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  1. I agree, that language is the key, but it is not the only consideration. When we first bought a home in Ajijic, we soon discovered that local prices were as much as 40% higher than we could find in Guadalajara, Tonala, or Tlaquepaque; places most would think might be more expensive. At that time, we had no Spanish & had to rely on marked prices for hardware, appliances, etc., but I always dickered for larger purchaces of multiple appliances. Later, after selling that home and buying in Chapala, I had some Spanish and more experience. What a difference! Even poor Spanish will gain you a certain amount of respect for trying, and making progress. People suddenly become more helpful, and much more friendly. I admire their patience!
  2. The schedule is just above your posted question......
  3. Your Mexican insurance will not cover you in the USA !!! What you have is an additional policy by a USA insurance company, attached to your Mexican policy. It may very well cover you in Canada, as it is a USA policy. Read it........Ask your agent, etc. If it does, you can probably drive your Mexican plated car in Canada for a month, as you posted above. Be sure to carry your Mexican license, residency visa, etc.
  4. You can either shop in Guadalajara, or contact Hall Microcomputers, as they come to Lakeside twice a month & will diliver, if they have them. They have a website.
  5. Only Dr. Valenzuela can tell you, after his diagnosis & treatment plan. You can have full faith in him as an excellent surgeion and a really nice guy. I speak from experience with him as my surgeon for a major procedure. excellent outcome!
  6. That is very true! When we renovated our place in Chapala, we were living there. First, we were cooking on a veranda with an old door on two sawhorses and one plug. Later, we moved into a guest room off the courtyard, then into the casita, and eventually into the house. We enjoyed the entire process and loved our interactions with the contractor, the maestro and the workers. We learned much!
  7. I seem to recall a shop on Madero, or on Lopez Cotilla next to the mercado publico, in Chapala, which carried all sorts of spices. You will need their Spanish names & can find them at rollybrook.com, in a compendium of food names. The search is half the fun!
  8. You might try Dawn detergent, which is my favorite method for cleaning almost anything. Find a hidden spot for a test; rinse and dry completely with towels. You may have to do the entire area, as suede will darken after being wet. Most leather cleaners seem to be designed for anything but suede & may contain oils. I would avoid them. Even soap and water is taking a chance with suede, but you seem ready to accept the need for eventual recovering.
  9. Sorry about the spelling. I beg forgiveness. I also beg for new eyes! One is useless and the other is legally blind. So, I don't edit well.
  10. Calcium Carbonate = Chaulk. Colors are optional.
  11. Have you checked to see if the tube surfaces are clean? If they are dusty & dirty, the sun will not be very effective in heating the water.
  12. I suggest that you figure out how to officially cancel that "TIP", and start over again when that is accomplished. In Mexico, they are very strict about all official documents having matching names...precisely & exactly matching names.
  13. One of my fondest memories is of a visit to Cade's Cove in the Smokey Mountains of TN, just west of NC, for the annual folk music festival. If I recall, it is the third weekend every September. It is remote in more than just geography. Loved it!
  14. If you haven't yet tasted a huarache, they are always delicious at cenaduria Elba in Chapala. It may be the only place you can get them in the area. Delicious! However, they are not practical for canoe trips, and cannot be ordered before 7PM.
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