gets going there is no stopping it short of locking the thread. I shall now quietly tiptoe out the door. Pretend this conversation never happened.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ssssssh. No matter what you talk about never, ever mention the dreaded DIR (Dogs In Restaurants) or you doom the thread. It may already be too late.
  14. “What the heck does a proctologist have to do with a colonoscopy??” If it ain’t broke don’t poke around with it?
  15. Huh. I guess I missed all the posts from the people who have experienced or witnessed “quite another side” of the gardener’s behavior. You know the behavior sweet Ellie described to malign him when trying to justify her unjustifiable actions, the ones she has never apologized for or even come close to acknowledging were wrong.
  16. Here is my final thought. Some of us have witnessed this woman in other situations that lend credence to the gardener’s version of the story.
  17. Everything (not just demographics) is very different here from what it was 14 years ago. Perhaps there are people who want to gather somewhere and listen to other people talk moderated by a man with extensive speaking experience and a lady/woman/female who is there for some reason. I just can not think of any who I know. By the way, would people pay admission to listen to people talk and have a chance to speak themselves?
  18. Eric, Lexy made an excellent point about people being more responsive if you filled us in on your background and experience in putting together such panels. Do you have any besides knowing how things were done in 2004? If you want buyin from the community people need to know more about who you are and what you bring to the table.
  19. And, you never will. She does not do apologies. I have seen this woman in action at another off-leash area. She did not watch her dogs nor did she pick up after them. I saw her in a screaming match with another dog owner. It was so nasty and unpleasant. I totally believe the gardener’s version of what happened.
  20. Also, just so we stay clear, all the conversation was about needing a lady/woman/female co-host to balance the masculinity of the host. No one said anything about no need for a balance of panelists. Also, Eric should be grateful for the side talk. It keeps his post up at the top. Without it his OP would have been buried by now. You’re welcome, Eric.
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    Cydney's ( "C2" ) phone number?

    The food is wonderful!
  22. This forum is owned by a real estate company and does not allow owners to post about properties for sale or rent. People may post in search of. Owners are to reply in private messages.
  23. Taffeta, if you or someone you know wants to fund raise for new shirts or whatever this guy needs count me in. Just post here how and to whom we can give a donation.
  24. No woman/lady/female showed any interest in standing by in case someone can not speak to a man/gentleman/male and needs instead to speak to a woman/lady/female? Shocking.