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  1. We have been battling ants in our kitchen for years here at Lake Chapala. So far, everything we’ve tried has failed. Suggestions?
  2. Any recommendations for urologists based Lakeside? Please include contact info, if possible. Thanks in advance for any help on this.
  3. I have been having a problem with my Motorola smart phone (moto g(7)). I buy time from Telcel two months at a time. For about a month, everything works OK. Then, suddenly, when I try to make a call, I get a screen message "call ended" shortly after I dial and the phone will not make any further outgoing calls, giving the same "call ended" screen message. However, other functions on the phone continue to operate properly. I have had to take the phone into a Telcel office repeatedly. They do some sort of magic on it, which they have never been able to explain coherently to me, and the phone then works fine until it's time to buy more time. At one point, the Telcel office insisted that the problem was a weak/faulty antenna. I finally had them replace it, but, once again, the same problem re-occurs. I only use my phone as an emergency device and keep it turned off other than to make an outgoing call or to occasionally check my emails or look something up on Google while I am out and about. Has anyone else had a similar problem and, if so, did you come up with a solution? Does anyone have any suggestions about a reliable cell phone repair service that I can consult on such problems?
  4. I've got an appointment for an eye operation in Guadalajara May 12 and I'm looking for a reliable driver who can take me there, wait until the outpatient operation is done, and return me to Ajijic. Any recommendations? Please include contact info for the driver. Also cost, if known. Thanks for any help on this!
  5. I'm looking for vitamin stores in the North Shore/Chapala area that carry Zeaxanthin, a supplement that, in combination with Lutein, helps fight macular degeneration. My usual store (the one next to Telmex on the Ajijic carretera) is currently out of stock and doesn't expect any more shipments for a week or two. I've also checked the store next to Superlake, but they don't carry Zeaxanthin. Any leads?
  6. I appreciate the advice but...which main drag? Where? Ajijic? Chapala? Elsewhere? Near which corner? A little more detail would be useful. Thanks.
  7. I looked up ViLuMa on Google and noticed some comments on Chapala.com from people who have used them: https://www.chapala.com/webboard/index.php?/topic/80578-vi-lu-ma-experience/ Almost all the comments were about poor service, repeated no shows, inaccurate measurements, etc. The comments were from people on this web board whose opinions I respect, not just curmudgeons. However, the comments were from several years ago (2018). Has anyone had more recent experience with this outfit, since it is possible they have straightened themselves out? Or possibly other suggestions of companies in Ajijic/San Antonio area?
  8. A large plate-glass window in our house recently cracked from top to bottom. Does anyone know of a reliable glass repair shop in Ajijic that does quality work at a reasonable cost? Please include contact information, if possible.
  9. And headin' toward the cliff with the pedal to the metal. Yeeeehaw!
  10. The willfully unvaccinated are the world's first self-culling herd.
  11. We just passed by at about 2:30 pm and it was still shut down. Some of the Walmart employees were gathered over by the AutoZone, the parking lot was totally empty, and a cop with an automatic rifle was strolling around. On the bright side, we went to Soriana in Chapala since Wally's was closed. Soriana was busy, but they had a lot more check-out lines open than Wally's usually does and there was very little wait. Everything looked cleaner, better organized, and better-stocked than when we last shopped a while back. Soriana is starting to look like a very attractive alternative to Wally's, particularly since Wally's usually has way less check-outs open than are necessary for the crowds they get. Jus' sayin'.
  12. We are driving up to McAllen soon and will need to get a covid test before we cross the border. Antigen is all we need. I have checked with the Christus Murguerza Hospital on Rt. 2 near the bridge and they do the testing but it takes 4 hours to get the results. Does anyone who has used this route know of any covid testing sites near the bridge that produce results quicker than that? Before anyone suggests that we just go ahead and get tested in Ajijic, that is not possible for us. We will take at least two days to get to the border and with out a Mexican vax certificate, a US citizen will need a covid test within 24 hours of crossing. We have found it impossible to access our certificate on line even though we have both had 2 SinoVac shots. Any suggestions of sites would be appreciated.
  13. I've been on this route several times. There are three fascinating towns along the way: Mascota, Talpa de Allende, and San Sebastian del Oeste. I've done postings on my photojournal blog on all three places that you might find interesting if you are looking for places to stop. https://cookjmex.blogspot.com/2020/05/mascota-part-1-historic-town-in-heart.html https://cookjmex.blogspot.com/2020/12/talpa-de-allende-part-1-city-of-pilgrims.html https://cookjmex.blogspot.com/2020/07/san-sebastian-del-oeste-part-1-colonial.html Please note that each of these is a multi-part series. There is a LOT to see in each place and they are each very different from the other. If you have time, you might even think about stopping overnight. There is a great hotel in Mascota that I show in the blog.
  14. Between the Anzalduas Bridge or the Pharr-Reynosa Bridge, which is the easiest to deal with (and why)? We are coming through Monterrey to Reynosa on Hwy 40.
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