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  1. I've found between Google, Amazon, E-bay and YouTube, you can find parts and instructions on how to repair almost anything. If you can find the parts and get them shipped in, you can always find someone here to do the work.
  2. Just watching TV at 3am. There is snow in some parts of the US. Isn't it great that we can bitch about the SNOWBIRDS instead of the SNOW....... I'll put up with snowbirds in exchange for the weather any day
  3. I lived on Hildago, just a couple of houses from 6 corners. parking was always at a premium. There was a family that owned a bodega across the street and we had a deal. They parked their truck in front of my garage. If I wanted out I just walked across the street and they would back the truck out, I'd get out and tell them roughly how long I'd be gone. When I came back, I'd beep the horn and he'd move the truck, I'd get in the garage and he'd park in front of the doors again. It worked great. He had a guaranteed parking spot and I knew who was parked there. The kids played soccer in the street and they'd kick the ball over the wall. I'd let them in to get the ball and if it was in one of the trees, go get a pole to get it out. They were always polite and always said thanks. In a year, I never had any problems at all. About 6 months after I left, the people that rented it next saw me and were bitching and moaning about the neighborhood. He had called the cops several times about people parking in front of the garage and he said he had a big collection of soccer balls. They had been robbed twice and were very unhappy. I never had any of those problems. The kids stood guard while I was gone. They knew that I was a good guy that always got their ball back. Being a good neighbor works almost everywhere in the world, including Mexico.
  4. I do auditing of apartment rates in the US over the net. Most apartments (2 br) charge $45-65 a month for water, sewer, trash. Electrical will average $100-200 a month depending on climate and type of stove. I hear these prices and just cringe. My average electrical bill per YEAR is around $200US. Electricity may be "expensive" in MX, but you use a lot less because of the climate
  5. I went to dinner the other night and noticed that the prices were up about 10%. When the bill came, I noticed that I got the old price. When I asked the owner, he winked and said "Snowbird prices". And, no, I'm not going to tell you where this happened.......
  6. They do help support the economy, although not as much as in the past. More than anything else, they bring new topics of conversation. I dearly love listening to them bitch about things NOB
  7. As long as they bring lots of money to support the local economy, I'll just wear earplugs and smile. Snowbirds are like boats. Two good days. They day they arrive and the day they leave.
  8. I left Salvadors this morning headed home. I have to turn left onto the Carreterra. Since the cross road is wide there, I pull up into the center and put on my blinker. That way, there is enough room for someone turning right to get by me on the right and a full lane on the left for people turning in. Traffic is heavy and a guy is on my right trying to turn right. There is still a full lane to my left. Suddenly, I look up and a woman in a land yacht is turning left off the Carreterra headed directly at both of us. Where she thought she was going was beyond me, there was plenty of room to my left. Now, she has a mini gridlock going on, blocking everyone in all directions I backed up and let her in. When she passed, I checked the tag. Yep, a Snowbird. I do hope she brought plenty of money to spend and improve the economy.........
  9. I did a survey on motorcycles and found that 7 out of 8 do not wear helmets unless it is raining. I watched a guy and gal where the gal was on the back, carrying a helmet.
  10. Peachtree City, Ga was set up for golf carts. You weren't supposed to drive on the regular roads but you could go anywhere on golf cart trails. Only place I ever saw
  11. I used to buy and flip houses in the Atlanta area. I bought a house with a full basement that had a door to a small room that was under the front porch. It had a steel door and poured concrete walls and a concrete roof. I have no idea why it was there. Wine cellar, panic room? When I was selling the house, I sat a bookcase in front of the door and no one ever suspected the room was there. Once I had a buyer, I showed him it was there. In Western NC, there's a lot of big "summer houses" that are empty a good part of the year. It is not unusual for them to have a hidden room to store valuables over the winter. I know of one that has a full "safe door" on it. I've seen closets will a false wall on one side and a space big enough to hid a gun cabinet in.
  12. If you are talking about a 50" TV or laptop, you can't hide them. You can just lock them up but if I have some time, they would be mine. Go on Google and put in "hiding valuables" and then DON'T use any of those places. Crooks use Google also. If it's easy to get to, it is easy to find. Think like a burglar. You have a limited amount of time, so where do you look? Then don't leave stuff there. Don't put it all in one place either. I had an aunt that died and she had 3 closets full of clothes. She kept $20 bills in the pockets. It took 2 of us 3 days to find most of the money. I used to keep $5000 in $100 bills under the rug in the living room when I lived NOB. I also kept $5000 in my post office box. I wouldn't recommend that here. I just mailed an empty padded envelope, removed it, put the money in and put it back in place. Available anytime, day or night. There's a lot of spare space in some appliances. No one will steal a toaster. My mother used to have a red tool box that sat on the fireplace hearth. If you looked in, there was a tray with tools, under that was more tools. Under the piece of cardboard, she has the bottom full of $20 bills. It sat in full view of the world for decades. To really search a small house takes a police team a couple of days. A burglar only has a few hours at most.
  13. A few years ago, I came home and found my neighbor stringing razor wire everywhere. I stopped and asked him what was going on and he said "I got hit, they took everything" I thought "Aw, Gawd" My gardener told me the real story was that he and his wife had a fight, she moved out and then came back with her relatives and cleaned out the house. So, if you are married and have a fight, keep an eye on the furniture.........
  14. Before you invest in a big safe, you might want to read this article http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40760648 Nothing is safe anymore
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