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  1. If you've been to Walmart, Soriana, and Superlake, as well as checked Amazon (US & MX) & Mercado Libre with no success, you might need to sacrifice and make do. Next trip, pack your blades in your checked baggage.
  2. Not sure where you buy gas, but it's been under $20/lt in Chapala for almost a week.
  3. If you want to get home, I would leave immediately. Things are happening rapidly at this point.
  4. Ask the people at El Granero next to Gossips for items like that. It's harina de centeno.
  5. Your wife speaks Spanish as her first language. If you need more help, why not ask her?
  6. Add to that the burning and it makes me miserable.
  7. I don't know about your HP, but my Epson gives warnings when ink is low. It also has a self-diagnostic feature to check all functions when something isn't working right. Maybe yours does, too.
  8. This is the place to post.or respond to posts looking for sitters. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HousePetSittingMexico/
  9. It is nearly impossible to get across to many people in our community that the system is very quickly overwhelmed once this virus takes hold. Happyjillin was fortunate that his crisis happened sooner rather than later because I don't believe for a minute that we will dodge the bullet here. There will come a day in the not too distant future when care here will be triaged, too. Overheard at a local beauty shop today by a friend- "The stations are 10-12’ apart and they are never crowded... Here are some of the conversations I heard. 1. “Yes, I’m excited to be going to Mazatlan next week. There are 15 going. I’m a bit worried about a few of them, but IM GOING.”. 2a. It’s my birthday next month. We are having a big party! 2b. We booked a trip, but of all places it’s to Europe. It hasn’t cancelled, so there is still hope.”. Me: The group we were going with to Michoacan is STILL GOING There are careless, inconsiderate, me me me individuals walking among us every day. I, for one, am tired of people who know better being unwilling to do better!
  10. Dear Canadian, You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) service. To limit the spread of COVID-19, many countries have put in place travel or border restrictions and other measures such as movement restrictions and quarantines. Airlines have cancelled flights. New restrictions may be imposed with little warning. Your travel plans may be severely disrupted and you may be forced to remain outside of Canada longer than expected. Stay well informed about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by monitoring the media, listening to the local news and by following the instructions and recommendations of local authorities at all times. The Government of Canada advises all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. If you must travel: • Check your destination’s Safety and security, Entry/exit requirements and Health sections : https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico • Get the Government of Canada’s latest updates on COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht… • Check the Pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice: https://travel.gc.ca/…/health-saf…/travel-health-notices/221 If you are already outside of Canada: • Find out what commercial options are still available to return to Canada. Contact your airline or tour operator directly. Check their website for their current information. • Ensure that you have sufficient finances and necessities, including medication, in case your travels are disrupted. • Check with your travel insurance provider to know more about their policies related to COVID-19. • Find out if you are covered for medical treatment if you become infected with COVID-19 as well as for extended stays outside of Canada. • Canadians who have no available sources of funding have the option of applying for an emergency recoverable loan of up to $5,000 to help secure their timely return to Canada and to temporarily cover their life-sustaining needs while they work towards their return. Each application will be assessed according to its specific situation. Information on eligibility and how to apply will be communicated shortly to those registered in the Registration of Canadians Abroad database. For those returning to Canada: • The Government of Canada is asking all travellers entering Canada to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry. Exemptions to self-isolation for 14 days will be provided to healthy workers who provide essential services. • Contact your Provincial government to enquire if there are specific measures in place for citizens returning from international travel • Consult the Canada Border Services Agency website for additional information on screening measures for entering Canada https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/multimedia/ncov/menu-eng.html • Consult the measures taken by Transport Canada in response to COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/…/new-measures-for-covid-19-response.… The Public Health Agency of Canada is closely monitoring the situation, and Global Affairs Canada will provide updates as more information becomes available. Canadians should follow the advice of local health authorities and take precautions to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including frequent handwashing, practising proper cough and sneeze etiquette, and monitoring your health. Pandemic COVID-19 health notice is available at: https://travel.gc.ca/…/health-saf…/travel-health-notices/221 For the latest advice from the Government of Mexico regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.gob.mx/…/nuevo-coronavirus-2019-ncov-comunicado…, call 55-5337-1845 or 800-0044-800 or email ncov@dgepi.salud.gob.mx Your questions will be answered in Spanish and English by experts. Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance in Mexico should call the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City at +52-55-57247900 ext. 379-3348 or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at 613-996-8885. An email can also be sent to sos@international.gc.ca. The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously. It provides credible and timely information in its Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel or stay abroad. We encourage you to stay up to date on the latest travel advice and advisories for any country to which you plan to travel at www.travel.gc.ca, via the mobile TravelSmart application at www.travel.gc.ca/mobile, and via RSS feeds at www.travel.gc.ca/rss. If you are travelling, you are encouraged to update your ROCA file with your travel dates, destination, and contact information. Please share this important information with other Canadian citizens in your area. Encourage them to register with ROCA (https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration) to enable them to receive important safety updates from the Government of Canada. If you have left Mexico and have no intention to return there in the near future, please send an email to our Registration of Canadians Abroad email address at roca@international.gc.ca to end the registration of this trip in our system. Consular Section | Section consulaire | Sección consular mxicocs@international.gc.ca Telephone | Téléphone | Teléfono : (52) 55-5724-7900 ext. 379-3348 Facsimile | Télécopieur | Fax : (52) 55-5724-7943 Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec, 11560 Ciudad de México Embassy of Canada | Ambassade du Canada | Embajada de Canadá
  11. This is a mighty good time to learn to seperate needs wants from needs. There is a worldwide pandemic and that pandemic is here in our little corner of the world, too. And in spite of warnings that began appearing in January, we now have people crowding together in markets, supermarkets, and restaurants trying to stock up, fill up, all the while pretending all is well. You are fortunate that parking sucked today. You very well may have dodged a bullet. This week alone among my very small circle of friends two couples returned from extensive travels that involved multiple countries, multiple cruise ships, multiple airlines and airports and still they felt NO NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE! They have been busy in shops, restaurants, and seeing friends. This is just how ....deluded people can be. You will live without smoked salmon. I will live without donuts and bread from the bakery. My life is too precious to me and my concern for the wellbeing of others too great to take chances now. It's time to relax at home and wait this out. The option is grim in a community of the most vulnerable.
  12. People other than Canadians now need to worry about more than entering the U.S.- https://globalnews.ca/news/6682040/coronavirus-trudeau-address-nation/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalToronto
  13. Eric/David apparently thinks we're all a bunch of imbeciles that can't or don't read.
  14. Dra. Jessica Flores is fluent in both languages. I highly recommend her and she will be less expensive than a translator.
  15. Without being asked or required, ALL travelers to or from any destination should self-quarantine for a minimum of two weeks. Listening to some returnees to our own community spout that they didn't have a fever when they landed, so they're all good to socialize angers me.
  16. A guy bought my dremel two weeks ago who does just that, but I didn't get his name and number.
  17. They sell them in the automotive section at Soriana.
  18. See that "Short Refund Period" part? It totally sucks to have a mere 7 days to see if it works for you and your needs. I lost a chunk of change because of that.
  19. To PM someone, click on their name which will take you to a page with all their info and activity. Click on the envelope marked "message" and write. To receive your messages, click on the envelope at the top of the page which is your mailbox. Suerte!
  20. Paying at OXXO is risky. Unlike PayPal or a credit card, once money is sent through OXXO there is no disputing it or retrieving it. Friends lost $4000 pesos when paying this way. Mercado Libre had no way to retrieve it either.
  21. Please be aware that many expats travel extensively. They should self-quarantine for a minimum of two weeks when returning to Mexico. If you know people who have been abroad, please make it crystal clear that they put others at great risk if they do not do this. We all know by now that people can be carrying the virus without being symptomatic.
  22. I found the food to be inedible. The pizza crust could well be the packaged crust with sauce sold in Soriana. It has the exact markings an the bottom. The pasta...okay, I admit pasta is not my thing, but it's seriously difficult to totally miss the mark with pasta, but they manage. Enjoyable atmosphere with barely decent service. And for those who think it's "a new gem" it's been there for two years, mas o menos.
  23. Here is a link to the app. https://www.att.com/features/myatt-app.html Darn near anything you want to do can be done on an app these days. Personally, my cell is my lifeline. I move money on apps, pay CFE and Telmex via apps, and buy airtime from Telmex on an app. If she's not using a smartphone yet, she should make the switch. Living here is 100 times easier with one than without.
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