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  1. I've always had inexpensive propane Mabe stoves in Mexico and I've never had any problem baking successfully in them.
  2. Sounds like what your gardener is using is used diesel oil- used extensively here. Yes, smells terrible. You might want to use Watco Oil. Home Depot sells it, as well as some paint stores.
  3. If you were trying to import a bunch of them, perhaps they would be scrutinized, but I doubt that they would bother to pay attention to a couple of guitars you own for your personal use.
  4. Did you look at their calendar? There aren't any dates available in January, except for 2 non-consecutive days and Feb. is fully booked except for one week.
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    A well-educated Mexican I know, who is very knowledgable and says he's going to be a politician in his next lifetime, told me that under Mexican law, if you have been renting the same place for a full 10 years and always paid the rent on time, that the 11th year is supposed to be free. Hard to believe, but I can't imagine him saying that if it wasn't true. He said almost no one is aware of that law, but that it does exist.
  6. Fabric stores like Parasina carry yarn. Whether it's the type of yarn your wife wants or not I couldn't say, she'd have to have a look.
  7. I used to work for an arts organization in Canada that hired bands and put on dances. A friend was selling the bar tickets one night and told people $1.50 each or 3 for $5. You wouldn't believe the amount of people who went for the 3 for $5.
  8. You know, ezpz, sometimes we were in the just the right place at just the right time and have wonderful memories, but going back isn't always a great idea. Even if there's nothing to be fearful of, many times things have changed to the point that it's just depressing and no longer has the same allure it did once upon a time. Luckily, there are plenty of new places to explore in the world.
  9. I used to get irritated when Mexican tradespeople and workers wouldn't answer my texts. Yet they would always answer the phone when I called. I realized that many of them may be illiterate. And many who do answer spell everything much worse than I do in my imperfect Spanish. Yes, the cash register shows them how much change to give you, but when they can't count, that doesn't help. I've had the person behind the counter have to use a calculator to add 10 and 5.
  10. You can call them rhinoceros if you like, but that doesn't mean they are.
  11. I don't have any of these in my house, but I was sitting down weeding a a part of the garden that had just been watered and there were swarms of them.
  12. Many, many years ago, when I was a poor single mom with 3 kids to support, our cat had already had 2 litters and I wanted to get her spayed, but couldn't afford it. The procedure cost what I spent on food for the family each week. (One might ask why we had an animal we couldn't afford to care for, but it had been gifted to my daughter as a stray kitten a friend found) I put a jar in our kitchen with "Cat spay contributions" on it, and all my friends and my kid's friends dropped change into it until in a couple of months, it was enough. I never mind helping people out who really need it, but if they need it because they decided to spend their money on a new car and then found they couldn't pay their other bills, that's just too bad. There was a woman where I live here who ignored her doctor's advice to get something taken care of for years, resulting in a medical crisis that she couldn't pay for, and people donated money. A week after she was well again, she was posting photos on social media of the great new haircut she'd just gotten (at the most expensive salon in town) yet never contacted any of the people who'd donated, thanking them, or asking if they'd like her to try to repay what they'd donated.
  13. ezpz- Not a fraidy cat but not stupid either is a fine combination for safe travel. Speaking the language is a big bonus. I have heard about problems around Celaya as well as an area on the way to San Cristobal that should be avoided. But there's no guarantees that life is safe, anywhere, anytime. Some car could run you down a block from your home. Go, have a good time.
  14. Was she walking along texting on her cell phone, sipping her Starbucks frapuchino, not looking where she was going? If we aren't going to use something because someone, somewhere had an accident when using or carrying it, everything will be banned or avoided. She could just as easily have fallen on her pen and had it go through her eye.
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