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  1. We have added a side forum on the site with those being treated with the protocol I am using. There was an obvious need to deal with the mental issues as even those who have always been stable and solid are questioning even looking at another day. One of the big problems is the shortness of breath and the natural panic it causes. The panic is good to wake us up if we are choking in our sleep or making us fight harder to not drowned. But when it comes from trying to walk up stairs and happens hour by hour, the overwhelming sense of dread that occurs is awful. That, combined with the shame
  2. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am on a very similar regime. I'm on the D3 instead of the C. I take the corticosteroid "dexamethasone". And am on the blood thinner "eliquis." They are not doing an antibiotic in the program I'm on which is good because I do not react well with them. What I like about this approach is all three are short term dosages with older basic drugs. They are not trying to reinvent the wheel with this. And they drew from studies in the UK, Germany, China, and the USA. Surprisingly, there doesn't seem to be any egos in the process at the Baylor program. Admittedly I wa
  3. Let me start with a confession. I'm not living in Ajijic any more. I now live in Queretaro. But I have made a few trips back since moving and this site has been a good way for me to quietly asses any issues like traffic that are going on. But in this case, I feel I need to speak out because I would feel awful if I didn't and someone was made for the worse for it. Three months ago I had COVID. I had a moderate case and did not need hospitalization. But afterwards, I just didn't get better. The fever went away, but he shortness of breathe, (SOB,) fatigue, chest pain, strange symptoms comin
  4. I only know what the very nice Telmex tech told me who was speaking with a person from the department putting in new Fiber in the area. No fast speeds without new modems and eventually paying for cable to the house. I was told at the office I was getting 30 MBPS but when I called to report I was only getting 15 MBPS they were very insistent it was impossible for me to get the offered Fiber speeds with my current wiring and modem. I ask for them to send me a new modem and he said there was a wait for them. I was just so happy I got someone who spent so much time trying to get answers for me so
  5. Don't get you hopes up too high. I spoke with an English speaking Telmex tech and he got on the phone with the department who lays and upgrades cable. He translated to me that they are laying the lines everywhere first but not changing the lines out to the homes for quite some time. They do not have the new modems needed for changing the service out (your DSL modem will not work.) Plus, they do not have a price scheduled for charging customers from the house to the line yet. I knew they would not do it for free as their competitors have an installation fee. So yes, there will be a slight bump
  6. I was just searching for info on moving Nationally. I will stalk your replies to see if any suggestions for local would also do to Queretaro.
  7. There has been a lot of confusion to the water in La Floresta so a Facebook site has been set up so homeowners and long term renters have a way to compare experiences without boring the rest of Lakeside. The page is “La Floresta -Ajijic” and if you can’t find it, you can friend Kim Sepahpur and ask her to send you an invite. It isn’t limited to the water problem and can hopefully be used constructively as a tool for better understanding of all issues and how they are addressed. This is not an official site ran by the HOA.
  8. My Telmex Internet has been down since around 2:00pm. I have tried to call customer service but have had no luck. I then asked on the La Floresta Facebook page is others were out. Seems lower has service but upper does not.
  9. Hola; I currently have a guest who is wanting to rent here Lakeside and is hoping to do so without the need to buy a car. Besides the obvious Ajijic city center, where would you recommend? Also, is there any shot of her finding short term (six month) rental for $500-$750 USD in one of these areas? She is single and has no pets which helps. I can't give her rental advice since I purchased and am clueless about most of the areas outside my little La Floresta. She drew the short straw with who she got to help her out.
  10. I have know this woman since I moved here and her efforts for the community towards animals and picking up garbage has blown me away. I’m proud to call her a friend. She admitted she did what she is accused of. The man has taken no responsibility for his long term harassment. Also, I have had problems with the man in question too. The first and only time I went, he first pretended to not speak English then got in my face clearly speaking English. So, I totally believe that he was the initial aggressor. He was so ugly to me I never returned. Yes, he is in his 70’s but he has no problem ha
  11. That is what my router is flashed with. I was tempted to use Tomato but went for the most used instead of the most intricate. VPN companies have it in their best interest to keep server information available so we who flash can change addresses in DD-WRT if something happens to the server we are using. Speedify chooses your server and you really have to dig deep even for a list of countries where servers are available. This means you can’t personally change your DD-WRT script. Even with an open source like Tomato, DD-RWT, or OpenWRT, if you don’t have enough coding info, it ain’t
  12. I did take the time to research. It is one or the other VPN and Speedify has such bad customer service that only one router company is flashing them and they seem to be in bussness with Speedify. I don’t like this kind of tech business platform of not sharing. I do like the idea of seemless switching to the faster channel but I have no faith either channel here will ever be noticeable faster than the second. Thanks all. I’m sticking with my flashed NordVPN router and my Android box running Kodi to my Roku TV. I love to complicate my life to the fullest.
