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  1. Its the fire risk on the trail and up in the mountains. Takes people and effort that can't be spared these next few weeks. or months. or year.
  2. If you don't have the money to pay for it you can't buy it even if it's made across the street from your house. Sad truth. It could be confiscated if you are willing to stand the consequences long term. The pandemic has shown that countries need to produce vital equipment within their own borders for their own use.
  3. Architects are always intrigued by your design. It is your house make it the way you want. HAve fun. Good luck.
  4. All our cars are in the shop. So I need a driver tomorrow for errands and appointments. Bring your Kindle, start in La Cristina, end in Chapala.
  5. About $250 Us a year. We have always carried it on our houses and our rentals. Worker protection is the primary reason however in the village we were on a fault line and paid an extra rider. In the early 2000s a room in our house had the floor implode into a cavern, so yeah, insurance is a good idea.
  6. This is what happens when you give out your best workers names out to everybody and their brother. Good people get stretched too thin and hate to say "No new clients at this time."
  7. Here is what I think - the Chapala government does not have money for "real" projects because of the previous administrations going back a ways has obligated the current budgets for lawsuits and settlements etc... so when the State of Jalisco offers some money for special projects they take it regardless of whether it suits our needs or not. Obviously we need to make safe and beautiful bike lanes for the 3-400 people a day who use the lane. The fact that thousands are using the roadways and safety is compromised initially means nothing. Fast forward a few years and an administration will be ripping it all out to create a 3rd or even 4th lane. Such a waste.
  8. Tony at 3313014332 is an excellent iron worker. Next door to his shop is his brother who is dynamite on kitchens and paint and I do not have his number but call Tony and ask for it.
  9. RedRoof Inn $ 50-65 a night. Continental B in the AM - nice new rooms. HomeDepot, Macys, SteinMart, Walmart etc.. HEBs everywhere.
  10. I rented an apartment, second floor, 2 beds 2 ba in Ajijic on the Carreterra for $325 US a month all inclusive. View of the lake and Mt. Garcia. Nice view from the mirador of the back mountains and the forward south view. Charmingly austere but lovely all the same. Cute place easily made nice over time especially on a limited budget. I just wanted a storage location. You had to provide your own 24 inch stove and oven and small refrigerator. Every room needed a ceiling fans maybe with a light.. Lovely view to the lake. Noise just moderate but still continuous on the roadway. Came with a parking spot. But still worthwhile. Turns over regularly. Rumour has it there is a ghost but sensitive me didn't feel it on three visits. They are out there, realistic places. I chose to let it go back on the market when I didn't need as much storage space as it had in living space. But it was cheap cheap cheap storage for that money. No storage to be had otherwise.
  11. Who donated trucks? Did they go specifically to the police only? Did they donate gasoline and tires too? Are these new or used trucks? If the police don't have people to man them could one or two be rerouted to recycling pickup if the recycling group found a way to pay the drivers/workers?
  12. Valerie Rhoda is an excellent counselor but she does groups and has a wide path thru town. I wouldn't use her for anything other than grief or caretaker support. Hope you find adequate counsel.
  13. At just about any of the materials yards you just ask and if they haven't got it on site they bring it in. Or a better way might be to ask a small business person who has access to that type of product but ordinarily doesn't stock it. I would talk with Elvis at the wood lumber shop on the lateral west of 5th de Feb just across from Waffle house. The lateral is south of the CArreterra and you get on it at Fonda restaurant heading west Elvis is down almost to the end. Open garage door with wood stacked inside. He brings in product from his family store in Joco. Runs this shop. Could probably get it cut for you. It is important to patronize the small businesses or they are going to go away fairly fast.
  14. Go to the meeting. And when given information like that for the licenses recognize it as sketchy but specific enough to get you started. Then just go during business hours and find out for yourself. People online are generally hesitant to give specifics because if one item is off in their answer it gets pointed out and things can go nasty. Just figure things out for yourself given a starting point. Or save yourself the aggravation and go with one of the dozens of 'facilitators' into Guad and get it done on your time table and without a lot of hassle.
  15. Please find a way to archive these very old thread so this doesn't happen. It is not that hard. Old information is worse than wrong information in some cases.
  16. That is rush hour at the airport. Packed and busy. YES it can take just that long.
  17. I just don't hear any of it anymore, praise or condemnation, since nothing changes. For less than $200 US a year in property taxes I figure I buy some group of 4 a nice dinner at in some conference city where they contract for municipal services we don't want or need. What I get tired of is the whining. Add $275 more to your tax bill and then spend it on your own street fixing potholes lots of guys know how to do that work. Or for $100 pesos a week hire a neighbor kid to put clean bags in the abandoned wastecans on poles on your street and they can take them ut on trash day too. That was another poorly executed cleanup plan with no funding. My next expenditure on my street is going to be painting the poles grey or brown over the "art" kittie cat faces or butterflies or bows from a couple years back art effort. Those things look terrible all weathered. I got tired of being disappointed.
  18. There are companies which do this as a business. Find some Guadalajara facebook pages like MexPatGuadalajara and ask there. It would be a topic at this time of year as the medical students come in and leave. It is not usual in the Lake Chapala area to have to provide this but is regular business elsewhere.
  19. Africa, India, etc... know full well that any effort made by the 1st world is doomed by the continued growth of the 3rd world. Population and pollution. Then China who has no worries and owns the African continent and soon the world.....
  20. And they disintegrate and rip apart quickly but are not recyclable and go straight to trash piles.
  21. Why? It doesn't matter which airline. We fly many and to lots of different places. We don't pay tourist tax to Mexico because we are not tourists. Every airline has respected the request to refund the tax.
  22. You can pay a boy to bring it to you. A neighbor used to do that. Kid did it in the morning before he went to afternoon session school.
  23. We send a letter to the airline customer service when we return from each trip. Photo of each persons ticket, boarding pass stub and INM card plus our passport. We get refunded every time.
  24. Wouldn't you suppose that the project simply bought the use of the Wyndham name like the el Dorado property did with Radisson.
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