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  1. Posting for a friend.

    A Mexican family who moved into my friend's neighborhood and who has  a young child who is Autistic.  They have heard of a local woman who helps children  through 'animal therapy' who have disabilities such as Autism ..  Reasearch has shown that Ninos  does not have this service  available.  Does anyone have any information about this and possibly who this  person is and how to contact  ?  Thank You !

  2. Asking for a friend. Looking for a LOCAL  clock repair person.

    Saw previous posts  made in 2022 about Guad stores ... looking for a LOCAL  place if possible. 

    It was repaired at a place in Guad.  in January 2023 , paid 1,500 p - worked for  2 months, and now not  working again.

    A wall clock,  LeGant  31 day - pendulum below the body of the clock.

    Any referrals appreciated.  Thank You.

  3. Casa  Miau is full .                    It is a cat sanctuary, not a shelter,  that is funded by a couple with their personal pensions.

    Their  creation of  Casa Miau occurred when " Anita's Animals" in SJC closed unexpectedly  and no other meaningful help was offered / provided for those cats.                            This  couple took all of the cats from that   shelter, [ at their expense ] and continue to care for those cats as they age, etc.. . 


  4. My Mom used to carry  this poem in her wallet, and I put it in my wallet when she died.

    I think it not only 'applies' to humans, but our pets who we lovely dearly as  four footed  family members.  

    Clare Harner's 1934 ,

    The poem reads:
     "Do not stand at my grave and weep / I am not here, I do not sleep /
     I am a thousand winds that blow / I am the diamond's glints on snow /
     I am the sunlight on ripened grain / I am the autumn's gentle rain /
     When you awaken in the morning's hush /  I am the swift uplifting rush /
     Of quiet birds in circled flight / 
    I am the soft stars that shine at night / 
    Do not stand at my grave and cry / I am not here, I did not die."
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  5. I totally agree with you  lakeside7,  retiring when you are well and healthy is the ideal, and not when circumstances force you into that position. I was [ still am ] well and healthy when I made that decision  for myself after being a nurse for 40 some odd years, and happy I was able to  do . And I shared that decision with others, not by a rumor. 

    But  with spreading / sharing of this rumor,  I put myself in the place of his patents' when they might hears  this  'news', and the questions  that  must be going through  their mind :- Is this  true ?  [ Many calls to the office   for a fact-check ]  Who said this  ?  How come I was not told. ?  When is this going to happen ?.. I have  a test / procedure scheduled  in two weeks - what is going to  happening now ?   Who will now write my prescriptions that I need ?   and etc .. 

    I am not being dramatic,  rumor spreading  has consequences  , as in this  case  it can cause undue  anxiety  to patients,   who possibly already  have enough  medical stress going in in their life.  


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  6. FACT:   Dr.Leon is alive, well-healthy and NOT  retiring any time soon.

    This is a Fact, checked  with the person who has been written about. 

    After living here many years, it still amazes me that  some people like to share:  ' rumors' ,  what 'they heard' and etc. on social media,                                                         without naming their source of their information  OR  checking the source / the facts to verify if it is accurate. 

    Rumors are like squamous cells, spread very easily and cause damage. .




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  7. Since 'rainy season"  I  have been a 'regular" at the Telmex office and  had Telmex out 3 times to  do repairs  I  have only  had the fiber for about 3 plus weeks, and gone through some pretty active rain /wind/hail twice/ weather in those 3 weeks , have not lost phone or Internet.. The night  of the install date was a doozy, and  kept watching my modem, and picking up the phone to test, and neither lost a 'beat' .the phone connection / clarity was better also... I  was impressed , .. This is not a Telmex commercial.. I am happily surprised  it is working well so far.

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  8. About 3 weeks  ago a Mx gentleman showed up at my door, asked if I wanted the Telmex fiberoptic, after  clapping my hands several times and saying thank you, I  said Yes.     I was  expecting that some date  would  be set up to do it. Nope,  right then an there. He had a clip board with names on it, including  my full name, which I do not use  generally, so thought he was legitimate . [ and my 5 dogs  would have voted no if he  was not ]  Up on the roof for a while, [ on a hot sunny day ] he asked to see my modem , switched it to a new one . He was very polite and courteous, checked the up / down speed , and that was that.  I offered a tip, which he  said he would not accept as he was doing his job, but would accept a cold Coke.       That night a really hard storm  went through including lots of wind and hail, and I did not loose the phone or Internet - a happy surprise, which  has not always happened. I am not a tecky person, to know what is good or bad, but just read  my speeds:  Up is 103,  and Down is 179. .  I asked about an extra fee for installation  or monthly bill, he said no, and when I just paid my bill it was the normal amount. 

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  9. Foot Neuropathy can be cause by several things, for example ' vascular / circulation, diabetes,  etc.. It would  be advisable to find out  what  is the cause for this  condition first,  and then see the 'appropriate' medical person to deal with the cause.  Possibly  your family   doctor would the  the first person  to see. 

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  10. I do not very often post on this webboatd   for several reasons .. mainly because  of the snarky attitudes and comments, sometimes ‘attacks’  made by others when they express their opinion or describe their particular experiences within  the   topic  being discussed such as this one, which is different than another  persons opinion / experience .    I feel that many people feel the same way, and do not want to expose  themselves  to this behavior when they post  on this or any  other board.. so many people remain ’silent’ .

