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  1. Covid is spreading quickly within the Mexican community here, or most likely the Omicron variant.  A fellow that does work for me just tested positive and he said all the test centers are packed now and he knows of a number of people who have tested positive it in the last couple of days..

  2. A friend of mine is planning to come to Mexico soon,  he is not sure how long he will be here as he will be getting some medical work done, - he also wants to look into getting a temporary resident visa.   So he would like to enter on one way ticket but he was told that Mexico requires a return ticket for those on tourist visas.   Is that true?


    There is a fellow named Rich who has been doing Firesticks for several months now.  He has reprogrammed several of Derek's old fire sticks.  He is quite good at it and installs a number of apps.  He did ours and we are very happy with it. -- We get all the news channels, lots of movies, TV shows, etc.  In fact we are thinking of cancelling Netflix as we get so much on the Firestick for free. His phone number is 332 051 2398. 

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  4. I've had their service for several months now and the speeds are usually between 12 - 14 mgs and it is quite stable. The upload is around 1 mg.  If you do automatic pay with you bank card they give you up to 15 mgs, but it hardly ever hits 15 but it is pretty close..  A phone also comes with the package, and I believe the company is now called 'Wizz'.   



    There is a new facility opening up in September in Riberas.  It is small and health conscious -- only enough rooms for 6 people -- but with a nice garden and plenty of space. They are offering food and partial or semi assistance (but it's not a fully assisted living facility). It will be managed  by two ladies with experience -- one is Mexican and the other is from the Philippines who has a degree in nursing.  They are both very good at housekeeping and good cooks as well.
    For more information send an email to: FrriendlyLivingLakeside@gmail.com
  6. this was posted on Facebook a few hours ago,  so apparently the news article wasn't accurate and the  truck driver didn't take off:

    Sadly 2 motorcycles hit a truck. 1 fatality. Prayers for the family and friends.

    *UPDATE* - driver of Truck in jail for 20 - 36 hours,. until the Ministerio Publico Investigation is over. It was not his fault, this was seen by many witnesses. But he still has to sit in jail. Think of his family as well in this.
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  7. I have a Firestick and I was having problems with it freezing up.  I have internet speed of 10 mgs and I thought that was the problem -- my internet was too slow.  So I contacted a fellow named Rich and he came by and cleaned up my Firestick and made some changes and now it works great!  Rich programs Firesticks and sells them for a very reasonable price like Derek used to do but with no monthly fees..  You can contact him via Facebook messenger as Rich Richie or send me a PM.

  8. Great News!  Molly is found and is just fine!   I asked two of our hotel workers to go out this morning to look for her and they went all around the Lourdes area of Chapala,  and on a small back street they came across a fraccionmento and in talking with the gardeners they found Molly!  Apparently Molly had been staying there since Friday.   Thank you for your concern, it's a miracle we found her!  And the owners of course are super happy! :)

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  9. Molly was spotted yesterday afternoon around 6pm in front of the Farmacia Guadalajara that is right next to Monte Carlo hotel in Chapala.  They took a photo and it was  definitely Molly,  and she still had her collar on and her rabies certificate which is red and in the shape of a bone.  Right now we have a couple of search parties out looking for her,  if you see her please call the number on her collar,  or you can also call 333 142 0012.   Thanks!

  10.   Looks like a small Lassie but more of a brown color.  Has a collar and also a rabies certificate in the shape of a red bone.   The name tag says 'Molly' and on the back is either the name of the owner, Peggy Mok, or the name Schnitzel along with an email address and phone number.  and here's an additional phone number   331 283 9800  - The owners are quite distressed, thank you for your help.   
    Molly and her owners lived in San Juan Cosala for a few years and just checked into the hotel today.  -  it is possible that Molly went back to her former residence in San Juan.  
  11. Hello, I don’t usually post much on this forum but I have had some problems with phone fraud lately with Bancomer which I wanted to write  about in case it happens to you.

    I have been in this area for about 12 years now and I have both debit and credit cards with Bancomer.  About 9 months ago I got a call and they said they were calling from  Bancomer and they were asking about a charge to my debit card, they asked if I had requested life insurance and they said there was a ‘pending’ charge of 4000 pesos.  They asked if I had requested that and I told them no,  and they said they could cancel that charge but they would have to do it right away and they just needed to know the 16 digits of my debit card.  I told the lady that it is my policy not to give out that information  over the phone  and she got mad at me! She started yelling at me and saying I was crazy and that only she could stop that payment,  otherwise I would be charged 4000 pesos.  I noticed it was Friday afternoon after 4pm, so it was too late to go to the bank and talk to them about it. But since she got mad at me I figured she wasn’t professional and it was most likely a fraud. And as it turns out there was no such charge to my debit card, they were just trying to get me to give them the 16 digits of my debit card.

    And since then it  has happened three more times, once about 3 months ago they said that I had a charge with Aeromexico for 1200 pesos, I told them that wasn’t me and they told me to hold the line as they were transferring me to another department.  But again, it was the same thing, they wanted the 16 digits of my debit card wihich I refused to give them.

    And it has happened two more times in the last two days. One was a text I got from ‘Uber’ saying there was a charge for 1040 pesos and to call this number for ‘aclarations’.   Same thing, I called and they wanted to know my 16 digits. The interesting thing is that they already knew the first 10 digits of my debit card, but I went to Bancomer and they said that all  first 10 digits of their debit cadrs are the same, but it is the last 6 digits that change.

    And then again last night, they said I had another charge to my debit card  and this time I played around with them and when she asked me for the full 16 digits I let her have it. 😊 And this morning I checked my account on line and there was no such charge.

    I am not sure if it is just Bancomer or other banks as well, but the bottom line is  'never give out the 16 digits of your bank card over the phone!'

    PS and another thing is not to speak Spanish with them. Since I have been here so long I speak Spanish but if I didn’t I wouldn’t have this problem!

  12. Rocky is back home!   Somehow he went all the way to the Vista del Lago golf course, way on the other side of Chapala, about 19 kms from the hotel!  Rocky came up to this wonderful  couple on the golf course and was following them around, apparently he was all dirty and limping too. They took him home and then took him to the vet and also to get groomed and posted him on Facebook, and right away people started contacting me.  We went out there this evening and sure enough it was him!  And I just happened to know this couple as well!

    Rocky lost some weight but overall he is doing well and it's great to have him home!
    thanks everyone,  Tom
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