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  1. The only one we encountered mid-week was on the far side of San Juan Tecomatlan heading to Mezcala.
  2. They stopped moving people quite a while ago.
  3. Ferret, may I please have the address of iShop you had it sent to? Do you have it sent with your name % iShop or what? Possibly a stupid question, but does all mail sent to that address come to the iShop here in SAT?
  4. Given the increased use of the internet due to QuedaEnCasa the system has been reported by Telmex as "unstable". Be glad when you have it, report it to Telmex when you don't.
  5. Until there is a well proven vaccine that I have had, as well as cheap treatment that has been tried on thousands without side effects my butt will remain parked. We cannot afford , physically or financially, to be sick, and mentally I cannot bear the thought of spreading the virus.
  6. Seguro Popular no longer exists. The fee to see a good doctor here is extremely reasonable and one should have a relationship with one for a variety of reasons. No way could you pay me to spend hours waiting to see a Dr. in a local clinic right now. Seriously, not worth the risk.
  7. How is your "practically impossible" more important than the perceived need of the other person to park there? If it is in front of a gate, one would assume it is the gate and residence of the person parking and they have a right to do so. When leaving, give yourself an extra minute or two to maneuver out of your parking space and keep a peaceful relationship with your neighbor. They could be doing something(s) far more disturbing to your peace.
  8. It's beyond outrageous, but we shall not get political here. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
  9. All roads into the area are blocked. You will be asked to show proof of residency. If you cannot prove residency you will be refused entry. Mexico is just entering Phase 3 and I would think restrictions on movement will get tougher, not more relaxed in the coming weeks. There are exceptionally good reasons for staying put right now, not the least of which is not bringing the virus to this area. Just because you "feel fine" means nothing and your Uber driver or anyone from Guad is likely a rolling petri dish.
  10. Who cares? You are a selfish, inconsiderate individual for ignoring what little has been asked of you by your community and the country that gave you a place to live. May you be lucky and avoid contagion and that is the nicest thing I can find to say.
  11. They had a "giveaway" event in the pavilion at the office. I don't recall how the information about the event was disseminated, but most likely by email. All you had to do was give them your address and they gave you a brand new Infinitum modem. At the time, our house was still being rehabbed and we certainly didn't know why this was such a big deal. I do now.
  12. Good point. It's been a while since I've used the website and I remember that learning to navigate it took me some time, even using Chrome. For me, it was like shuffling through a huge pile of papers to find the one page I needed. I like to open the App (no sign in needed) and the image that comes up is what I owe or don't owe. The words PAGAR and RECIBOS are easy to see on the same page. It is good we have options because we don't always have electricity or internet service...jajaja. Thank goodness cell service is still pretty reliable.
  13. It clearly works for those who know how to use it. Be patient, take a deep breath, and try the APP again. Remember, one mis-keyed or made up number and they won't accept your registration. And, if you don't know a word like "lada" take a moment and look it up for gosh sakes.
  14. Use. The. App Seriously, it is 100 times easier and what it takes forever to accomplish on the computer is over and done in a minute or two.
  15. We all received new modems three years ago after the new wiring for the hotel across the way included the Haciendas. I doubt they're going to give us all new ones this soon after the last distribution.
  16. Please. If you are anywhere other than here, stay put! Thus far we are not in the middle of a crisis because of strong, positive actions by our Governor and Mayor. Everything non-essential is closed and no one was allowed into the area for Semana Santa. The roadblocks were very effective. All malecons are closed, all restaurants are closed except for take-out or delivery, all trails are closed, and most people are remaining in their homes as instructed. I do not see this magically changing on May 1st. The mayor has politely asked all Paisanos (people from the area living NOB) to NOT return home for their annual visits. He has also politely asked ALL extranjeros to NOT travel NOB and return to this area. That, my friend, would include that people already NOB remain there. To give you an idea of what a tragedy this might become here, the regional hospital is PROUD to have 10-ventilators. TEN. For the entire population of the lake, both north and south shores. Guadalajara? The infection rate there is steadily climbing as is the death toll, so if any of the locals are looking there for medical care, best of luck. I know this isn't the information you asked for, but you need to know that now is not the time to come here, especially from a country with one of the highest infection rates in the world, if not the highest. Queda en Su Casa- alli, no aqui.
  17. We also reported to Telmex from CH and although the intermittent connectivity issue has seemingly been resolved, we've dropped from a steady 14-15 to half that. You reported a day before us, I believe, so maybe they're "working on it".
  18. $75/hr and we employ him throughout the year. Some want him only sometimes and to our way of thinking, that is not fair to him. We also give him an extra $500 from time to time and $1000 in December, as well as un prestamo whenever he asks.
  19. If you're addressing Sonia, you might look up http://www.soniadiaz.mx/ She is perhaps the most well informed poster on this board and many others.
  20. UPDATE: It was nice while it lasted, but then back to connected..not connected..connected...not connected. This time I called and they said the "system is unstable". No shit, Sherlock!! "They'll be working on it." I used the report feature on the Telmex app about 5:00 last night and things are much improved today. You need to understand and write spanish to use it effectively.
  21. In the face of the extreme importance to the entire community that we remain at home for an extended period of time, that people install and use the CFEContigo App on their smartphones. Don't have a smartphone? If ever there was a time that calls for this absolutely necessary tool, this is it. You cannot trust you'll have electricity or internet and if you get sick, how do you think you can get help (what little help might be available??) without a cell phone? No one should be running to OXXO or Walmart to pay bills and it troubles me that so many extranjeros simply don't or won't accept the fact that they need to plant their butts in their easy chairs and stay the F at home. If you aren't concerned for your own life, please understand that your selfishness will send ripples outward. Oh, I highly recommend reading up on what the end of life with the pneumonia from this virus looks like. I wouldn't wish that death on anyone. Queda en Casa= Remain at Home!!
  22. Why pay monthly for what you can have for free with a Firestick? IMO, that's dumb. We're both numpties with tech stuff and within a day or two had more TV, movies, sports, live news etc. than we'll ever watch with a Firestick (bought new from Amazon.mx)
  23. Given the current situation...fly north and a necessary self quarantine of two weeks. Then a week of whatever they plan to do. Fly south and a necessary self quarantine of two weeks before leaving the house. Why do I think there's not a chance in hell they'll abide by this?
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