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  1. I am looking for someone to do a repair on a water feature on my pool. The water feature is a waterfall that needs some TLC and a re-do. I have contacted Home Services but the fellow that they used for that work is no longer available. Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Looking for a good reliable house/pet sitter for the last week in November. 25th through the 29th. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
  3. Anyone know where to purchase Juniper Berries. Also looking to find some Liquorice root. Need to make Gin. Thanks
  4. The story of the August opening came from The Lake Chapala Reporter last month.
  5. Here is another question on getting the emission test. As I understand new testing sites are to open in August. Does anyone have any idea where these are supposed to be?
  6. Hi, that would be great. The pool is small and the fence is to keep out the pets. Pete
  7. Looking for some recommendations for someone to put a fence around my pool. Thanks
  8. Found a set of keys last night on 16th of September, half block from Colon. Three keys and a small flashlight.
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. Went by yesterday and there was snow on the top. That was around 11am.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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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