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Ian Greenwood

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  1. dropped a shirt of there Tuesday …no problem..ready next Tuesday..
  2. Professional tailor opposite Memos vet ,next to gift shop on constitution…
  3. Not very reassuring.. two very minor showers this week…two power outages….hope it’s not the shape of things to come…
  4. Great photo… about 10 years ago I was drinking with Boyd Simpson ( RIP ) watching the sun go down on a beautiful fall night at the next counter to Pedro Loco as the Mexicans called him . I believe the bar was called tequila republic but that might have been another one of its reincarnations. Boyd and Pedro knew each other having been around for many years, I believe they were both lawyers in Toronto at one time. By that time Pedro was mostly incommunicado, he had a minder with him who paid his bill and loaded him in the back of a small cart harnessed to vino blanco and away they plodded off into his sunset…..
  5. I walk past the building Six days a week…..this is a well known Mexican restaurant corporation that has operated Argentinian restaurants for many years in several locations …over the last few days there have been a minimum of 8 -10 workers with professional construction equip…..obviously corporate money….new floors , walls roofing are all underway…keeping my fingers crossed…always loved the place .
  6. why not use pregrown sod …it’s available all over town …costs next to nothing..comes ready to use and easy to replace …grass seed can be difficult to deal with .
  7. Jim Bowie…. As a matter of fact the USA GDP for 2019 the last year of the previous administration was 2.1 %..one of the lowest in many years as it began to slide down the toilet due to the pandemic The USA GDP for 2021 was 5.7% .The high rate of inflation in the USA is partially due to the rise in productivity ,wages and the broken supply chain due to the pandemic. Inflation is caused entirely by supply and demand and at the moment the demand far exceeds the supply . Most of the western democracies are suffering a somewhat similar rate of inflation as they to experience supply issues . Global oil production in 2021 surpassed 2019 and will increase in 2022 to an all-time high. The US oil production in 2021 was close to the all-time high of 2019 and will exceed both those figures in 2023.. The cost of oil extraction in the US is approximately $35-$50 a barrel depending on its source…. With the cost of oil over $100 per barrel please tell me just who is screwing the pooch .
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    Sounds like a heart attack on a plate to me….
  9. I buy a multi vitamin eye supplement which contains both of the ingredients you mention along with beta carotene from mascaras….Citamicjahvs .
  10. In the US depending on your income in many states it is not easy to qualify for Obama care ..the affordable care act …if not health insurance begins around $ 400 per month with deductibles..and very often can be double that or much more for a comprehensive plan . …Big line taxation for health care as you call it in Canada or the the UK is minimal in comparison .
  11. Tom..isn’t it a rather long drive from Greenville just to get prime beef or do you just need a good excuse to come back…Ian
  12. I prefer the taste and texture of the dirty potatoes….I imagine they are a type of russet …the weather in the Mexican border states is cold enough to grow russets just as in Texas…there is even a Mexican russet growers association.
  13. The shrimp burger for sure..brioche bun ..crispy bacon cheddar….it goes on . I think the marlin at Baja Norte is much better. Love the tuna at Las Palmas .
  14. I saw them moving kitchen equipment ( stoves etc ) into the new location yesterday….despite all kinds of problems they managed to make their present location a success…they obviously think outside the box so it wouldn’t surprise me to see them open early December. I too love these new style restaurants springing up all over town …I long ago grew tired of the many pseudo salmon and steak restaurants…wishing them lots of luck .
  15. ..I certainly don’t want trash or grief at my home which is a place of peace and tranquillity… however you can find me at the Ajijic malecon tomorrow from about 10 .15 until 11.45…shouldn’t be much trouble finding me long shaggy hair , black dog , …i10 laps….introduce yourself . Unfortunately l leave for the beach on Sunday and then l am sailing in the Caribbean until mid Nov ….but keep in touch …my phone is 376 766 5896 .
  16. Probably better that big brother deleted my last few words…but considering the source of the post …they were appropriate.
  17. I don’t suppose the world pandemic could have affected supply and demand thus causing inflation could it ? :()
  18. In order to obtain part C coverage/ Advantage plan one has to have Medicare part A and part b .As soon as you sign the contract for part C you are for all intents and purposes divorcing Medicare…Your new private insurance co. receives over $ 1000 a month from Medicare to help pay your bills and administer all coverage.Each plan has different copays , deductibles and contract rules not to mention costs .Medicare would rather not deal with all the ramifications of modern healthcare..so they basically sub contract the insurance companies ( who already have that system in place) to do the dirty work …the difference being of course that they are profit driven so it is buyer beware .
  19. During my apprenticeship I worked in a famous north of England restaurant/ pub ,where we made pickled onions regularly to go with the cold luncheon buffet ..your recipe looks kinda boring ….try what I believe is a Canadian website called..Spruce eats and sorta combine with your own recipe ..Ian r
  20. Part C used to cost us about $ 170 each per month our new Advantage plan costs us nothing…in fact we both get a $50 rebate on our plan B .Even if we don’t use it in Mexico we are saving $5000 a year . The emergency coverage around the world was important for us as we travel often . This year we will have been back to the US four times so our residency is not an issue . I also called AARP / United Healthcare - my part C provider before changing policies they confirmed the Emergency coverage..any country …any time .
  21. I am at present sitting on a sectional couch he redid 5 years when he was in a different location and as I said…Excellent work .
  22. We recently had some quality upholstery done at what is it called Handy Artistic in Ribera’s …wide range of fabrics… Excellent results and considerably lower price than Cadillac.
  23. A strange and somewhat humorous post from someone located Fort Collins Colorado…..Medicare Advantage plans often called part C plans are offered by Medicare approved private insurance companies that must follow all Medicare rules .www. Medicare.gov ..simple enough..? As for my being a fraud or not an expat… both $%&/()ic at best… Over 20 years U K..35 years USA ,several years in the Islands and around 12 years full time in Mexico ( although I do travel a couple of months a year ) I’m not quite sure from where I have been expatriated from . To summarize as you would say… I am obviously an “ expat “ although I prefer “ child of the universe “… l pay taxes In the US ..I have legitimate property addresses in the US and I have year round Medicare coverage in the US not to mention legal emergency Medicare coverage in Mexico and the rest of the world. As for “ old farts “ that’s how you judged yourself.
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