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Everything posted by RVGRINGO

  1. We are hastening our own extinction. Neither we animals, nor our crops, can adapt to a changed temperature range, or to a different composition of the air we breathe and the water we drink. Societal ignorance and disregard for these facts will be fatal to more than just humanity.
  2. If you are not actively working for an employer, I think you can be comfortable stating that you are "retired" and living from your investments, etc.
  3. As long as we keep running in circles..........
  4. Time is an artificial concept, which does not really exist in any one spot. Move a bit, and your concept of time must change. Of course, if you move fast enough, as you follow the setting sun, you can keep your apparent time constant, and the sun will appear to have stopped.
  5. You could specify the brand of oil for your oil change. Yup! They had the containers, but one might be advised to see if they were sealed, as new. Then, they once put in an extra quart! I made them correct that "error". Never went back; but that was many years ago........perhaps things are different now.
  6. Driving for more than three decades, before computers existed, precise alignments were accomplished by many mechanic shops, dealerships, etc. I am sure that option still exists nearby. Ask around; maybe at S&S, for a recommendation.
  7. In Mexico, a "Notario" is a lawyer who deals in wills, real estate transfers, etc.
  8. I do remember....even before that time. It even surprises me, sometimes.
  9. I also suggest Esteban. He is fantastic, prompt, and does not overcharge. Nice family and excellent ironwork, functional or artistic/decorative.
  10. The origin of the problem was the OP's inability to read Spanish, even though he recognized the relationship of the charge to a medical procedure which had just been done. It would have helped if he had asked at the source of the treatment, or even asked someone to tell him that he was charged by "Head and Neck Clinnic". Jumping to conclusions is often ill advised.
  11. They may have been put in the gollywumpus box, or still be on the bench in the 'gone haywire room'. You will have to ask them.
  12. Stored in a small container that is not full to the top can result in condnsation of water accumulating, as suggested above. The vehicle tank also qualifies a a similar small container, which may only be used seasonally.
  13. That explains our situation perfectly. We remain trapped in the USA by our age-related medical needs.
  14. Exploding cohetes are more like an invitation for you to join the fun with friends and to make new ones. Everything from a family birthday party to a large religious fiesta, etc. Everyone is welcome.
  15. Our dog was born in 2005, while we were living in Chapala, and is still with us 16.5 years later, in spite of her breed's expected lifespan of up to 16 years. Perhaps it is due to her calm disposition and being born into a cohete environment, where she never flinched at the explosions. Some say that a dog mimics its master's reactions to such events. I think that may be true, as those who complain about cohetes seem to have dogs who are also upset about them. Cohetes are just another part of Mexico's culture, and expats should learn to accept that fact. Asi es la vida.
  16. My guess is that Andy has never driven a big rig with air brakes.
  17. Let your fingers wander on your map, or look at a map online. That will help more than anything else, and will also give you names and numbers, as well as mental images of the route. You can even print images of appropriate interchanges, if you wish.
  18. Sadly, your suspicions may be well founded. That parking lot has been the site of such sudden disabling malfunctions for many years. Once you leave your vehicle, any observer knows that you may be gone for quite a while. Typical in-store time is about 45 minutes; more than enough to slip under a car, disconnect something, then relax and wait for you to return, and conveniently offer to help and to save you a bundle.
  19. Absolutely beautiful! It took me back some 45 years to the final days of our South Pacific sailing adventure. We actually sold the schooner in Ali Wai, Honolulu, four years after sailing out of Gloucester, MA. Those were good years. Thanks for bringing them back.🤘
  20. I would assume that the nearest VW dealership's service department could answer that question.
  21. The most common cause of a "bad smell" from your water is Hydrogen Sulfide, which may be from the well servicing your area, or even from your own aljibe being dirty for a very long time. If you have a faucet location that is directly from the street water, before your aljibe and/or tinaco, check to see if it smells. If it does, it is from the water supply. If not, the smell is from your own system.
  22. During our 13+ years in Chapala, we had UV and filtration at our first house in Ajijic, and our longer residence in Chapala Centro. We are now still alive; which is not the case for most of our contemporaries from 1937-1948. I don't know that any of them died from arsenic, or any other water-born causes resulting from living in Mexico and enjoying live there to the fullest. Asi es la vida..........que se continua.
  23. Don't take the revolver out of your house. You probably know that.
  24. The unvaccinated are dying. I thought about that. My wife got her third shot this morning, and I am just waiting for the Moderna green light.
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