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    Good food, Cooking all sorts, and Barbequing big time.

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  1. Had these listed separately. Motherboard and Amd FX 6100 processor with fan. Upgrade your system. Check out earlier listing for all the details. Price for all 1,900 pesos.
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    FOUND

    Found a set of keys last night on 16th of September, half block from Colon. Three keys and a small flashlight.
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    Upholstery

    Looking for some recommendations for an affordable upholstery guy. I have used the fellow by the post office in Ajijic. And there was one in Ribares on the caratara but I believe he has moved. I need to have an umbrella canopy redone. Any suggestions?
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    Flu Shot

    Am getting ready to go on a trip and figure it would be a good idea to get a up to date flu shot. Any recommendations where to go?
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    Snow situation at the Colima volcanoes?

    Went by yesterday and there was snow on the top. That was around 11am.
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    Jump starting with a newer car

    OK, I have to throw this in about jump starting vehicles. First you need a good quality jumper cable set. Most of the sets you purchase are just 10 gauge wire with a heavy outer coating. These cables wont handle much amperage. If you are trying to jump start a vehicle with these you will need to let the vehicle run for awhile to put some sort of charge in the dead battery. The larger the load the more amps it is going to take to turn over the starter. When purchasing a set of jumper cables pull back the insulated rubber grip and look at the wire, if it is the size of a soda straw it is about 10 gauge, ok for light stuff but on a totally dead battery you will still have to let the running vehicle charge the dead battery some.
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    Automatic transmission

    I had some transmission issues with my Dodge Caravan. I took it to Autocheck and had Felipe check it out. It was a bad sensor and a poor connection at the transmission control computer. He speaks good English. If it is something he can't handle he will let you know.
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    BEWARE THE CATSUP SCAM

    It happened to me OK, here how it goes. The wife and I are in the Liverpool department store at the Gallerias Mall in Puerto Vallarta just looking around when a woman approaches me and tells me I have something all over my back. I reach around and have catsup on my shirt and the back of my pants. The gal then points me to the restroom which is down the hall. I am following a fellow in there. When I enter he sees me and offers his assistance to help clean my shirt and backside. He takes a large bunch of toilet paper and starts cleaning my shorts that have catsup on them. He asks me to remove my belt and he proceeds to get another handful of paper. At this time I have my shirt off and he is cleaning the back of my shorts. All this time my wallet is in my front cargo pants pocket. He finishes and makes a quick exit. I finish by rinsing the back of my shirt in the sink and leave the restroom. My wife and I are trying to figure where I got the catsup from. I thought that I may have picked it up on a seat downstairs where I tried on a pair of shoes. We went downstairs to check it out to find out it was clean as a whistle. Now mind you I still have my wallet in my front pocket. The only thing that I can think of is that the gal from upstairs has some gripe with gringos and goes around squirting catsup on dumb gringos. Well the wife and I proceed to do some shopping in the mall. And about 30 minutes later we are going to purchase a pair of shoes. I open my wallet and see that there are two credit cards missing. At this point I still have not connected the dots. I am thinking that they were removed by the maid in the hotel room. Just about that time I get an alert on my cell from my bank that some suspicious activity was detected on my credit card and the account was locked. About 20 minutes I get another notice that there were two purchases that were done with my debit card. Well we went back to the hotel room and finally connected the dots. DUHH ! The good Samaritan in the restroom was working with the gal in the mall. He was able to pull my wallet and remove two credit cards and return the wallet to my front cargo pants pocket without me knowing it. Now I did not just get off the turnip truck. Have been around and seen some pretty neat scams, but this was a good one. All in all after spending way too long on the phone with our bank, credit is being issued and new cards are on the way. So if you are walking in the mall and someone come up to you to let you know you have something on your back you might want to call security. Hope my experience helps someone from getting scammed.
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    Where Do You Go For a BIG Salad??

    How about Yves, they have a great salad bar with all sorts of good things you can add to your plate. Make it as big as you want or go back for seconds.
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    Immigration issue with Mexican cruise

    My wife and I took a cruise this year with a stop in Cozumel. At no time were we asked or checked for visas. We just carried our passports and resident card when we left the ship. I have been on several cruises and have never had any problems off ship.
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    Cooking Chinese/Asian food here

    Hi mkshawn, what you see there is a barrel smoker I built last year. I use it for slow cooking pork butt and brisket. Also as a smoker to smoke sausage. Thought I would paint my wok cooker to match my smoker. If you are interested I can send you some more pictures. Half Glass
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    Cooking Chinese/Asian food here

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    Cooking Chinese/Asian food here

    Well I had to chime in on this subject. I have been cooking Chinese food for over 35 years, and love it. Coming from the Seattle area, we had a unlimited supply of fresh ingredients to choose from. When I moved here I brought three of my woks down, a 10", 12" and a 18". For heat I purchased a stand alone gas cooker at a local hardware store, purchased a good sized burner at the Monday market in Chapala. And with a little paint and some fine tuning I have a great heat source for my Chinese cooking. I cook outdoors to eliminate any odors and keep the mess down. (Splatter) As for ingredients I have found several places at the wholesale market (Abastos) in Guadalajara. Good selection and good prices. Super Lake has a good selection for the area, but you pay for it. I stock up when I go to Guadalajara.
  14. DON"T FORGET! CHAPALA HACIENDAS FRACCIONAMIENTO Sunday Garage Sale Information NOTE, Set up as early as 8:30am. Bring your stuff! The Chapala Haciendas HOA Board of Directors would like to announce that we have organized the first, of what we hope to be many, monthly garage sales for Chapala Haciendas. We are hoping for a good turn out so that we can continue this on a regular monthly basis. The sale is scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 11 from 10am – 2pm at the HOA office located in Chapala Haciendas 2 at Cardenal #8, weather permitting. All Chapala Haciendas residents (and friends of residents) are welcome to join in the sale. We will be using the outside terrace area at the HOA office and to accommodate any larger items we can use the adjacent empty lot. We do ask that you provide your own table to hold your items for sale. The table should be no larger than 3 ft. x 8 ft. You can, of course, share a table with your neighbors or friends. We also ask that you price all your items and prices should be in pesos only. You will be able to set up your table and sale items at 9am on sale day. Please join in the fun, look around your home for items that you no longer need and let’s make this first sale a huge success! Remember – invite your friends! Mark your calendars – SUNDAY JUNE 11 10AM – 2PM For additional information or questions please contact either: Paul von Schreiber Phone number: 376-765-2902 Email: pvons14@hotmail.com Or Pete Edwards Phone number: 376-765-2698 Email: peteredwards052@gmail.com
  15. CHAPALA HACIENDAS FRACCIONAMIENTO #2 Sunday Garage Sale Information Sunday June 11 10am. The Chapala Haciendas HOA Board of Directors would like to announce that we have organized the first, of what we hope to be many, monthly garage sales for Chapala Haciendas. We are hoping for a good turn out so that we can continue this on a regular monthly basis. The sale is scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 11 from 10am – 2pm at the HOA office located in Chapala Haciendas 2 at Cardenal #8, weather permitting. All Chapala Haciendas residents (and friends of residents) are welcome to join in the sale. We will be using the outside terrace area at the HOA office and to accommodate any larger items we can use the adjacent empty lot. We do ask that you provide your own table to hold your items for sale. The table should be no larger than 3 ft. x 8 ft. You can, of course, share a table with your neighbors or friends. We also ask that you price all your items and prices should be in pesos only. You will be able to set up your table and sale items at 9am on sale day. Please join in the fun, look around your home for items that you no longer need and let’s make this first sale a huge success! Remember – invite your friends!
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