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  1. My instructions to change the PIN number CAME from Master Card/Bank of Montreal in Canada, where it's apparently easier to find a cash machine equipped to do this. I have to call them back now and request they open a new 12 hour window in which I can make the change. SOMEONE at Lakeside must have needed to make a pin change at some point; if you haven't done it here you needn't comment, because the location of such a machine is the only info I require.
  2. I still need to know if there's a machine somewhere at Lakeside where I can successfully change a pin number. The process is very simple; the problem is finding the machine. The alternatives are all very well but don't address my original question.
  3. Couple problems with suggestions so far. If the process includes inserting my old pin, I'm screwed from the get-go, `cause forgetting it was the reason the card got blocked in the first place. Also, I'm not smart-phone literate. I do everything I can on my laptop because the phone I have would be, at best, somewhere in the "borderline" range on the Wechsler scale. 8G Memory, not enough to load any apps and holds about 2 photos. Appreciate the helpful intention, in any case. Maybe the Santander machine also handles international credit cards, like if a Canadian wanted a cash advance? As to online banking, I don't have an account anymore with the bank that issued the card, tho I check and download my statement through their site. Now I've locked myself out of THAT because I tried too many times to enter my password from memory. Friday 13th running true to form...
  4. Trying to change the PIN on my Canadian Mastercard, which requires a call to Canada, a loooong hold, and a request to approve a 12 hour window in which to do so. I've called twice and tried 5 different machines in all; at least two of these displayed Interac & Mastercard symbols, but every machine told me they were "temporarily unable to contact my financial institution." This wasn't just one day and maybe bad internet, but 2 attempts, 3 or 4 weeks apart. So... 3rd time lucky? Has anyone else succeeded in accomplishing a change, and at which machine? Please specify location details. I'm getting pretty frustrated.
  5. I used to buy at Superlake and check regularly for them now, but haven't seen any since they reopened after their pandemic closure. If they have "lots in all sizes" as Ferret stated, where are they hiding them?
  6. Almost never go that way; thru-town traffic from the east end's just too frustrating. I vote for a 3rd location in San Antonio, also with parking!
  7. Guess no one else has a suggestion. Thanks for the input, everyone, but who is Santiago, please and where would I find him and his cheeses?
  8. Looking to address a B12 deficiency. There used to be someone in Ajijic Centro who gave shots, but I also heard some scare stories about those. Anyone know where else they might be available/who would administer? Alternatively, would like to find a source for sublingual spray supplement; patient doesn't do so well with pills...
  9. Where can I find the kind of queso fresco that will fry up golden brown outside and stay soft on the inside? I want it for hors d'ouevres, i.e. topped with tomato, avocado, olives, ham, etc. The last time I bought something that looked more like goat cheese and was a gooey disaster in my saute pan, tho it was labeled "queso fresco." It didn't look right but there wasn't another option...
  10. Sorry, don't like the Pillsbury at all - taste isn't appealing. I use Walmart's puff pastry for a variety of things, but I'm a purist when it comes to cinnamon buns. My original question was whether you could still get the bread dough (masa) at Walmart and if so, when, because I remember it wasn't always available. Also, could I freeze it raw and use later? Don't think anyone addressed any of this, tho I appreciate the suggestions for alternates.
  11. It's been a long time and I'm craving cinnamon buns. I used to get dough from Walmart for them but can't remember - do I ask for "Masa for pan" or "masa for bolillos" or does it even matter? And could I freeze it at home until I"m ready to make? I remember it often started to rise in transit... I mostly order online now for delivery, but not sure the dough is available that way. Does anyone else locally sell frozen dough in small quantities, i.e. enough for a single loaf or batch of buns?
  12. Sorry, would you mind specifying which town we're talking about here? I'm up to 2 non-working printers now and extremely frustrated.
  13. Where can I buy good lard for frying, baking, etc., NOT the mongrel mixture from Walmart? Any brand suggestions?
  14. Thanks everyone. I looked on Amazon and I now understand why people don't sew anymore - who pays the equivalent of $10 (USD!) for a spool of thread? I guess I haven't price-checked for a while but need to have something on hand just for basic mending. I'm off to the papeleria...
  15. I'm running out of my basic colours and need to restock. Where are the mercerias in Ajijic and San Antonio, or is there another source? I used to get it at the tianguis, but I've been avoiding the crowds there and it's not the best quality anyway.
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