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Jim Bowie

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  1. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    My friend you missed the point competently. Those "questions" were meant for ANY area lakeside, and some/all apply depending on which you are considering. I'm NOT picking on your choice and I know it's perfect for you. I just know too many people who regret decisions made because wherever they opted, it turned out to be a mistake. Chill amiga 😍

    No one made you the "expert" here, why not let people make their own list, since your input was not asked for. The OP is intelligent, don't show her disrespect.

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  2. 16 hours ago, Natasha said:

    I know you do, my friend..... yet nobody could PAY me to live there! Made that decision in 1999 and have never known one reason to change... for US. That's why I still believe suggestions are good, but Apachewoman needs to make a  good list of likes/dislikes/wants/ can do without etc. and then start hoofing it around all areas.

    How often is garbage collected? How reliable is water service to the house? What about pressure from the street? How often are there CFE issues? What happens in heavy rains (flooding etc)? How stable is the ground underneath? Is there a salitre problem (like there used to be in Riberas)? How do people regard other people's pets? How's the noise level?  What's the neighbourhood like on the weekends /evenings / long weekends? How would traffic affect ME and my lifestyle? And on and on and on.... many things one doesn't think of in the beginning but can be deal deal-breakers for some after the fact.  (Cincy for one, 3 replies back)

    What a rude replay ! Why not "butt out" about where others live and only reply to facts about where you live.

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  3. 3 hours ago, dottiejane said:

    I bought my first bottle of amiodarone since arriving in mexico and was more than surprised that it cost 400 pesos for 20 tablets.  Granted I am not in Kansas anymore but this is a very inexpensive medicine in the states.  Does anyone else use this?   - For me it is for AFib which I must take daily along with Eloquist another very expensive drug which I bought at parmStore in Canada for far less than it is even sold here in Mexico.  

     

    I can't get Pharmstore to send meds  here and am reluctant to ask anyone to carry drugs across the border in their suitcases - Question is - since rumor has it that medicines are far less expensive in Mexico - is it also true that some are more expensive?  

    Yep ! Especially f you need the medicine for more than 10 days it can get Very expensive. 

  4. 1 hour ago, sm1mex said:

    TOB suggested American legion. I don’t pass by there to often but hopefully I can drop it off if someone will take it and know what to do with it. All flags should be respected and disposed of with respect. Mexican flag is my flag that  I honor and respect but it has seen it’s day flying in the sun. Time to buy a new one and a good time with Independence Day and flags everywhere. 
    Any other proper flag disposal protocol appreciated. 

    According to the Mexican Emblem, Flag and Hymn law, burning the flag is the correct way to dispose of a damaged or old flag but it should be done with respect. If it is not done respectfully or it's not a damaged flag, burning it will get you fined with the equivalent of 250 days of minimum wage (around $1,000 USD)and can get you 35 days of jail time. Suggest you let someone show you how to use "google", it really is VERY simple. I just "googled" this "how to dispose of an old Mexican flag" and guess what I found? :D

  5. 37 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

    Interesting names need to be spelled correctly to avoid ridicule.  Your constant daily attention gathering schemes are turning a lot of people against this forum.

    My guess is he can spell as well as many on this Forum, but he chose his own version just to rattle the chains of those hung up on spelling. Just another way to get some more Feed. YMMD

  6. I think there is another type besides the "Trolls". There are certain people who get as much pleasure as the "Trolls" by continuing to "feed the Trolls". No matter what you tell them, they just keep on every time a "Troll" posts. You can see who they are here, just as you can see the "trolls". These "Feeders" get too much pleasure to stop, just like the "Trolls". Both groups live for their opportunities here.

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  7. 3 hours ago, cedros said:

    Many doctors now have an App on their computers so that when they write  prescriptions it will give the Doc  a warning if there is the  possibility of bad drug interaction.

