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Al Berca

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  1. Effects sound similar to dry chlorine that is commonly used all the time in swimming pools. Don't get too close and inhale that, either.
  2. In the States, hospice care can begin when a terminal patient is expected to live six months or less according to physician in writing. That is when my mother's insurance kicked in for hospice care coverage. Probably, not the same here.
  3. Both reliable, positive experiences. Items usually arrive earlier than estimated.
  4. I had my electrician install a simple on/off switch for my doorbell due to similar problems mentioned above. When I am expecting someone, I turn switch on. When I am not, I turn switch off. I can ignore the shouting and banging, but that buzzer of a doorbell was my big problem. Not any more.
  5. I wanted a 12,000 BTU which is the largest size for 110-115. I don't have 220 and the expense to add it was prohibitive. ElectroVenta had a Mirage for under 6,000, but both my installer and myself felt the LG at Home Depot for 6799 was a little better quality with an almost silent condenser, which was important to me because it was being placed very near a neighbor's window. With materials, installation was 2300 for a total of 9099. Not the best deal in the world, but not the worst. Most importantly, now that everything is installed and working, I am happy with the decision. I do appreciate your comments and those of most of the other posters and did take those into consideration, even though the results may make it appear as if I did not.
  6. Mini split is installed. I took a recommendation from a friend on Face Book for Alberto Farias who had training in the States as well as working experience in all phases of making sure mini split is installed according to the code of his former U.S. city. I could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and the quality of the man, himself. Calls himself the Home Doctor and is experienced in plumbing, electrical, painting, pools, a/c, heaters, and all major appliance repairs. Strong recommendation. Lives in Joco and works all of lakeside. Alberto Farias 331 706 9407 . 387 763 1200
  7. Your best choice will be the one that your physician recommends to you that best meets your needs.
  8. Not sure I can make it to June 14. Is mini split the best way to go? How loud is compressor and what would be a minimum distance from windows? Electro Venta for sale and installation? Buy elsewhere and hire installer? Recommendations for installer? Only six questions. Not bad. Narrowed down from original 15. Thank you to anyone who has one and can give this a/c newbie some sound advice.
  9. I always go directly to the roof for parking. Right next to the elevator which exits at the walkway to terminal. Have never seen even a dozen cars up there.
  10. Friend would like to find professional counselor, social worker, psychologist short term to help in deciding some personal issues. Prefer lakeside, of course, but will drive to GDL if necessary. Fluent English required. Would really appreciate personal recommendations which may be pm'ed to me, if you prefer not to post. Thanks very much.
  11. Excellent response, Lobita. I agree with you. The younger and not retired families who do live here are seldom found sitting on the plaza, out to dinner at restaurants or out partying. And they most certainly are not hiding. They are just working. Usually long hours from their homes and did not come here for the same reasons as retired folks do. Although, the weather is great and enjoyed by all, moving here allows working age professionals to not only enjoy the climate, but to earn a living in NOB dollars and spend it on a much less expensive Mexican lifestyle. Most live here long enough to save enough money to buy a home, finance their children's education or whatever their dreams are and then return NOB to do so having enriched their lives by living here and educating their children in a different culture as well.
  12. How would one do that? Painters give an estimate on each job. They are not paid by the hour. The best are most expensive. The paint slingers are least expensive.
  13. I see that we are either getting sidetracked or have come to the end of our thread now that we are dealing with memory loss accusations and policies suggested that are. not available in Mexico. Many thanks to those who provided helpful answers to the questions. Much appreciated. I learned a lot.
  14. Guess I was lucky then, Tom. Of course, if the premium does "shoot through the roof" it is only at renewal time and no one is obligated to renew. What did you end up choosing for your insurance that protects you from future increases?
  15. El Saltos, excellent suggestion. Please give us the names of some Mexican health insurance companies who allow initial enrollments at age 70 or above, as does Best Doctors. Thank you.
  16. Sorry, I misunderstood and do not have that answer about BD. How would I find this out, so I can report back?
  17. Of course, they do, tbh. They don't like us comparing notes with each other. They want to be in charge of the information that we receive. Mention to her that there is a lake very close by that she might want to take a jump in. Your post has given me very valuable information that I would not have otherwise. Of course, anyone can call them anytime they want to do so. BTW, Best Doctors is not a Mexican Company, either.
  18. Valerie stated that the reason for the large premium and deductible increases this year was because the amount paid in claims was more than the amount paid in premiums as our membership is only a few hundred. So, we were a net loss to Best Doctors. Anxious to see what happens next year. In agency relationships such as insurance, real estate, etc. The client of the agent is the one who is paying the agent. The buyer of the product is called a customer. It is the fiduciary responsibility of the agent to represent the best interests of their client while treating the customer fairly. That is a distinct difference that we should all be aware of when dealing with anyone called an agent.
  19. Thanks, tbh. Appreciate your info. Guess I need to investigate further as my Best Doctors deductible with the Focus plan is currently 3900 USD, up from 3000 last year and probably another hike in June when Focus group renews. Coverages between Focus and Boomers is similar, but not identical as each group negotiates separately prior to annual renewal. Also, hope DAJ answers your age question since I will turn 72 soon and it is slim pickings for us 70 and above.
  20. What is the premium and deductible for WEA? I am assuming it is also a Boomers group plan and should be the same for everyone. Would be interested in comparing price with Best Doctors to see if it might be a viable option for me to explore further. Thanks.
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