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kbleitch last won the day on December 7 2016

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  1. There are two locations for Salud Digna in Guadalajara. I’ve done four annual mammograms and bone density studies there. I’ve gone to the location on Avenida de las Americas, just a door or two north of Avenida Mexico. I’m due to go again, but last year I paid less than 350 pesos for the two things combined. The equipment is state of the art and the technicians are efficient and caring; you receive your bone density scan results immediately and you can leave and have breakfast or lunch and then return to pick up your mammogram film and results. Salud Digna receives funding from Carlos Slim’s foundation.
  2. Todo Bueno is on the mountain side of the carretera just a couple of doors west of Puritan Poultry (and location of former restaurant named Bubba's) and S&S Auto. If you're familiar with where the 7-11 is in Riberas, these businesses would be just at the west end of the rumble strips / mini-topes.
  3. We just did this. The bottom SMALLER part of the FMM form is what is taken by the airline when you DEPART Mexico. The top LARGER part is what you hand the immigration agent (along with your temp or perm resident card and passport) when you ENTER Mexico upon your return.
  4. We were there last night with another couple. Service was very attentive and the kitchen was efficient. We received our soups / salads within 2-3 minutes of placing our orders. The carrot fritters we were served were crispy and not greasy. The four entrees at our table were Seabass Elegante, Flounder, Spaghetti Bolognese and the Chicken Curry. Everyone was pleased with their food. We met Bob and his wife (Janelle, maybe?). They came by after we'd ordered and introduced themselves and cleared salad plates. Bob stopped back at the end of our meal to see if we were satisfied. It was 2 for 1 Friday night and there was keyboard music, background level. Overall, we were happy, the setting was airy, and they're celebrating Bobby's (the original one) birthday there on the 15th!!!
  5. Looking to connect with graffiti busters to get some paint for a couple murals I'm planning to paint on the Tianguis street in Chapala. Basically the donation is for the primary coat. Or if they have any paint to let go of. Recently finished an interior mural in Melaque with donated paint. I live in Chapala.

  6. DQ - I think that what is important is that, in addition to completing the two part FMM form, you should also write "RESIDENTE PERMANENTE" in block letters across the tops of both sections of the form. When you check in at the immigration window before leaving GDL and present your passport and your Residente Permanente card, sometimes the agent scribbles "RT" or "RP" on the top of the form when he's stamping everything, but sometimes they don't. If you do it, then you know it gets done. The smaller (bottom) section is what the airline agent takes from you when you check in. Stick away the larger top part of the FMM form in a safe place (and remember where that is!!) since you need it for your return. Then when you return to Mexico, just be sure to hand the immigration agent your Residente Permanente card, along with the completed top part of the FMM form and your passport. Buen viaje!
  7. I saw a post on Facebook a short time ago written by Jerry Ondola saying that the local INM was asking for a meeting with various expat groups in the community to organize some type of vehicle by which the expat community could be informed on how to properly use their resident visas when exiting and entering Mexico so as to not invalidate them. It didn't say anything about changing the procedures. The American Legion was one of the groups that Jerry was going to approach. Sort of of reminds me of the old "telephone" game... s
  8. Can you let me know what he charges (approx) for the initial visit and layout ideas for a bathroom reno?


  9. Hello there!

    ive lived in PV for a year and you mentioned Hensley on your board as a resource for beads in Guadalajara.  How would I get in touch with her?  Thank you.


  10. The SUV we bought a few months ago at Santa Anita Plasencia Ford was a 2011 Suzuki and the other one we were considering from there was a 2011 Toyota RAV4, so that dealership was carrying five year old vehicles. Rafael, the owner of Moyoyo Car Wash, prefers to deal in newer Honda CRVs that he brings over from the Mérida region, but may occasionally have something else that he's selling for someone.
  11. In June, we purchased a late model one owner SUV from Placencia Santa Anita Ford in Zapopan. It was pretty painless. Left a deposit on a Tuesday, we moved $$ from NOB to our bank account here and then deposited into the dealer's bank account on Thursday. I then sent the sales guy a photo of the bank receipt via Whatsapp and they did the registration paperwork. We picked up the car the next day. We received a one year warranty and the license registration as part of the deal.
  12. ¡Felicidades, RickS! A fine example of tenacity. Thanks for sharing your story.
  13. I do know that, as of a year or so ago, Bernadette was the only hospital in Guadalajara which had two heart cafherization labs. Two tables, probably no waiting, if you're having a cardiac event.
  14. We would like to know the name of the people who did your bathroom renovations.  Thanks very much!

  15. Lexie, I just connected two friends who recently moved and #1 gave many boxes to #2. I believe #2 is now finished with the boxes. I'll see her tonight, I think. Would you like them broken down? I think that was her plan. She is located in west Ajijic, above the carretera. Let me know.
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