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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm


http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


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Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

http://news.cnet.com/noise-quenching-curtains-open-window-to-quiet/8301-17938_105-20059612-1.html
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture


here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.


second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.


the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?


and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...




and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.


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Post by dean on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:21 pm

BPE wrote:Crossed headed south at Tecate today and not at all smooth. Driving only a truck with a shell on it and I was selected for further inspection. Since I had more than three kite surf boards and two kites I had to pay a 2000 peso duty. Apparently those are the legal maximums for boards and kites according to my customs agent. Also had to pay two times since the first amount paid I showed to the inspector did not satisfy him even though he was in communication with the payment authorities. Had to unpack and repack the rig in the street too. Almost two hours lost to this whole process.
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Stopped in the big mall that Ensenada Walmart is in, took a taxi into town. While away a person climbed into the motor home and stole a computer. The police came along to investigate and went in and took 2 more computers and 800 cash. This was witnessed by the security guard. The same police came back and took the report and said we could go to the office and file more paper work. Since then have had other concerning comments re: the Ensenada police. Be watchful and don't leave your vehicle unattended for very long.  (unsigned)

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Post by dean on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:30 pm

i am at a loss, again out of the clear blue sky we got about 1/8-1/4 of a inch of heavy downpour for a few minutes.   A great rainbow out over the sea.  

 It is going to be a jungle.   It was such a hard rain that I may have lost 2 tomato plants that were about 2 feet tall and just starting to bud.      Super  Bummer...

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laventana record internet speed...

Post by dean on Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:43 am

I think I just set the record....  using very old modem, the old 2wire one from 8-10 years ago or so.


http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4755548223






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Post by dean on Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:17 am

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-massive-el-nino-is-now-too-big-to-fail-scientist-says-20151009-story.html

Massive El Niño is now 'too big to fail,' scientist says
Satellite images comparing Oct. 1, 2015, and Oct. 2, 1997, show large areas of white, which indicate high sea levels -- a reflection of high sea temperatures. The images show how this year's El Nino could be as powerful as the one in 1997, the strongest El Nino on record. 
 (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)







 El Niño that is among the strongest on record is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean, and climate scientists say California is likely to face a wet winter.
“There’s no longer a possibility that El Niño wimps out at this point. It’s too big to fail,” said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.
“And the winter over North America is definitely not going to be normal,” he said

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Post by dean on Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:40 pm

still humid as can be....  when the wind blows from the north I get a ton of mosquitoes in the evening.   So to me that means the Generals pool could be the high probability culprit.

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Post by dean on Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:14 am

Thursday farmers market is up and running.  

road over the mountain still not advisable at night.  During the day you can not avoid some major pot holes now.  It is just a question of when you are going to get that flat tire.  Or go so slow.  

Was in LaPaz a bit to late so took the road HWY 1 via san antonio.  So much nicer, not a single pot hole till you hit Los Planes to the LaVentana turn off. The San Antonio road has a few spots where you go to one lane, and some vados that have deep sand.     But other than that it is still in really good shape.      So only a mile or two of minor pot holes that route between the turn heading to LaVentana at the end of the San antonio road and the final turn to LV.  And very little traffic with their brights on blinding you after the road turns from 4 lanes to 2 lanes past the todos turn off.   yep does take a little longer to go that way but not much.

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Post by dean on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:21 am

garbage men showed up...

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Post by dean on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:13 pm

spectacular temperature windy day, will dry up some of the standing water, the mosquitos have exploded.   Was a bit humid this morning.   And we were without power for at least an hour or so.   again no dengue in LaPaz do we are fine and looking like we will be fine because it is so late in the season.... 

Still no garbage pickup.

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Post by dean on Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:30 am

BWO wrote:Building And Managing A Compost Pile - The Colorado State University Todos Santos Center is pleased to invite you to the upcoming workshop on “Building and Managing a Compost Pile” taught by Addy Elliot from the Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU. Come join us in a conversation about how to build and manage a compost pile and work together to assemble a compost bin. The workshop will be next Thursday October 15th 2015 at the CSU Todos Santos Center from 4 to 6 pm. We are asking for a suggested contribution of $50.00 pesos, or what you can, to help compensate workshop expenses. https://www.facebook.com/CSUTodosSantos, Todos Santos 

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Post by dean on Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:51 am

still sprinkling, reminds me of a rainstorm in chicago.   It is actually cool here now.  

 Other than the hurricane that parked itself off todos santos for 3 days about 13 years ago, and one winter we had like 2-3 days in a row of off and on rain I do not remember ever getting this much rain.   


My laundry that is air drying  is very rain forest at this point.   

on a bright note with all the kids home in town not playing outdoors we do not have a blimp in internet speed reduction.   Which as noted we use to have a noticeable drop last summer when the kids would get home from school.

still sprinkling at 5pm... all day



still sprinkling tonight.

