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  1. Costco sells a couple of brands. I think Freestyle Libre is one of them.
  2. I buy mine at Farmacia Maskaras in Riberas.
  3. I have lived here for almost 13 years. Every rainy season we have a lull in August, which is about half-way through the season. This lull lasts about two weeks, during which time there may be a sprinkle/shower or two. Newbies tend to panic, fearing the rainy season has ended. Never fear! The rains will return. Meanwhile, I have begun manually using my sprinkler system and watering my potted plants. In addition, rain in "other spots" is typical because the north shore appears to be composed of many, many micro climates. I live just west of Ajijic. My best friend lives in Riviera Alta where they often have rain while we don't....and vice versa. Meanwhile, I hope you are enjoying the cool nights and the gorgeous flowers and the mountains that look as tho' they are covered in green velvet. Such wondrous beauty!
  4. What is the latest status on auto emissions testing? Is a testing facility in Chapala open? If so, what days, hours & location.
  5. Four of us enjoyed dinner at Bobby's La Terraza last night. We began with either crab bisque (outstanding!) or mushroom soup, followed by a nice little salad. Three of us ordered the seafood crepes while one had the brisket. Our meals were delicious. The portions were reasonable and left us room for ice cream. We all ordered different flavors and tried each others'. The favorite by far was.....basil ice cream. That's right....basil the herb. It was light and fresh and delightful. Overall we had a wonderful experience
  6. Is it true that the new Jalisco traffic laws will no longer allow right turns at red lights? Are there other changes about which we should be informed?
  7. Oh dear. I can only share my experience. Dr Gustavo first did laparocopic surgery on my knee to repair my meniscus. This was unsuccessful. Before he replaced my knee, I asked him to tell me about my new knee. He obviously was insulted that I asked. My primary doctor told me to trust Dr Gustavo to pick out the appropriate prosthesis. After the replacement, I had a horrible time with physical therapy. My new knee had a very limited range of motion. When I asked Dr Gustavo about this, he replied, "How old are you?" I had just turned 65. He condescendingly responded, "Well aren't you getting to an age where you want to slow down and take it easy." I wanted to slap him. I had been looking forward to once again being able to hike, to bicycle, and to play golf and tennis. I can do none of these activities because my new knee is "an old lady's knee" with a limited range of motion. My primary doctor stopped recommending Dr Gustavo after my experience. On the other hand, Dr Gustavo has done an incredible job of rebuilding a friend's shattered leg and a neighbor's fractured collarbone and arm. I don't know why he exercised such poor judgement when selecting my replacement knee. To this day I am in extreme pain because of this knee. My advice is to question Dr Gustavo very closely. Do not let him get away with not answering your questions to your satisfaction. If he avoids answering a question or if he is condescending toward you in any way, opt for a different doctor. But this advice is true when selecting any doctor! Good luck.....
  8. Claudia Gomez is a very special woman who used to handle much of the customer service and paperwork at Bellon Insurance. Over a year ago she started her own "Personal Concierge" service. Claudia grew up in Guadalajara but spent her weekends at her family's other home in Ajijic. This is when she fell in love with the Chapala area. She studied English in London before getting her philosophy degree from the Univ. of Rome. (She also is fluent in Italian!) Claudia will run errands, do grocery shopping, make deliveries, do online shopping (e.g. tickets), drive you to appointments or shopping Lakeside and in Guad, do airport drop off/delivery, house/pet sit, assist with projects, and perform other services as needed. Claudia is a gourmet cook who once ran a catering company in Guad. On top of that, she is a delightful person with a great sense of humor. I trust her completely. You can reach Claudia on her cell (331-695-4607) or via e-mail (clausgoa@yahoo.com.mx). To me her fees are reasonable, but "reasonable" is a relative term.
  9. Telephones have been out of order (no dial tone) in Los Sabinos since yesterday morning. We also had not internet service until late yesterday afternoon.
  10. You may also want to contact Nurse Josefina Contreras Mendoza at (cell) 331-115-9615 or josefina84@yahoo.com. She is a wonderful nurse who has a care-giving service as well as owning assisted living/rehab facilities. I highly recommend her.
  11. I drink bottled water at home. I I prefer to use the smaller (11 liter) bottles. Not only can I lift this size, but it exactly fills the ceramic holder. For years I purchased the 11 liter bottles at El Torito. When they began carrying only the larger bottles, I switched to Super Lake. It has been over a week since Super Lake had 11 liter bottles. When I ask the Customer Service young woman about when they will receive more, she tells me (rather rudely) to use the "grande botellas." I can't lift the larger bottles! Do you know where I can buy the refillable 11 liter water bottles?

    1. Pirineos Water Store

      Pirineos Water Store

      Dear  Sir or Madame:

      We certainly refill 11 LTS bottles. Riberas del Pilar Hidalgo 44 across from Moms Deli Resto.

      Please see our store @AguaPirineos at Facebook.

       

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