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  1. Does Dermika take credit cards? I'd like to use my canadian mastercard for services and prescriptions.
  2. For several years we have been getting firewood from a guy/family who come around on spec to our house in Riberas from time to time. They have stopped by a couple of times in the last month, but we told them we have plenty of wood for the time being, and to come back in the New Year. However, with the colder-than-normal weather, we are using up our wood, and may need a supply earlier than that. We would like to stick with the same people if possible, but don't have a way to get in touch with them. We have always relied on their dropping by. I hope, from the clues below, that someone will recognize them and pass on some contact information: -the father used to come by, in his truck, but he died perhaps three years ago -we think one of the brother's name is Victor -one young brother stops by our house in Riberas on his bike when he asks us about buying wood -they have brought us starter kindling (the sap-heavy stuff) which they say comes from Jocotepec from time to time. Anyone recognize this family and have contact info? Thanks
  3. We're looking for someone to do what we think is a reasonably small job: one of our upper kitchen cabinets appears to be slipping down at one side. There are no visible anchors holding the box in place, so we need someone who might know how such a cabinet box was constructed to loosen it or take it down, and then reinstall it. I don't think a maestro carpenter is needed, but someone with some tools and ability who is willing to take on a smallish job. We're in Riberas. Any recommendations?
  4. Our garage doors need to be repaired or replaced. The original doors are wrought-iron fretwork, but a former owner faced them with plain metal sheets, riveted to the original doors for privacy These sheets are beginning to rust and come away at the seams, so we either need to replace them or perhaps replace the whole pair of doors with something more interesting. Obviously, looking around at all the different designs in the region, there must be a number of places that specialize in making (or renovating?) these doors, but I don't know any names. Do I go to any metalworker? Does anyone have recommendations? Thanks.
  5. We haven't been here for 18 months and were surprised that Dusty Chicken (and several other food stands) are no longer on the lateral near Walmart. Are they still in business somewhere else? I love their partiular recipe .
  6. We're arriving by car on Saturday afternoon, and today in Texas got a chip in our windshield. Nowhere to get it fixed before we cross the border tomorrow. Is there somewhere in Chapala or area where we can get the chip filled? I don't think it's big enough to need a new windshield. Thanks
  7. Eugene Levy on SCTV first took the Littlest Hobo song and made it a slow ballad, in the persona of a lounge singer character he played. I remember listening to the lyrics for the first time when he did that, and thinking they were better than I'd realized before.
  8. Mirna at Ajijic Rentals (Continental Realty) has managed our home, with us in it and empty, for 11 years. She is excellent.
  9. BeeBee: Dr Daniel speaks perfect English. Very personable, good sense of humor, very thorough, and gentle.
  10. Walmart and Soriana have both carried the eggcrate things in the past. sm1mex's idea of showing clerks a picture is a good one. Also, the mattress store on the carreterra carries duvets and things. Perhaps they have what you want?
  11. 'OHIP or other provinces are usually happy to pay for what would have cost a lot more in Canada.' Ferret, The OHIP out-of-country emergency medical coverage is a lot more limited than I, or most people, understand. Two years ago, I had a meniscus tear resulting from an accident, and the doctor recommended I have arthroscopic surgery ASAP, as I could not drive (could barely walk) and we drive to Mexico and back with our two dogs. I had the procedure, which involved an MRI, an overnight hospital stay, and some appointments after the surgery. I submitted all the paperwork to OHIP, including all doctor's paperwork, and a claim for about $3000. I received a cheque for $33 (the initial doctor's appointment) and was told I should have flown back and had the work done in Ontario. I looked into appealing, but when I looked at a number of appeal decisions (you can see them online) I realized that virtually nobody who appealed under the OHIP out-of-country rules received any compensation at all, and a number of them were truly emergency cases where they didn't, in my mind, have alternatives to medical treatment in the foreign land. I was able to submit my claims against my income tax for the year, and received some recompense. That experience taught me not to rely on OHIP for out-of-country emergency medical, and is why I am looking into alternatives now.
  12. I am 67 years old, a Canadian who spends just under 180 days each year Lakeside. I own a house and have my Permanente. I understand I am eligible for Seguro Popular, and intend to apply as soon as I arrive in November. I have OHIP in Ontario, but no additional health insurance that covers me out of province. I would like to look into additional insurance covering my time in Mexico each year, but do not need a 12 month annual policy. I have hypertension (under good control with medication for over 25 years) and take a blood thinner prophylactically as I had a clot in my leg less than a year ago. Could anyone advise me as to options to look into? I have done some research, but end up more confused than edified when I search online.
  13. I'm coming down in early November, and wish to sign up (I have my Permanente). When, after signing up, does coverage become active? I'd like to arrange with a facilitator in advance, so I can do this as soon after arriving as possible.
  14. Computer Guy - I am trying to follow your post and figure out where this outage will be, but for the life of me I can't place San Lorenzo. Any hint you can give will be appreciated. Thanks
  15. Six trips from the border and back, and several winters Lakeside, and we've been stopped perhaps 6 times. Four times we got away with a warning (once with some heavy hints for mordida, which we pretended not to understand and insisted on the ticket, with lots of protestations of regret for whatever the infraction was) and two times we got well-deserved tickets. Paid promptly in the legal way, and went about our lives. Mostly, just accept the cop's judgment and insist on a ticket if s/he doesn't appear to want to let you off with a warning. If s/he talks about all the hassles to you in paying tickets, and that it can be settled at the curb, just keep saying you'll take the ticket. S/he'll either give up or give you the ticket. If you pay it within 7(?) days, it's 1/2 the fine. Seldom is the infraction more than the mordida (bribe) would be, and you keep everything honest and the wheels of justice roll on.
  16. I've sent you a private message, with particular advice.
  17. You might want to check with the folks at Lakeside Little Theatre. I know they were looking for a large number of books for a show in the upcoming season. I would help you with this but I am north for a few more months.
  18. We use Carmen and Luis on a regular basis. Knowledgeable and reliable.
  19. On the occasional times I've needed a taxi Lakeside, I have always found their rates very reasonable. Cost of gas, car maintenance, small population, etc put lots of pressures on people trying to earn an honest living. I feel no need to undercut that by searching out alternatives.
  20. Hoping for an update on this post from March. Or any other info on an acupuncturist Lakeside. Thanks.
  21. stuphel

    Fish Tacos

    We're currently up north, but I'm craving good fish tacos, and my favourites are either lunch/comida only (Lake Taco), long gone (Magana's, Just Chillin'). Can you suggest your favourite fish tacos places, open at supper time? And what makes a good fish taco in your mind?
  22. Maincoons, how long were your tiles in place before you needed to reseal the grout? Can you recommend a particular grout that does the job? Thanks.
  23. I'm sick of redoing my roof every few years, and am considering any possible alternatives. I wondered about tiling the flat part of my roof, but know that this doesn't seem to be a popular option. Does anyone have any experience living in a house with a tiled roof, or know any reason why this may (or may not) be a good idea? The flat part of my roof (about 1/2 the roof total) does have drainage for rain water.
  24. Ken - I am curious as to where you got the information that OHIP will not pay anything unless you have supplemental insurance while in Mexico. That was not my understanding, but I could well be wrong.
  25. Ive been very happy with Dr. Daniel. He lives and works in Guadalajara, but comes to care for his Lakeside clients every Monday. I have seen him monthly for a couple of years. He comes to your home. email aztirat@hotmail.com cell 33 1197 9322 Excellent English. Good 'bedside' manner.
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