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Post by dean on Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:44 pm

rain agian... about 1/8 inch today.  not hard.

then another rain about 1/8 inch later  afternoon

night still some minor sprinkles


here is Kijote Coffees internet speed they posted. 


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Post by dean on Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:30 pm

out of the clear blue sky we have rain again?     this is amazing.  coming down at a decent rate.   4:10 pmish

good thing the dragonflys are really out in force.   The bobos had not been bad, but with another soaker who knows.    

maybe 1/4 inch of rain.   4:30 it is barely a drizzle now.

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Post by dean on Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:31 am

they have begun doing a little road work on the mountain.    It is now safe to drive it.   

still no garbage pickup in about 6 weeks.

http://www.radarpolitico.com.mx/2015/10/07/a-partir-del-viernes-se-inicia-la-liquidacion-de-trabajadores-a-martinez-vega/


From Friday the settlement of workers begins: A. Martinez Vega




internet is still stable at 5meg download, where last year it was unstable at all times during the summer, when kids got home from school  you could tell the difference.

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actually nice today

Post by dean on Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:25 pm

finally a nice day again.

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clock changes

Post by dean on Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:05 am

 "Spring forward" clock changes **
Note that (most of) the USA "Falls back" on:  ~  November 1, 2015.~

Most of Mexico "Fall's back" on: ~ October 25'th, 2015 ~
baja is?   

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Post by dean on Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:38 am

yesterday we got some major rain...

looks like 1-3 inches depending on where you were.   no arroyo flooding as I drove back from Bay of Dreams.   Inland did not get much rain to flood out any of the arroyos.  I had garbage cans on the property that had about 1.75 inches of water.

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Post by dean on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:40 am

been the three most humid days and nights I ever encountered in baja.   With the sun down it it just uncomforable and you sweat.   They are not even the hottest days we had temperture wise, just unbearably humid.   Hits the misery index I am sure.   Just miserable, I feel like I am in Florida, houston or Thailand/orient.    getting in the pool or sea does wonders.  

Glad I have AC.

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Post by dean on Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:52 pm

Hurricane  marty... Where did this one come from.....  did not hear about it, it looks like it will die shortly.  famous last words for sure. 


http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep2+shtml/023744.shtml?gm_track#contents


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Post by dean on Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:40 pm

anyone else catch whats wrong with that picture of the convention center a few posts back??????    It is one of those it made sense till we opened it.    ooops.

also just wondering how many of us know where that location is.     I do and have not been by there is several years.

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Post by dean on Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:33 pm

Bobos are out in force.    

I gave the kids turtles and an Iguana for bringing home all 9s and 10s end of last school season.    I have a old hot tub that use to be a pool that I use for letting the iggi take a swim.     I also use it for bait water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in.   Would rather have them lay where i can kill them.    

Well had a bunch of the wigglers today from the last rain so was going to empty it, but it hit me...   Anyway decided to see if the water turtles would eat the larvae.   Holy smokes...  From what I could see the larvae were all eaten in about 1 hour.    I will check again tomorrow when the sun is hitting the tub where I can see better.  

anyone need to borrow them?

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Post by dean on Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:02 am

ran some internet speed tests and posted them under the thread telmex.   We are starting to get people down and no major difference in speed.    And again last year even when the kids would get out of school in town you could notice a drop.     Not this summer at all.    So keep fingers crossed for a good internet season.    

weather was nice again this morning. yesterdays wind did a great job of drying out mosquito hangouts. I have noticed a drop in the numbers already. From me killing 20 a day with a fly swatter, down to now 10.

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Post by dean on Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:12 am

http://www.bcsnoticias.mx/arriba-la-paz-y-loreto-el-crucero-grand-princess-con-3180-personas/

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La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). With about 3,180 people on board arrived in La Paz cruiseGrand Princess , the Friday morning at the port of Pichilingue , the said Port Authority .
Tourists were for about 10 hours in the capital of BCS , from then bound for Loreto , where arrive the morning of Saturday 25.
The holder of API , J esus Robles Gonzalez , said on 29 and 30 October for the second time dock at Loreto  and Pichilingue , respectively, the Star Princess, so coordination meetings and logistics have been made ​​to the reception and care 3000 700 cruise passengers who travel on the ship
In just one week, they would BCS around 7,500 cruise passengers, which would result in a significant economic benefit for both ports reported.
In this sense, the API said, maintaining the provision of free transport to the beach The Coromuel and the center of La Paz and boardwalk area allowing service providers and traders offer their products to tourists, who on average they leave an economic impact of $ 70 per person.
For the current winter season, which together have covered 32 arrivals, we have planned for 58,000 tourists to both destinations.



