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  1. NOB, conventional thought is to water one’s lawn before 10 AM. Benefits include grass having water early helps sustain it during mid-afternoon hot sun, prevents growth of lawn diseases, fungus & molds, etc. Every Mexican gardener I’ve spoken with here says its best to water in the evening, b/c they say the water sits on/in the soil overnight rather than evaporating in the blazing sun. And, they say, I’ll save on water. Are they correct? Or, are the pros-cons a wash?

  2. If you have a Mexican checking acct, you can also pay via your bank. I pay via Intercam. No need to walk/drive to Oxxo, no need for paper (I save downloaded bills to cloud storage), and no need to give Telmex your credit or debit card. Takes 3-minutes to pay Telcel, CFE, Telmex, TotalPlay, etc. via Intercam.

  3. I'm renewing my U.S. passport via https://mx.usembassy.gov/passports/u-s-passport-renewal-by-mail/ and want to get both the passport book and passport card . Price for both is $160. When I try to pay via the payment link (https://www.pay.gov/public/form/entry/102/607957567/ ) it gives me the option to pay $130 for the passport book only. anyone encounter this issue? How did you resolve it? Thanks.

  4. On 9/27/2020 at 9:25 PM, rafterbr said:

    I have used this money changer many times.  They provide a better rate than almost all the banks.  Highly recommend, just walk in with dollars and walk out with pesos, no ID required.

    Could you tell me where this money changer is located on the 200 block of Hidalgo, Chapala Centro? Thanks.

  5. 5 hours ago, John Shrall said:

    ...One possibility is that the response from the bank to the ATM didn't make it.

    In this scenario, shouldn't the ATM software at some point inform the user's bank that it didn't receive an OK response, so the user's acct can be credited?

    5 hours ago, John Shrall said:

    ...There should be some fault recorded in the log showing there was a problem at which time Ci Banco should have told your bank to refund the money.

    In this 2nd scenario, if CI Banco is acting in good faith, shouldn't they be able to provide Lexy with the fault logs?

  6. Has anyone successfully installed a Simplisafe Home Security system in Mexico? The system is offered on Amazon Mexico, but when I checked Simplisafe's website, it says "SimpliSafe is not able to provide products or services outside of the US and the UK." Source:




  7. I’m looking to replace kitchen cabinets and closets due to a termite issue and want to use MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard). Which stores locally or in Guadalajara would you recommend for pre-manufactured (off-the-shelf) cabinets and closets? And what about custom-made cabinets/closets? Do local carpenters work with MDF or is it usually only solid wood? Thanks.

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