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  1. For bmh and cedros, who have no concerns about driving to Patzcuaro, do you both have foreign plated vehicles?
  2. 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...!!!
  3. Yes, this is the place! I have bought 2 8'x4' sheets from there over the last year. I was surprised Home depot carried the hooks but not the pegboard. Also, Walmart has been selling small pegboards with plastic hooks as a kit in a box
  4. How much GBP are you looking for?
  5. Anyone know a good, reasonably priced place, to buy a couple of those long germicidal/antibacterial/UV light replacement bulbs used in house water purification systems? I don't need anyone to install them for me.
  6. Ringed-tail Cat it is! The gardener, who was the main observer, agrees. They exist throughout most of Mexico (and the Southern U.S.) except in the Yucatan. This is the first he's seen in 14 years of living in Ajijic! Thank you bournemouth!
  7. We had a strange visitor last night... A single animal with a body the size of a small cat was seen climbing around in the trees and shrubbery at 10:00 PM. It was hard to get a good view but the gardener did manage to get a couple of shots with his phone camera. At first I thought it was a lone coati, which are to be found around here. It had the classic long "ring tail" but not the long snout. It did not have the features and characteristics of a racoon. The gardener and his helper thought it looked like one of the characters from the movie, "Madagascar". A lemur! I must admit it did look like a lemur with a shout cute snout but surely not in Mexico unless it is an escaped pet. Anyone have any ideas? We live up against the mountain in Ajijic.
  8. Upon returning home after 4 days out-of-town, the desktop PC, which had been turned off for 4 days, fails to reboot. Seems like the hard drive is not spinning up. Changed to alternate HHD power source and changed data transfer cable to motherboard. No change. Connected the HHD to different SATA slots on the motherboard. No change, although the BIOS detects the changes and correctly identifies the device. Is there anyone in the Ajijic/Chapala area that could help me diagnose this issue further?
  9. After living in the Chapala area for more than 18 months I have gradually reduced my disinfecting of fruit and vegetables to times only when guests are entertained or when a produce really looks like it needs treatment. I never get sick so I assume I have built up some tolerance to the local bacteria just like the local people. On my first 3 visits (weekly vacations) to Mexico, years ago, I was violently sick with stomach problems every time!
  10. I have a professional-grade STIHL FS 70R that I might be tempted to sell. I shipped it down from NOB last year with all my household belongs but since I only have a tiny area of grass I use an electric strimmer. NOB, they retail new for about $260.00 USD (~$4800 MXN) but this is lightly used. Would this be too powerful for your friend?
  11. Have you tried removing all the specific TelMex related cookies?
  12. In Ajijic, I pay a little over 6% of the property tax I paid in rural Ohio. I can't see how there can possibly be enough money in the coffers to maintain this pueblo to NOB standards. It's little sad, I suppose, when public health is at risk...
  13. I understand that in the Tonala area there are retail outlets that manufacture and sell plant pots, chimeras, vases, etc that are for sale to the public. I have a large van so transporting is not a problem. Anyone have a favorite place? I know some of the viveros have good selections here in Lakeside but I would like to access their sources.
  14. I had no idea what Xoom was so I skipped over that post, but, since you asked I just went back to look. It was of some interest since I am a Zelle user. I might of titled that post, "Anyone having luck/problems using Xoom to transfer money?".
  15. On a similar topic, I wish certain people would construct more informative titles to their posts rather than titles like, "Question", "Bird Seed", "Xoom", "Immigration", etc. Yes, I know you can hover over the title to see the contents of the first and last post, but really, all most of us want to do is scan for topics that might be of some interest or us.
  16. Bisbee, The only way to purchase them was in a little nylon string bag of 50. 4 were slightly crack but they cooked up fine. I was concerned about freshness but so far they seem fine...
  17. Bingo!!! 50 quail eggs from Joaquin in Chapala mercado - $45 MXN. Thank you AngusMacTavish. Not sure of the quality yet but will be checking this afternoon.
  18. I never recall seeing either quail or duck eggs in the egg section at the San Antonio Walmart during the 18 months I have lived here...
  19. Thanks for the lead AngusMactavish. I'll look for Joaquin in the Chapala Mercado this Tuesday and report on my findings.
  20. I used to see quail eggs for sale in Supper Lake and Costco's occasionally but not recently. Anyone see these for sale anywhere else? Abastos in Guadalajara maybe?
  21. My understanding is that cash, (checks?) over $10,000 USD must be declared when crossing any border in North America and Europe (probably other borders worldwide?). It's a money laundering thing. Years ago, I once had to hand carry an amount just over this threshold into the U.S. when my father died in England. I declared it at customs and they had me fill out a simple form and sign it. No problems. No cost. They didn't even want see the cash I had. Seems to me like Handy Mail could be looking for a fee for having to fill out this simple US Customs form!
  22. I believe this is considered the "bible" for expats... http://rollybrook.com/employee-pay.htm
  23. How much 10 lb fishing line do you need? A few feet or a 100 yds?
  24. Agreed! I'm assuming your Oriental carpets are "rugs". That's a good compromise for wall-to-wall carpets...
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