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  1. We had them for 4 years for a rental in which we do not live.  We liked that the women lived in the neighborhood.  Leticia was always on top of it for changes and for our tenants in and out times.  Very flexible and yet consistent.  We have had them for our own home when we were between cleaning women.  


    We paid $500 pesos for 4 hours for 2 women to clean a typical 2 story 2 bed/3 bath with a living space on the mirador.  They hustled no doubt about it and it was always "company ready".  they were able to do sheets and towels during that time.  No tip however they were remembered well at holiday time and a $200 pesos gift at school time.  We also gave generously to the neighborhood posada.

    We presently pay $500 pesos for one woman 9 to 6 one day a week.

  2. 1 hour ago, Joco said:

    From what I've read all the information looks as current as if it was written today. It doesn't look like there is any out of date info.

    The original poster in 2012 mentions info about the Seis Esquinas clinic which is no longer correct.  


    Rony the next poster mentions procedures for sign up which are no longer correct. 


    The Dr. Santiago mentions his program and is challenged on his position in the community.  He has been here and proven himself many times over since 2012 as a valuable medical asset to the area.


    Costs mentioned are no longer valid, hospital registration info is not correct, there are english speaking physicians, etc....


    Information on immigration procedures and healthcare change so rapidly that outdated information can be harmful and I thinkt hose types of posts should be archived after 2 years.  They are there to read and refer to but to tack info onto them years later is misleading.






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  3. Well I am not sure what place you all were hearing because the sound I heard was loud but not thumping.  It was not a live band but the interior sound system of CDs.  In fact we were entertaining outside all evening from 6 to 12 without really noticing the regular dinner music in the air.  We did notice there were not many patrons for dinner and we did notice when the restaurant shut down.  That is why this tendency to have staff stay after hours and turn on the sound system and party and be noisy until the early morning hours is noticable and incredibly inconsiderate.  

    The vocalist usual musical sets are innocuous enough for a nice dining experience but I really think they would be more likely to bring more clientele in the doors for dinner if the woman sang at half the volume.  If I can hear it outside the restaurant then no one inside the restaurant can hear themselves chatting with friends while dining.  I don't have the sense that the place is a big dance venue like the La Bodega place Mainecoons is talking about.  


    Two neighbors have said something in the past.  I know in March one neighbor had the city fellow come out on several evenings to take noise readings along the street. Actually they should be grateful that no one complains about the 8-11 music they deem necessary for their business and you would think the management would be very attuned to making sure they don't give anyone nearby cause to begin complaining. Instead of always looking for a new live entertainment option to bring in people wouldn't it be novel if a restauranteur decided to dedicate an evening or two each week to real dining and played quiet instrumental pieces.  Selections you can recognize and get up and dance together.


    I am letting the neighbors carry this one with the municipality because if this 4 restaurant decides to shut down who knows what will show up in the location.  So I like the devil I know, I just don't want him going on to the wee hours.


  4. Your neighbors generally have no problem with your noise and music during regular business hours. HOWEVER, we have decided to join together to stop your staff and the after business noise from midnight 12:00 into the morning hours. It is 1:30 and you haven't had anyone in your restaurant for over 2 hours. Your doors are closed which means your business should be silent. Last weekend your staff party went until 4:30 am. With four different people stationed around the neighborhood we are each logging the time, the noise level by actual recording and an official volume meter. We are also calling the officials every evening on the hour. We are just fine with you doing what you need to bring clientele into your restaurant during business hours...the after hours partying and noise is unreasonable.

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  5. That is helpful..................unfortunately for about the 3rd weekend there has been partying inside the business after it closed, with music and screaming which finally stopped this  morning at 4:30 am. I am not sure the principals of the business know that this after hours activity is becoming regular.  Probably time to get the neighbors together to have a chat about mutual consideration.

  6. I did try to search this but there has been so much on the topic that culling out the rules on the hours a business can have noise and the measurable level has been difficult.

    Does anyone have them at hand to share.  I would appreciate it.  Our local noise place has recently begun to start new sets of music at 11:30 whereas they used to finish about that time.  I realize they need to do more to get business in the doors and do not begrudge them the evening, but this is too late and too loud.  So we in the neighborhood need to begin to keep records.

  7. We used LCM for our move from Ohio and hired daylabor in Ohio to help load the trailer. We used all 28 feet. WE packed most of the boxes ourselves and wrapped the upholstered furniture. Purchased the supplies at a wholesale business - flat cardboard, bolts of shrink wrap, plain newsprint, various sized bubble wrap and cardboard boxes. LCM arranged transport of the trailer and pick up was quick. Because our subdivision did not allow a trailer we moved everything to two large storage units and the trailer was able to park there for 4 days while we fuss and fooled with loading it.

    The load let Ohio on Dec 20 and arrived in Ajijic on January 10th. Excellent time considering the holidays. We had two broken chair backs but had them repaired and didn't bother with a claim. Too much hassle. Total cost for transport and LCM was just over $10K. The storage units and daylabor was, 8 years ago, about $1500.

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