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  1. Sorry so late responding. Computer froze and someone stole my cell phone.

    LIA is in the east side , I live on the west end. I will be at LIA most of the day after12.  If you are a west ender,  I CAN BRING THEM HOME AND MAKE ARRANGMENTS TO PICK THE UP .  sorry THIS KEY BOARD IS A SUBSTITUTE AND JUMPS ALL OVER THE PLACE

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  2.  Love in Action children shelter bazar regrets that it will be having a closeout sale February 22 and  23. In the cleaning out process we found a box of 4.25" (13.5 cm)   by 32.5   ( 83 1/4 ) alphabet letters. Looks like what might be put up in a marquee. If anyone can use them, maybe for school) we would be glad to sell them for 50p. Please remember the money goes to the children.




  3. Love in Action bazar regrets that it will be having a closeout sale February 22 and  23. In the cleaning out process we found a box of 4.25" (13.5 cm)   by 32.5   ( 83 1/4 ) alphabet letters. Looks like what might be put up in a marquee. If anyone can use them, we would be glad to sell them for 50p. Please remember the money goes to the children.




  4. Most charitable  bazars have volunteers and a paid manager. In my 9 years of working with bazars, I am very confident when I say, you must have a paid manager. There are many duties expected from a manager,  especially paperwork if it is a consignment store. Managers  usually do the pricing because  if everyone did, there would be real chaos. In addition they have to make sure the bazar is clean, tidy, safe and everyone is honest, train new volunteers monitor length of time an item doesn't sell etc.  You cannot expect a volunteer to do or want to do that.. Volunteers practically all are retired and have the freedom of coming and going, work certain days etc.

    As for only going to charitable bazars, that is your prerogative and the way many people feel, nothing is wrong with that.. Some bazars, however, are owned and run by Mexicans. This is how they earn money to live.   

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  5. 4 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    This rumour that they lower or turn off their freezers/cooler is absolutely bogus and always has been. Continuing to circulate such blatant BS is doing the store and that family a huge disservice. Accidents happen, yes, and sometimes CFE has failed us all.

    Well computer guy I guess we have to agree to disagree. In more developed places, batteries or shades can be used. But I have worked in one where the refrigeration WAS reduced.  I have to wonder how many stores have new energy saving means.

    "Quick Fixes Many grocery stores can benefit from low- or no-cost energy expenditure reductions. Turning Things Off It’s the simplest of ideas: Remember that every  1,000 kWh you save by turning things off equals $100 off your utility bill. (This assumes average  electricity costs of $0.10/kWh.")

    If Sl does not lower the temperature, then they must recycle aged cheese. But doesn't explain the ice cream. Don't lecture me, I have electrical engineering backgtound

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  6. 1 hour ago, pappysmarket said:

    Suggest you consult Sr. Google about expiration dates:

    "The dates solely indicate freshness, and are used by manufacturers to convey when the product is at its peak. That means the food does not expire in the sense of becoming inedible. For un-refrigerated foods, there may be no difference in taste or quality, and expired foods won't necessarily make people sick."

    From a CNN report so no need to accuse Fox.

    My experience has been different. Expired yogurt, cheeses etc . Very often do go bad. Especially milk. I will never buy cheese wrapped at SL. Invariably green begins to appear. One reason may not be the expiration date but the refrigeration which is lowered at night. Ever buy ice cream that has been refrozen there. I have.


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  7. On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 6:23 PM, nothernewbie said:

    Has anyone used a "rollator" walker on the cobblestones? We have a daughter in upstate NY that uses a walker and is finding hers dangerous in snow. She is thinking that anything that works on cobblestones might work in snow. Suggestions for other devices that have worked would also be welcome.

    A rolling walker may be dangerous on the cobblestones. It also depends on whether one always needs to hold on to the roller. A rollator has more stability than a simple walker with or with out wheels.

    My daughter has MS and came to visit. She used  a lift one because she was afraid of losing balance with a wheeled one on cobblestone. I think if we had had a rollator it would have ben better.. We attempted to drive her to places where there was flat cement. She can walk short distances because she has an electronic device on her leg. But mostly relies on an arm cane.   I think you would have to be strong and go slowly if you used a walker.. Not knowing why she uses one, I am afraid that is all I can recommend. There aren't too many options better than rollator. Look up using a rollator in the snow on google. I think they have suggestions.

  8. On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 1:21 PM, bdlngton said:

    Needlepushers' mission continues. We just finished gifting about 200 hand knit sweaters plus knit caps and purses to children in Ixtlahuacan and Chapala. Our next distribution is dresses and vests before Holy Week. Our need for donations continues--yarn, fabric, sewing notions, and we even accept cash! All can be left at the Lake Chapala Society office and are greatly appreciated by Needlepushers members and the children who benefit from the work we do. If you would like to join Needlepushers come to a meeting any Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the house on the south campus of LCS.  If you would like to accompany us on a distribution, please message me.  We thank you for your interest and generosity.

    I was going to pm you but could not. I can get you a lot of material. Could you Pm me and maybe include an email address.

  9. On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 6:40 PM, J.Miller said:

    I posted this question for friends who are having some kind of problem with their system.  I am not sure who they called but whoever it was, did not show up, but I will pass on the information on SOSE.  Are there other service companies?

    Sose has come when we needed them. It is usually a battery problem. It does take a little maneuvering to find times to come.


  10. This is reference to out of date food at Super Lake.  Dairy is a problem, I reported to whomever yogurt 5 days past. Store wrapped cheese is a problem.  I wouldn't know Pancho if he stood in front of me, but the person I reported it to certainly does not sound like the man you all admire.

  11. 13 hours ago, gringal said:

    There is a rich mine of information on Google re the ReSound hearing aids, including customer reviews. 

    This is my general experience after wearing hearing aids for years:  being genetically programmed to go deaf in middle age, I've had a variety of hearing aids, both in the US and Mexico, and I find the in-the-ear, but not "down the canal" type most comfortable.  People who spend a lot of time on the phone often prefer the "down the canal" type, but they are hard to get used to.  You'll want the option of changing the volume easily. 

    One of the most important factors is ease of access to getting them "tweaked", which is a fairly frequent event.  For those who, like me, don't enjoy a trip to Costco in Guadalajara for this, the most convenient place to buy and get the aids serviced is at Polo Gonzalez' office at LCS. (You don't need to be an LCS member.)  He comes in on Mondays and there is a sign up sheet in the hallway in the back offices area. He's very competent at doing repairs on the spot and has excellent testing equipment. I don't know if he carries the ReSound brand. If you buy the hearing aids elsewhere and need repairs, they are whisked away and may be returned weeks later.  This happened to me in the states and since I was fairly helpless without them,  I needed to buy a second set for use during those repair periods.

    BTW, those tiny batteries need to be replaced every week to ten days.  The best deal is ordering them from Costco in the big sheet quantity (I think 40 per sheet).  The delivery services people can get them even if they aren't on their online order list.

    Yes he carries the resound brand. My husband just got it to today. So after 6 hrs...working well.  BTW...not cheap

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