  13. I could look it up but am lazy today. I have a flashed router loaded with NordVPN. I am assuming since Speedify works as a VPN, the two would conflict. I’m tempted to try the ATT Wireless + Telmex but I don’t want to brick a $600 flashed router. Has anyone used Speedify on a flashed router?
  14. Not sure why this post is here? Did you mean to put it somewhere else but accidently posted here?
  15. The gentleman at Sherman Williams speaks English so he knew eggshell finish immediately. I have done many houses with an ex of 24 years and a few men since. Perhaps I always pick visual men because decor has always been a joint effort. When we moved from Washington to Sugar Land my ex bought our home and chose our decor without my input and it was spot on. I don’t think I could be with a man who didn’t have an opinion as to the optics of his daily life. Perhaps that is why I will most likely die single After doing a wall in eggshell and finding it too shiny I went and got matte. Mat
  16. I brought my color palette from the States and had zero luck finding the right tones at anywhere but the Sherman Williams by Pale. All the other’s seemed to have colors that were either too yellowish or pinkish or or greenish - you know what I mean. They were just off. I had a few Benjamin Moore colors, a few Behr, and luckily some Sherman Williams. They were all rich colors like hunter green, burgundy, mustard, mink, and royal blue with a neutral cream and a few lighter colors in the same families. I was able to get darn close to the four other brand colors by getting a close SW color a
  17. The only post I found on this was originally posted two years ago so I thought I would start a new thread in case someone had new info or there were newbies with additional information. The questions are this: Do you use solar, on-demand, or traditional tank system and how do you like it? [Added bonus if you include how many people it services, how long it takes to reheat after it drains, and how you feel your bills are effected by your current unit.] How often do you drain sediment if you have a unit with a tank? Where would you shop if you were in the market for a new system? W
  18. I too have concerns. One of which is customer service after the fact. To do a one year contract and then have it go out all the time isn't smart. I am more than willing to sign up monthly until they prove dependability long enough for me to feel a year long contract isn't a risk. Just because someone can do something doesn't mean they can do it well. I was more than ready to jump on board until I saw how small and new they were. I would do it in a heart beat if I were a millionaire, but I can't take risks on leveraged ETF's or giving a years worth of communication/entertainment money to a co
  19. Hud; I was starting to provide a well thought out answer to you about human/animal behavior and stealing. But, then I thought I might look at your post history and discovered you seem to have a negative troll like answer to just about everything. At this point I feel logic would fall on deaf ears. People might think your posts have to do with the areas you list you have lived: Oklahoma and Texas as both are known to produce more than it's share of narrow/negative minded people. But I was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved here after 20 years in Texas so I know the states can also produc
  20. You are right. I am new here. But I am an old-timer when it comes to planned developments. Two of the four I have served on boards or held office on allowed retail and service businesses but each was approved by the board or residents. If someone wanted to change their dry cleaners to a strip club, it wouldn't have mattered how long they had been around or who they were. And there are contractual rules in La Floresta which like any contract, are legally enforceable. The whole concept of a planned community with a HOA is regulation. When people don't want to play by the rules, they should
  21. It seemed to me the clothing store has just opened in the last six months. They didn't start coming table to table to tell people about it until recently and I didn't see any indication it was a store until maybe six months ago. I quit eating there when I noticed it because it seemed to me to be a finger flipped at the rules. So can you tell me when you believe they opened the retail store? My womanly senses must be off. I thought I could smell a boutique a mile away. I'm surprised if there is a law allowing the businesses along the first block from the highway in a planned development, th
  22. When I bought my house here, it was very clear that retail was not allowed and that all plans had to be approved. I didn't realize Pranzo opening a clothing store and doing other things without approval was the unwritten exception.
  23. Perhaps I have overestimated how much the local economy depends on expats. If the dollars will be easily replaced by peso spending vacationers looking for the high-rise party scene, it will be a matter of time before I personally will looking elsewhere.
  24. I know it is taboo to get involved with local politics, but is it okay to let the powers that be that a lot of us would leave and take our money with us if the place had high rises? I know I would certainly look for a more charming village if this one started to allow them. As for the La Floresta battle, it is ongoing. And I understand the legal battle with Pranzo is still costing La Floresta.
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