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  1. 17 minutes ago, SunFan said:

    Interesting. Telmex just knocked on my door to ask if I wanted to have fiber installed. I said yes because I was still paying for their service. They're working on it now.

    I had switched to iLox 3 years ago because all Telmex offered in Upper Chula Vista was twisted pair and abismal download speed.

    Lets see if their speed is comparable to iLox.

    SunFan

    The installers just finished. A professional job.

    30 mbps down, 26 up on WiFi.

    Now if its reliable I can dump my 900 peso a month iLox.

    SunFan

  2. Interesting. Telmex just knocked on my door to ask if I wanted to have fiber installed. I said yes because I was still paying for their service. They're working on it now.

    I had switched to iLox 3 years ago because all Telmex offered in Upper Chula Vista was twisted pair and abismal download speed.

    Lets see if their speed is comparable to iLox.

    SunFan

  3. 11 minutes ago, InChapala1 said:

    What about Whirlpool here in Mexico? Is it the same quality as Whirlpool in the U.S.? I owned Whirlpool appliances in the U.S. and while not high-end, they were a good balance of value and quality.

    From experience I'm not big on Mexican appliances. I suspect they're built to lesser standards than NOB and Europe.

    Six years ago we bought a top-of-the-line Whirlpool front loading washer/dryer  set from Tio Sam. After two years the washer threw an error code indicating the circuit board was toast. Out of warranty after one year of course. Whirlpool technications two two months to agree on the problem. We were taking our clothes to the local laundry.

    Whirlpool could not source a replacement computer. For over 5,000 pesos the best they could do was install a circuit board from an older model that lacked 4 of the newer cycles.

    In future i would buy from Costco where at least you get more than a taillight guarantee.

    SunFan

  4. Back to the original question.....

    We bought a top end Mabe gas stove and kept it three years before we replaced it. In fact threw it in the trash.

    It had no insulation so was inefficient and the exterior got so hot we had to use a towel to work the controls. Their engineers cleverly put all the control knobs on the top, front. After a month some of the button controls popped out  on the floor from the heat.

    The final straw was when the outer glass door on the oven exploded and showered my legs with pieces of glass.

    SunFan 

     

  5. 2 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    Now that is realism! It boggles my mind how many ferners here believe their insignificant #'s affect things like this around here.-SNORK!

    I agree. Many foreigners I speak to have an inflated opinion of how much impact and significance they have in Mexico. Keep motoring and keep your head down..

    SunFan

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  6. For some unknown reason traffic was great today - Weds.

    Around 10:30 AM I sailed past the five lights at Superlake and Walmart, drove through La Floresta and was only stopped briefly at the Tianguis.

    I shoulda bought a lottery ticket!

    SunFan

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  7. 4 hours ago, Kiko said:

    An option for the terminally ill.

    Mexico Euthanasia

     

    Very powerful. Thank you.

    My father-In-law, who was a second father to me, suffered from a calcified esophagus after radiation cancer treatment twenty years before. He couldn’t stand a feeding tube.

    After consultation with his Priest, He booked himself into an Ottawa hospital and stopped eating until he died. The memory haunts me still.

    May I die a more peaceful, and managed death.

    SunFan

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  8. 34 minutes ago, johanson said:

    These days I almost never need or therefore get many $500 peso notes or bills when withdrawing funds from my local bank account. 

    And as we well know, when going to an ATM, one gets most of his funds in the form of $500 peso bills.

    I wish I had that issue. These days I find the 500 peso notes fly out of my hands at Walmart, Superlake and most restaurants we dine at.

    SunFan

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  9. 1 hour ago, HoneyBee said:

    I used Revolution for my first golden retriever (its applied directly to the skin)  but my current golden retriever had a bad reaction so I switch her to NEXGUARD which is taken orally once a month. Its expensive (380 pesos) but it also takes care of a whole array of other parasites and worms.

    Yes, I've used NEXGUARD on our two dogs for the past four years with good results.

    Between food, Vet visits, grooming and flea meds, dogs are expensive members of the family......but worth it to me.

    SunFan

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  10. Solar hot water heating is probably the best investment given the cost of propane. I would guess the payback is well less than two years.

    We put in 22 panels @ 240 watts ten years ago along with solar hot water. We then gradually switched out all our gas appliances (except the BBQ and pizza oven) for electric.

    My Northern friends are in disbelief when I tell them I spend 25 pesos a month for electricity (with a pool and landscape lighting) and 2,000 pesos annually for propane and it will only get better with AMLO at the helm.

    SunFan

     

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