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  1. Thanks to all of you for your helpful responses to my query
  2. We are US citizens and MX permanent residents flying to the States next week. I'd appreciate a reminder of what we will need to do (or not do) at the airport as far as documents, logistics etc. We will have our antigen tests, proofs of AstraZ vaccines, MX permanent resident cards, US passports, ticket reservations, luggage, masks. Anything else? Tips for navigating the airport rigamarole? Many thanks for your helpful, nonjudgemental response.
  3. In Ajijic Centro we've had a total of 2.5 inches in past 48 hours.
  4. We just bought a property--an old family compound--in Ajijic Centro that has been abandoned for several years and more. We need to have the junk removed. Several rooms were lived in and walked away from; old, probably broken appliances remain; discarded household and personal belongings are littered around. Weeds and small trees have grown up. Any recommendations for a service or persons who can haul it all away and sweep out the place? Thanks.
  5. Any place in Ajijic where I can get our home tap water quality tested? Thanks.
  6. I like the cinnamon rolls--they're made with croissant dough--but they're different from what most of us have learned to expect. For something more in line with expectations try the croissants, especially the almond ones. We think they are fantastic! Savta has an astoundingly wide selection of pastries to go with their espresso, often including something I'd never expect--or want--matcha croissants, topped with pine nuts. The sourdough bagels taste great, although, as others have commented, the last time we got some they were flat. Plus they have a good selection of craft beers, although not as good as The Spot bar on the Ajijic plaza. They also have some tasty and unusual sandwiches and I hear they now have a Sunday brunch. Closed Tuesdays, and the owner, Naz, keeps to their 8-6 open hours.
  7. Thanks, Gal...So now the question is: if I can download BofA mobile app to a smartphone, say, bought at TelCel, will our VPN allow me to deposit using that app? Pretty sure I can download mobile app to a tablet--but the iOS I have on mine is too old--and maybe that would work better. Hmmm...BTW and off topic-Is the main diff between a tablet and smartphone that you can make calls on the latter?
  8. I have a B of America account, but don't have a smart phone on which to put their mobile banking app. I'd appreciate hearing about a phone/plan that works with this type of e-deposit...Perhaps through Amazon Mexico or other online store, or through Telcel (where their employee was unsure I could download the app on the phone they were selling)? Gracias!
  9. Thanks for the suggestion and kudos to Sr. Flores. The job is done.
  10. Thanks for the suggestion, Harry. I'll give them a call. Sounds like it might be too much hassle, but we'll see.
  11. I'd like to repair a dangerous spot on the sidewalk here in Ajijic Centro. OK with absentee owner. Looking for recommendation and contact info for person experienced in this sort of work. Thanks.
  12. I have been filing our US tax returns using our Mexico address and the Get My Payment site recently showed me that an EIP check had been "scheduled" to be sent on May 22. We haven't yet received it so today I called the number referred to on a linked IRS site ( https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#issuedbutlost) for this situation: 800-919-9835. After a 40 min wait a helpful IRSer did some research from my tax return info and informed me that I had been scheduled to be sent a debit card, but was among a number of people who lived in certain locations we were sent nothing. She told me that I would receive a check--not a card--but could not tell me when it would be sent. She did tell me that there was nothing else I could do about the situation. Note: on our Mexican landline you dial 880 instead of 800 after 001.
  13. Yes, the Ajijic PO located near Donas Donuts has moved. I was just there and the inside was being dismantled. One of the workers told me the PO had moved to Chapala, in el Centro, three blocks from the plaza on Degollado.
  14. Re: Angus I just checked to see if the check letter was in our nearby Ajijic PO. Found out it had just been closed and moved to Chapala.
  15. to kmetzger: Same boat as you. Get My Payment site says my payment was "scheduled" (sent?) for 22 May. I went to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#issuedbutlost to begin doing as you plan to do. Today, as the site suggests, I'll try calling 800-919-9835. If that doesn't work I'll file form 3911, linked on the site, and send to Austin. Good luck.
  16. As you did, Tim, I also worked with Mauricio and always looked forward to seeing him at the garden, and after a while, all over town. Have you checked out Dionico Morales's facebook page or La Peña de Santos Rico's? There are some good pictures there of Mauricio, including in his role as a village shaman hosting events at the gallery on Constitución. I sent an email to Sandy B at LCS promoting the idea of a bench there, and/or plaque, tree planting, photo, etc. Another thought would be to commission Dionicio to make his friend's portrait to have hung at LCS. What do you think? Tom
  17. Donations to help Mauricio's family with expenses can be made at La Peña de Santos Rico gallery in Ajijic centro, Constitución 16. That's one block directly south of the plaza. Phone 376 766 0281.
  18. Thanks for posting this sad news, Tim. I loved Mauricio, getting to know him over the four years I worked with him in the garden. He made working there a treat and an education in the uses of plants. We've lost a real fun-loving, people-loving, gentle, always helpful and enlightened soul. Descansa en paz, Mauricio, amigo...
  19. Ernesto Barron has an excellent gardening service in Jocotepec, Ajijic, Chapala area. On time, communicative, perfect English, reasonable rates, comes as needed to our garden. Hard-working, honest and does excellent work. Has own truck and tools. 331-267-9364.
  20. Ernesto Barron has an excellent gardening service in Jocotepec, Ajijic, Chapala area. On time, communicative, perfect English, reasonable rates, comes as needed to our garden. Hard-working, honest and does excellent work. Has own truck and tools. 331-267-9364.
  21. Until this week, every couple of months I would deposit one check for 5K from my US bank to my Bancomer account. Although they now have a 1K limit per check--as noted above--yesterday they accepted five checks each made out for one thousand. The teller and I exchanged eye rolls over this new requirement, but it is not as onerous as I originally thought; I can still take care of my regular 5K deposit in one visit.
  22. I see this post on the Chapala Municipal Gov's Facebook--https://www.facebook.com/GobiernoDeChapala/posts/2021847831388173--advertising a Drivers License event in Chapala on Feb 15. I'd like more info--en inglés. Is this only for renewals? Is there a driving test required? What qualifies as proof of your blood type? Gracias.
  23. I'm interested if you are in Ajijic or can deliver there. Send me a message, por favor.
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