     As to this topic, I fortunately have not had to use any of the two urgent care facilities mentioned in this topic.    As a friend to several people who have had to use these services, their experiences are unique like they are and the circumstances that they were dealing with.   Within the last two months, two different  friends  have  had  medical  situations  and utilized the services of  RMC.  One friend  had  a  medical  emergency in the early hours of  a Sunday morning and frightened about the seriousness of  the problem  and arrived at the ER. The guard seeing that this person have limited mobility assisted her inside, and she was seen immediately by the ER doctor on duty. The doctor  actually listened to what the person  said,  [ sometimes this  is a rare trait ]  asked questioned to obtain more [ valuable ] information , answered questions and  explained what the treatment plan was to be done . She  returned home, with follow-up care instructions, a way to contact the  treating ER doctor if there  should be  any further questions to be answered, etc.. In summary  the  care  was appropriate and very good , did not require  a bank loan to pay the  bill,  and the  person felt if they had an emergency again  the future  they would return to this 24 hour care facility.  The other person, who has in the past been hospitalized in the States [ so  has a point of reference about  in-patient care treatment standards  ]  was an inpatient at this facility for a week of medical treatment, and said that the care as excellent, from nursing staff  and physician care, and if  circumstances should  ever occur  again and needed to be hospitalized locally would return to this facility.

    Now. these two people had positive experiences with RMC, possibly someone else has not.   That  however  does not make their personal experience and opinion  invalid.       It is their experience,   as  you  have had   your  own experience under  your set of circumstances   forming your opinion.  

    I listen to the person who is expressing their own  unique personal experience and set of circumstances,  ask questions   to better understand each unique situation , consider the   source,  think,    and form       my own opinion as  to who  to see and where to go if I need medical care, which I  have done.

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  11. Hi !

    I can not speak  from  personal experience about El Chante .. but I  can about  SJC.

    If you like rockets, bombs, fireworks,  fire crackers in celebration of every Virgen that ever walked the earth in Mexico, as well as other happy holidays. you will love it here.        After all these years I have gotten used to  it , actually   enjoy the happiness that is shared,, but my dogs  still have not adjusted  to it yet.  Have a friend who lives in that  very particular area you are speaking of.. a short time ago   a large water pipe broke causing a semi-river going down the street.. notices made to the appropriate authorities  were made  a few times - nothing done after many ! weeks .. finally private citizens  paid some  workers  to fix the broken  pipe and part of the damage to the road that the water caused..   I am not being negative, just  giving you some factual information.. Welcome to Mexico !


  12. Lakeside Shoppers  were informed about the  Jan 1st   no IVA on pet foods, but , when they did shopping there at Costco   Costco would not budget about not taxing their pet food purchases. The Shoppers  are trying to stay on top of the problem, as it presents a problem for them also, which they did not create. The  Shoppers can not absorb the cost of the IVA  tax  themselves , and offered two choices   yes,  bring my delivery and I will pay the IVA [ demanded by Costco ] on this  order , or ,  cancel  the order . Hopefully  the pet food sellers  will  become aware of the law and follow it ...  

    Within  the new  law there is a mechanism available to the seller to recover the taxes [ from the govt ] they paid when they bought the pet food they have for sale..                     of course it may be  work to get that accomplished, so possibly it may be  easier to say they were not aware of the law, and keep taxing the customer until they sell all of that  pet food supply  they paid IVA on.  And thinking when they buy a new supply, the seller will not be charged the IVA, and then [ hopefully ] will not charge the customer the IVA because the customer is  not aware of the law, and does not speaks up  if charged an IVA on their pet food purchase.  

    This  no IVA tax only applies to pet food, not other  pet items like kitty litter, which will continue to be taxed,  like toilet paper, etc.. . 

  13. Sadly, I add this information.   A friend died this week in a hospital in Guad. 

    I recommended the services  of Funeraria Chapala  - 179 Morelos , Chapala.  376 765 5789  ( 331 454 4094 )  to  the family.   I used  their services  Feb 2018. 

    The family contacted  that funeral parlor ..  they brought back the deceased from Guad,   provided the cremation  services,  and brought them  all the  paperwork                     to their home, along   with  the ashes - within less than 48 hours.  .. [ Cremation  Certificate - need for transport out of Mexico, death certificates in both Spanish                and English  and SS notified  via the American Consulate when the agent met with them ].  

    The total bill was 14,500 pesos. .. the same price I paid 2/14/2018 ,  and the same professional agent - Arturo [ whose name I could not recall when I did my previous posting ]   

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  14. I had to  use  end of life services,  and used Funeraria Chapala  - 179 Morelos , Chapala.  376 765 5789  ( 331 454 4094 )

    As you go into Chapala, go straight through  the light, past the fountain, and a few blocks on the left.. it has a parking lot.

    The gentleman I dealt with , spoke sufficient  English,  and came  late on a Sunday night, within an hour of  the call .

    Papers needed are:  a  passport and Immigration card.  That night  a photo  was taken of these papers, so I did not have to make copies for them.                                                I am sorry to  say I do not remember the gentleman's name, and can't   find his business card.                                                                                                                                    He told what he was going to do, what time he would be at my house for each of the two days, and was there on time as he said he would there. 

    The next day, I received  the ashes in a respectable 'container', along with several copies of the death certificates in Spanish.                                                                              And a 'certificate'  of Cremation  if plans were to take  ashes north/out of Mexico. This was  not a prepaid  situation, and I paid the day I received the ashes. 

    The agent went to Guad  the following   day to the American Consulate  with the paperwork they needed,  so Social Security would be notified,                                                 and  he brought back  several death certificates in English [ a letter from the Am Consulate accompanied the 20 certified copies )  .

    The staff  there handled a most  emotional situation  in a calm and professional manner.



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