    Hopefully they will start asking what meds we are currently taking and enter that on their App to check for interactions.. So far, we have only been asked once at Lakeside. I have noticed that NOB by all doctors we see. YMMD

     

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  8. You may be looking for an Internist ? What ever you do, if given meds, be sure you check in the Internet to see if Europe, Canada and the US have banned those drugs because of high deaths before you take them. Also, if currently taking meds, often you may be given new meds that could put you at risk if taken with your current meds. Both situations have happened here to both me and my wife. Once from a dentist. Only once have we been asked what meds we currently take by a doctor here. That is why for anything serious, we travel NOB. YMMD

     

  9. 8 hours ago, dottiejane said:

    because ididn't want to besmirch the names of the dentist i went to with my own misgivings,  , I will say I did go to Dr. B but  never got him - or met him = personallyl nor did I know I could have asked for him. I figured a patient was just sent to whomever in the office did the required work.    One of his dentists worked onthe crown and another on the deep cleaning.  As I said, after three visits, the crown is fine but did I really need three visits at the cost I quoted - 550 dollars.  I haven't had a crown in years so ha ve no idea howlong it takes or how much it should cost.  The fillings were also done well but took a lot of drilling and only one was done per day.  - again, I haven't had a cavity in years so same situation - I have had deep cleanings twice a year for years  since I do have a lot of bone loss followed by two regular cleanings but I have never been asked to come back for another one in two months. 

     

     I appreciate the responses =  the folks on this site  are a  patient and valuable resource for those of us who are new and trying to find our way around.  thanks- 

    The only thing is that getting the main man sometimes takes a little longer, but I have always thought it was worth the short wait.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Go Solar said:

    Thanks MC!    STI Solar Technology has just been selected over all other firms to provide and install a 108 panel commercial system at lakeside, more details to follow; it is designed to cover 100% of the organization's consumption from CFE and continue their "green path" that they started quite a few years ago.      The board chose STI not only for an excellent design and highly competitive pricing; but even more so for the top quality service and support that STI has provided for 16+ years to the organization and many of its member's homes.      

    So how accurate is what Mostlylost is describing?

  11. 26 minutes ago, dottiejane said:

    okay rick since you are a coloradon and i am  a long time denver person - grandson just greaduated from csu - and kids are in denver - would you continue to go to one of them and pay the amount asked --just askin d

    DJ, if you went to Haro himself, that is maybe the cost. I think with Barragan, maybe the cost would be a little less. I would only use the head dentist in those offices. I would never use another office, those are the only two "top dentists" Lakeside. BTW, Harro speaks excellent English, but don't use his assistant dentist. Have used Haro since 1997.

     

     

  12. 10 minutes ago, bmh said:

    we say that because we are run by bureaucrats and the politicians change but the bureaucrats are the ones  that do not change..

    Sounds exactly like Mexico.

  13. 2 hours ago, daisy2013 said:

    Expect smaller portion of arrachera, it was one half the size it used to be, yes prices have gone up.  Baked potato was not that hot.  We were disappointed. It use to be so great.  We were there at lunchtime and only one couple there.

    I bet if you spoke up they would have fixed that. But, why waste your time, right? Just don't go back if you are unhappy.

  14. 4-5 years ago went to Dolores Hidalgo. Got there late one Friday afternoon and about 9:30 p.m. went to the Centro for a snack. The alarm on the bank in the center of town was sounding, but no one paid any attention. Saturday, same thing. Went Sunday about 7:00 p.m., same thing. Alarms scare maybe amateurs, but no one else bothers with them.

  15. 1 hour ago, Jim Bowie said:

    I bought a cheap ($39.95) at&t phone at Walmart, includes sim card with US number. Easy to unlock, if you need to for some reason. I use the $0.10 per minute/$ 0.20 per text plan and have $25 added automatically every 3 months ( do that on the Internet). It serves me extremely well. No problem with 800 numbers, just dial like you are in the US. I also use at&t 150p per 25 days plan on my Mexican phone and I can call the US as much as I want in those 25 days, including 800 numbers. Think about it. For us, easy way to go. Suerte, Dj !

    This is a "Prepaid Plan" phone, not just a regular phone.

  16. I bought a cheap ($39.95) at&t phone at Walmart, includes sim card with US number. Easy to unlock, if you need to for some reason. I use the $0.10 per minute/$ 0.20 per text plan and have $25 added automatically every 3 months ( do that on the Internet). It serves me extremely well. No problem with 800 numbers, just dial like you are in the US. I also use at&t 150p per 25 days plan on my Mexican phone and I can call the US as much as I want in those 25 days, including 800 numbers. Think about it. For us, easy way to go. Suerte, Dj !

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  17. 22 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    Hector V is a surgeon not a gastro..That would be Daniel Briseno at QC.  Hector V successfully did my 2 sports hernias and removed my gall bladder. He AND Daniel B  are polite and caring with their patients  I highly question your veracity.

    pedro gall bladder.jpg

    I didn't know you were a Texas Longhorn fan ! Hook 'Em, Horns !!! :D

     

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