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Post by dean on Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:09 am

new convention center in LaPaz....finished

http://www.bcsnoticias.mx/el-28-de-agosto-es-la-inauguracion-oficial-del-centro-de-convenciones-de-la-paz/


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La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). With a two-stage investment of 240 million pesos, theConvention Center La Paz will be inaugurated on Friday 28 August, with a capacity to accommodate up to 5,200 people.
This was revealed by the head of the Department of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Ecology ( Sepuie ), Salvador Perez Adrian Ramirez , detailing the property has parking, bathrooms, kitchens, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and a plaza designed to host shows the outdoors.
Moreover, he added, has two modules "to host different events," the largest one has a capacity for 4,000 people and can be divided into individual spaces for up to 1,000 people each; the smallest has a capacity for 1,200, and as the biggest can be divided into four meeting rooms offering up to 300 people.
"While 28 will be officially opening this important Convention Center La Paz , "said Perez Ramirez," and we had events since last year, events CTM , religious events, including events of agencies ofstate government , sports events and many more. "
About managing the Convention Center La Paz , the secretary said that until September this year will remain under the stewardship of the agency he heads, but once the new government taking office, the address of the place could pass into the hands of a particular.
"At the moment, the administration will still be in charge of the Department of Urban Planning and Infrastructure , and already when the next administration, which will not be long reach, will make the decision on who deliver it, either Administrative Office or It begins the process of a tender for a specialist operator in the theme handle it. "

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Post by dean on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:52 am

today seems to be getting windy, maybe our first real wind day, seems like a strange angle.  seems we may be about a month in advance this year.    , yesterday kiters were barely out.  This will definitely dry out the small mosquito breeding areas.  I have noticed a decrease in their population as of yesterday with the wind we had yesterday.  



heard the road from LaPaz to Constitution had one section washed out from recent rains.   so a bit of offroading as the norm.  as noted below a short section.  


from lpg wrote:Friend just drove through yesterday and said it was muddy but short.  This is at km marker 88 which would put is closer to La Paz than Constitution.  He said road was fine all the way to Guerrero Negro.  He will give me another report on  the rest of the road to TJ tonight.

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Post by dean on Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:31 pm

major moon sept 27...   be on the lookout 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/sundays-lunar-eclipse-will-also-feature-a-supermoon/ar-AAezzUZ?ocid=spartanntp

Sunday's lunar eclipse will also feature a 'Supermoon'



It hasn't happened in 32 years, and won't for another 18 years: Sunday evening, a total lunar eclipse will coincide with a "Supermoon." 
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the full moon and the sun. The Earth's shadow covers the moon, which often has a red color, hence the "blood" moon nickname.
Although it's completely in the shadow of Earth, a bit of reddish sunlight still reaches the moon. 
"That red light shining onto the moon is sunlight that has skimmed and bent through Earth's atmosphere: that is, from all the sunrises and sunsets that ring the world at any given moment," according to Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine.
The total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m. EDT (7:11 p.m. PDT) Sunday evening and will last one hour and 12 minutes. It will be visible across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, NASA said.
Weather permitting, folks in the eastern half of North America can watch every stage of the eclipse, from beginning to end of the partial phases, with the moon mostly high in the sky, Sky and Telescope reports.

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Post by dean on Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:51 am

rained yesterday just enough to make the surface wet.


Today again we actually have a good amount of rain coming down.   11:40, started about 15 minutes ago..  

Weeds are going to be major.    This is no longer a desert, we are now tropic.


nicest evening we have had, the wind is dry and coming from the pacific direction.

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Post by dean on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:10 am

who wants to be a new mayor...

In LaPaz as mentioned the rumor is the last gov took off with a lot of money so the city is broke what I have read about 60 million pesos in debt.   So many employees have not been paid in 5 months.    Long  before the new mayor took office.       

Well right now in protest I have read people are piling their garbage in his yard.     Anyone want to be a new mayor? next Mayor?

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garbage pick up

Post by dean on Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:05 am

still no garbage pick up, may be time to start your own composting systems.    

right now the people are just dumping in the arroyos now.    So time to make preparations for this issue and not have it surprise you.   I have heard rumors that it may be February before the city has the money to begin paying all the workers.   

Time to prepare yourself out the gate so to speak.    If people have experience with composting I am starting a thread on this issue to help us out.

here is an article about the issue it is in spanish and google translate did not do well with this one..        

http://colectivopericu.net/2015/09/17/definitivo-ya-no-habra-servicios-publicos-en-lapaz/



here is the thread link to post information on composting.  
http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t764-time-to-be-prepared-to-compost-no-garbage-pick-up

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active tsunami alert

Post by dean on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:38 am

Does not show our area is  in serious levels, but would not go swimming in todos side right now.
 

via google translate...  so not precise.


