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  1. Real lard is also the secret to a good pie crust......and lots of other tasty things. Baby back ribs and cornbread for lunch!
  2. There are also business visitors, sales reps, tech reps, as well as entertainers, clergy, Politicos, etc.............
  3. I just realized that I have not had any KoolAide since I was an impressionable child. Anyone else? I never even saw any of it available in Mexico, but it is obvious that it can be guzzled there without difficulty. It can be hazardous to one's health, considering its contents.
  4. Perhaps dcstroker is with Telcel; not Telmex. Could that be the confusion?
  5. Or....You can do the right thing. Protecting yourself and others is a serious responsibility, no matter where you may be. There are no indications that there is 'herd immunity', and little likelihood of an effective vaccine in the foreseeable future; if ever. The economies of the world must change to contact-free delivery, etc.
  6. Don't hold your breath........ Humanity will adapt, or possibly become extinct, as a viral pandemic is high on the list of possible causes of extinction. Nothing new there.
  7. The Cessna 172 is still the most popular airplane. I loved flying them and sometimes dream of having one of my own. It would be perfect for the 'commute', and for trips within Mexico. I wish...........
  8. Those who err are prone to take their frustrations out on others, as is evident here. When advice is offered, it may not always be what they wanted to hear. That fact cannot be avoided. An adverse reaction may cause others to avoid trying to help in the future. So be it......Mexico does have its rules, and we must live by them when we live in Mexico. That even includes leaving Mexico properly.
  9. Slainte reported the true facts, as he knew them. You appeared to challenge him without cause.
  10. Border restrictions for tourists crossing by land may have a huge impact, as is intended. The pandemic is not going away.
  11. Actually, he probably won't like the "correct answer". For years, I have strongly advised against taking a car out of Mexico without surrendering the Importada Temporal. If it failed, were wrecked, burned, or was stolen, the owner/importer would find himself in this same situation; unable to bring another foreign plated car into Mexico. But....if he has a non-Mexican wife, she could get a TIP for "her car", even if it were titled in both names.
  12. Aduana rules prohibit you from ever bringing another car into Mexico if you have a previous car "in Mexico", which is exactly what they assume at this point. They require that the previous car be present at the border, upon exit from Mexico, and that the Importada Temporal be surrendered. A receipt is provided to you, which you should keep forever as proof of the removal of that specific vehicle. They will not accept your "reasons" or excuses. So, the obvious solution is to drive the old car back to Mexico, straight to Banjercito at the border, turn in the Importada Temporal, get your receipt and take the car back out of Mexico. If you wish to buy a new car, you have two options. One is to drive back to Canada and make the purchase there, before taking the new car to Mexico on a new Importada Temporal. The other option would be to take a bus to your Mexican destination, and then buy a new car in Mexico (which you will not be allowed to drive in Canada. Your mistake has created this situation, and correcting it is not going to be easy or inexpensive......unfortunately. Just don't part with the old car, as you will need to produce it. That suggests that it might be wise to have it properly repaired by a dealership or a qualified automotive electrician in preparation for the trip back to Mexico.
  13. This thread may make you mad enough to spit. Just aim at the unmasked! It might scare some sense into them, as they currently appear to be quite senseless. That could be from sheer stupidity, or just a lack of education and analytical thinking skills. The first cannot be corrected, but it may be not too late for the second condition; unless one is of the opinion that learning a second language is beyond their ability due to age related deterioration. 🤷‍♂️
  14. Perhaps the same equipment is available from supply houses in Guadalajara; I don't know, but you could investigate. It is certainly a convenient and economical option, compared to needing full bottles delivered in exchange for empties. In your case, it appears that you do not need oxygen to go out, or that you just don't go out. Others may find the information helpful, as was my intent.
  15. If you can't do that, or if the seller refuses, do not buy that car!!!! Don't even give a down payment until you have gone to the Recaudadora together, and all of the paperwork has been inspected and approved. Then, they will make the transfer and you make the payment; not before.
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