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  1. yes, mom and pop stores are cheaper. I go to them all the time and avoid Walmart unless there is one item i cannot get elsewhere. All our mexican friends say the Oxxos are more expensive also. One time we went to the new Vevero in riberas on the mountain side, got a quote for a 5 foot Tabachin tree, $2,800 !!!!! ($140 US) Went down the road to another one,,,,same tree....$120 pesos ($6).....lol....better shop around. Us, like many probably, when we first moved here we think the prices are pretty cheap, at least reasonable, then when you have friends with the locals, you realize how much you are paying through the nose!!! Went to the "gringo" chopo lab...got a quote for 3 tests....then went to my lab in Chapala.....one third the price for the same 3 tests !!!
  2. just finished last week taking two mexican friends in their 20's to joco. Had to go early to get in line as they only take a few each day. Open at 8am, we were there by 6:30, 3 already in line. No appointment necessary. They were told what documents they needed. Had to return the next day....as we did very early, gave documents. Then one week later we returned for the actual new card. Yes it was for their 10 year renewal.
  3. does he have to go to loredo? Would Arizona do?
  4. $200 went today, chapala, excellent dr. Gringo landia is always more expensive. Went to Chopo lab recommended by gringo serving dr.,,,,3 times the cost of my lab in Chapala......Also, you can go to Similares pharmacy in chapala and go to their dr, just to the left of the pharmacy, I think 50 pesos, but not totally sure. Just know its very very low.
  5. Asked a local and he said it was a "manifestation"
  6. yes, it is like when we moved from California to a small town in Texas when i was a child. My father had a stove vent a hood installed in his restaurant. My dad asked the guy that installed it what it was made of and the guy said "well, it looks like lunyan but its really chrone" "lunyan" = Aluminum chrone=chrome......anyway we loved Texas and the people.
  7. Its the mexican way unfortunately. Many put their dogs out at night to find food as they dont have the money to feed them.....there is no law to keep them from doing it....at least it is not enforced. I had one like that and asked the woman if i could have her she said yes it is a gift to you and i gave her $200 pesos. Ive had her ever since......
  8. yes ive been here 12 years and also do turbo tax. no download necessary. I just go to the site, log in and do the taxes.
  9. Hello Drew. We switched to total play from telmex. It was awesome. then our grandson came to live with us, he is a serious gamer. The router is down stairs, not close, his gaming computer is upstairs. We got the extender from Total Play. He use to say the wifi in Texas was the best. Now he says this is awesome and probably the reason he wants to live here in mexico with us...lol...
  10. Hi Maincoons. Is the deadline to receive the discount the end of February or do you know??? thanks mucho
  11. I'm in the states right now. I tried it and a red message came up and said "message not sent. Tap to try again" It will not send. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks
  12. Yes, the wicked have been conspiring since the earth cooled.
  13. And that young man is single and took his neice as a baby and has raised her while in a wheel chair ever since. She is 15 now. I wonder how many of us would do that. I have utmost respect for him and he always has a smile on his face.
  14. ok, Ibarra. I must have not read it correctly. I didnt see "fly to" but will re-read it. Thank you so very much.
  15. Unvaccinated Americans traveling from overseas will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before returning home and show proof that they have bought a test to take after arriving in the United States." Does anyone know if the above applies JUST to those flying???? Or to those crossing by land also????
  16. Hi Paula, weve always had a box fan on high or mediam by our heads at night to "white noise" dogs, parties, fireworks. We hear nothing. Have you tried that? If cold we face the fan towards the wall and works great.
  17. We personally know him and the "father" for many years. Wont tell details here, but bad news. Just a word to the wise.
  18. yes, we know him. Wont tell you details here. but best not to trust him.
  19. Has anyone taken their small dog in a little carrier on one of the buses to the border? I know what their rules say that they must be under the bus. BUT on our city bus many times I'v had my small dog and the driver doesnt care. So I was hoping maybe I could pay him a little to overlook her. She never barks, ever, is very small and sleeps all the time. The carrier looks like a cold drink carrier. Has anyone had experience? I will not fly.
  20. Has anyone taken their small dog in a little carrier on one of the buses to the border? I know what their rules say that they must be under the bus. BUT on our city bus many times I'v had my small dog and the driver doesnt care. So I was hoping maybe I could pay him a little to overlook her. She never barks, ever, is very small and sleeps all the time. The carrier looks like a cold drink carrier. Has anyone had experience? I will not fly.
  21. Oh YES, I responded to you too soon. Now I remember yes there were two ladies there when I was there getting their Covid tests.
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