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Cincy

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  1. I'm looking for a shop/retailer that can supply the crossbars, mounting brackets and a cargo basket for a 2021 Ford Escape. Amazon MX and Mercado Libre MX have some but not not all the parts I need. I know all the required part numbers. Where can I purchase Thule equipment locally or in the Guadalajara area?
  2. It seems to be a requirement when selling a house in Mexico. Realtors keep asking for a recent CFE and Telmex bill with a RFC number referenced. Telmex was easy, just logon to your account and add it yourself. Had to go into CFE in Chapala today and have it added to their bill but it was very easy and only took a few minutes!
  3. How do I get my RFC number added to my CFE bill? Do I need to go to their office in person?
  4. Maid: Suspended for 2 weeks with full pay - reassess after this period. Gardener: Still working full-time 30 hours/week. He wanted to stay home - he lives next door.
  5. On all our pre-retirement visits (4) to Ajijic my wife and I rented a car at the airport and drove all over the place from Guadalajara centro to Manzanillo on the coast and back. Looking back I would do the same again. Also, we walked many miles around the streets of Ajijic, San Antonio, Rancho del Oro and even up into the mountains. Driving is a little different here and can be somewhat stressful at times. If you feel confident driving in unfamiliar surroundings do consider renting a small car...
  6. When driving west, you can drive down the bicycle path to avoid the topes...!!! No, no, no I would never do that, but being a frequent driver of that stretch of road I've noticed it's becoming a common, and potentially very dangerous, practice...!!!
  7. Yes, maybe, but it could also have some criminal intent, such as someone looking for potential property break-in opportunities.
  8. About 6:00pm last night (Friday, January 4) a medium sized drone was sighted above the Calle Emilliano Zapata. It was moving about slowly then became stationary in front of my house. I could see a red light on it. Very suspicious I thought, so I went to get my camera and a zoom lens but it was gone 30 seconds later. Should this be cause to call the police? I think drones are cool things to have, but, snooping around neighborhoods does not seem an appropriate use for them!
  9. By my calculations, during October, the lake has been rising at an average of .66 inches (16.7 mm) a day. Right now it's slowed down to an average rise of .39 inches (10 mm) a day. Source: https://www.ceajalisco.gob.mx/contenido/chapala/chapala/comportamiento.html
  10. Chapala Med is asking for a deposit before they can order any shots then it will be 1-2 weeks for delivery. Last year it cost $350 MXN at Chapala Med.
  11. Does anyone have an insight on the best place to get a flu shot and how much it might cost?
  12. I have 2 thin manila envelopes both containing two 8.5" x 11" sheets of papers that need to be mailed in the U.S. They are marked "U.S. Postage Paid" Would anyone heading North soon be willing to mail them for me in the U.S.? I live in Ajijic and could deliver them to you; just about anywhere...
  13. Last year, Danny made me an impressive custom steel door with an arched top and I would like him to do some more work but I can't find his contact info. Anyone know where I can find this guy?
  14. Anyone know this dog? Male Initially very shy and unapproachable but now very friendly and playful. Clean and looks well cared for. Maybe 15lbs?
  15. I agree, Jreboll. I think we've found a nice AirBnB place for ~$2,000 MXN a night on what appears to be a private access community of cabins on the North side of Matzamitla. We'll see in two weeks...
  16. Would anyone like to suggest a nice cabin to rent for 2 people and 2 small dogs for a mid-week getaway in the Mazamitla area? We live in Ajijic and would be driving ourselves there. Been looking on AirBnB, VRBO, Expedia, etc., but just wondered if perhaps there's any private cabins available, not listed on the big internet booking sites.
  17. Looking at some of the foreign license plates, tires, lighting, windshields, etc on foreign vehicles around lakeside I'm aware that some people are not fulling compliant with Mexican law. My vehicle and paperwork 100% compliant but you never know how a police office is going to react...
  18. I've lived in Ajijic for 2 years now and have often wondered whether some (certainly not all...) of the, "old white people", as you refer to them, are really happy living or visiting here! So many gringos appear to scowl at me when I try and say hello or hola. I understand when we get older our faces may tend to sag a little and adopt a more grim look and our memory fades and we may forget we met a passing person at some gathering a week ago and we should know each other well enough to beam big smiles at each other. I learned on day one that saying, "Buenos dias" to a passing Mexican stranger can ignite the same response of meeting a old, long lost childhood friend. I like this place more than anywhere I have lived in Europe or North America, and it's because of the local people who have never wronged me, but I have to side with AngusMactavish and his only complaint as stated above.
  19. Enjoy the Royal Wedding tomorrow. Should be a fun time to be England. Oh, and for a double treat, the FA Cup Final...!!!
  20. I'm thinking just "go for it!". I've driven to all sorts of non-touristy, off-the-beaten-track, places in Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit without any problems and I've lived here long enough to understand about being sensible when exploring Mexico. Maybe my biggest concern is breaking down with such an old vehicle and 253,000 miles on the odometer... Anyway, I'm going to look at hotels in the Patzcuaro area...
  21. For bmh and cedros, who have no concerns about driving to Patzcuaro, do you both have foreign plated vehicles?
  22. I have an old, well used, 2002 Ford Escape with Ohio plates (yes, they're are still valid...). I was considering a short road trip to Patzcuaro and spending a couple of nights there to explore the city, Santa Clara del Cobre and the lake area. Should I be concerned about driving in this part Michoacan? After just looking at the US Department of State travel advisory for Mexico I may have answered my own question...!!!
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