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  1. Times I've bought soil locally, it hardened up pretty badly (clay content?) and grew lots of weeds. I've taken to making my own from composted horse/donkey poo and ground tree cuttings and/or ground corn stalk.
  2. I've got front and back screened doors with fans near both boosting the flow through. Excellent first thing in the morning. I know what you mean about the humidity in Ontario - oppressive. Most people (well Americans) don't realize how hot it gets in the great white north. At my farm in BC I've measured 118 F in the shade on my porch and down to minus 22 in the winter. (occasionally colder)
  3. I have 'extreme' experience with podiatrists NOB throughout Canada and USA. The podologist I encountered here was at least as skilled as the NOB ones I encountered (excepting 2). If I were to contemplate foot (bone) surgery which I have had about 20 times, I would never go to a podiatrist for this. The OP indicated "just looking for a regular old podiatrist type..nothing complicated" I'm sure the doctor I noted can handle this or even the staff at Dr. Georges.
  4. School of Podologos (sp?) http://colegiopodojalisco.com/colegio/
  5. https://somepomed.org/ Dr. Daniel Sanz - if you are seeking callus removal, ingrown nails, fungal control then he will come to your house 331 197 9322 In Mexico there are podologists (sp?)
  6. 3 pm Saturday or is it just me? Ajijic.
  7. Have you considered preparing/cooking food for your dog? You can find recipes on line. For dogs that need less protein a base of either/and brown rice, potato, yam, lentils is often used and then building on as advised by a vet; peas, green beans, fish, lamb, (beef), egg, flax meal, nutritional yeast, fish oil. Most of these are inexpensive locally. I have found cooking my mutt's food is cheaper and healthier than buying ready made.
  8. I am trying to help a Mexican family to find a good tutor capable of teaching the boys to read and write and do math. The emphasis is on reading. If the teacher can instruct English, that's a bonus. The papa, a single parent, is a good friend of mine and working partner. They have had a number of setbacks. Along with all local kids missing school due to covid, the 9 year old boy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (severe bone cancer) and his entire leg was amputated to save his life. You can imagine what a blow this was for all. The boy, his dad and uncle spent a month in Guadalajara in hospital and the younger boy had to float between baby sitters. I would like to help them out as best I can. My (un)talents in Spanish prevent the teaching role. The boys also require a daytime caregiver while dad works. The uncle is presently fulfilling this but needs to return to work. The best scenario is if the tutor and caregiver were one and the same person, however 2 individuals is acceptable. This is for the Ajijic area. Wages negotiable. If anyone knows of individuals thus talented or has advice, please send me a private message or email me at thegoodjob@hotmail.com (use subject tutor) I have asked the moderator to lock this post from receiving comments. Thanks in advance. ~ Tim
  9. Eeeeww! Now I know why my dog is cautious when she kills them.
  10. He is not there everyday and it is hit and miss connecting but there is another shop about 4 to 6 doors further with about the same prices for the same stuff. I bought an entire household (and casita) of furniture from the guy, 2 big beds, tables (4 big 4 small), 8 chairs, tons of shelves, 2 little tables with drawers, 4 dressers for around 14 - 15,000. I just coated them with linseed oil but you can mix in a bit of stain.
  11. I get all Netflix shows on Kodi.
  12. I was thinking the same thing (about there always being old folks at home) and wondering why the young guys knocking on my door are always in such a damn hurry for this old man to get there to see what they want. <grin>
  13. As I said to Mudgirl, of course they do.
  14. You misinterpreted my meaning. You may describe an individual as they are but their quality of character does not usually reflect their ethnicity. (as described better in my other post)
  15. Of course but are 'good natured' 'industrious' 'friendly' 'honest' cultural terms? To me these descriptions come from people who do not see the culture. I find these types of individuals everywhere along with dishonest, etc. One description I'd agree with is 'family oriented'.
  16. So you did view the multitude of Youtube videos doing just that?
  17. The time when 'gringo' becomes important is if I'm riding with my Mexican buddy and he pulls over to get a price on something, my white countenance sitting in the car jacks the price up.
  18. I think the term gringo was discussed previously. Supposedly it is from Spanish for Greek in origin and was used in Spain prior to the American-Mexican conflicts.
  19. Exactly. I get so tired of foreigners describing the 'Mexican' people. ('they' are so; this and that) They are all different just like all over the world.
  20. As I've noted before, I am happy with Kodi combined with Real Debrid on ILOX. Never any buffering 1080p. If you have a friend who knows computer download stuff, they can set it up. OR Youtube has many instructional videos. You need only computer and TV (or only computer). Kodi is free and Real Debrid is 36 Euros per year. You can watch current TV shows the day after airing, most current movies and you can search and watch most previous movies (1 year old +) and documentaries and TV series.
  21. Absolutely do not take the dog.
  22. When I presented the RFC on my deed at the vehicle license office, they said it was incorrect and sent me to another lineup to be issued the correct one. I know nothing of one on a bank statement. This was required to register a newly manufactured trailer. One of the top notarios around issued a RFC number to my Mexican buddy by looking it up using his CURP #. He said not all people with Curp numbers also have RFC but some do for certain requirements. It is 13 characters/digits inclusive of one's birthdate.
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