Civil Protection active tsunami alert
La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS).  In the general population of Baja California Sur, is informed that following the earthquake that originated off the coast of Chile, with a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale are advised to take all precautions necessary to avoid situations that could endanger their safety, it is recommended not navigate from now until after the alert.
Similarly avoid jump into the water or being on the edge of the coast, all this in order to not take unnecessary risks.
Here we present the bulletin No. 002 issued by the Tsunami Warning Center (CAT-SEMAR) 
DATE AND TIME: SEPTEMBER 16, 2015, 19:20 HRS. R (00:20
HRS. Z) aimed exclusively at civilian and military authorities. ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THIS BULLETIN ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES. SEISMIC INFORMATION (confirmed by the PTWC): origin time of the earthquake: 16 September 2015, 17:54 hrs . R (Z 22:54 hrs.) from the epicenter REGION: NOR 169 km northwest of Valparaiso, Chile. LOCATION: 31,563 S, W 71 737 DEPTH: 10 km
http://octavodia.mx/articulo/61943/activa-proteccion-civil-alerta-por-tsunami

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Post by dean on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:14 am

two nice mornings in a row...    wow...   two nights I just used a fan and no AC.    

mosquitoes are building as figured.     Not many yet..   Yesterday the onshore  breeze did help to begin evaporating sitting water.    I leave a bunch of spots alone with water as my points of reference to see the evaporation rate, if I do see the mosquitoes wiggling I do empty the location.  

Looks like we now have about 5 campers in the campground now.   

*********I have not driven on the San Antonio road in a long time and am sure there are some road issues there, but it has to be a lot better than the road over the mountain.    Right now I would highly recommend taking that route to LaVentana from LaPaz day or night.    It adds about 15 minutes to the drive, but well worth it right now. (i know of two people that will only take that route now)******  

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Post by dean on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:55 pm

wow a really nice and fresh breeze from the mountains.  Not humid making this evening really nice, no ac needed.   

also two more campers in the campground another cabover and a full sized trailer.

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Post by dean on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:13 pm

We are not getting our afternoon onshore breeze that we generally get. This generally evaporates the standing water quickly. Without it it may be a bumper crop of mosquitos. Lots of dragonflies around because of the spaced out rains we have received.

really humid too, feels like being in Galveston/Houston TX.

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Post by dean on Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:57 am

No rain so far today, there was some thunder early in the morning..    Clouds in the mountains, clear and humid here..    Yesterday could have been about 1/2 an inch of rain in places.   

there is a cabover camper in the campground now.

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Post by dean on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:46 am

https://youtu.be/V-9FdWmZqRQ

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Post by dean on Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:36 pm

oh almost forgot, road report, went to LaPaz yesterday.   now there is one very dangerous road hazard coming south to LV.     Finally part of the road disappeared, right now it is only about 1 foot in and easily avoided, but if at night you may not see it.   So now a final warning that driving the mountain at night south can be critically dangerous.    Before just heading north is...   Most of the pot holes and such that are horrible are on our side of the mountain going both ways.  

Also the garbage men have not picked up again for 2.5 weeks.  I have been told there is now not even fuel to run the trucks.    Before it was the employees had not been paid in months.    The rumor is the last politicians that are out of power walked off with some extra money.    The rumor I heard also noted there would not be money till February for many of the things.  I hope that does not include garbage.

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Post by dean on Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:49 am

so humid again this morning...    Humidity back for a week now..    

9:30 a weird one, the island was gone this morning, the Pt arena point was clear.    and the clouds came our way from the island and we are getting a gentle sprinkle.   Generally we get our rains from the south.

10:10 very hard downpour.    ground water flowing


noon:  Well the rain just diminished

lost power from noon to 5pm.    

Got to test out my new used ex-military 2kW diesel generator with 75 hours on it..   This very small one is good for about 6000 hours and are easy to rebuild being one cylinder if I ever put that many hours on.    A typical hurricane is 2 weeks no power, about 400 hours.  What is also ideal about a small one is low fuel consumption and if the home style batteries like tesla and other are working on ever get reasonable in price this is the ideal size generator to run to keep it charged.   With those batteries you would not need to stagger turning on items with motors/compressors like AC, fridges, water pumps.

First had to wire it in and fill with more fuel, that took about 2 hours.    So next time power goes out will only take me 5 minutes.    Was able to run everything except the 1 HP water pump (unplugged it) and  Air Conditioner units (turned circuit breakers off).   I will have to test my smaller AC unit later      Ran all outlets and what was plugged into them including 3 large fridges, what I do is stagger the turning on the fridges because the compressors have a high peak demand, so turn one on and wait 5 minutes.  I was at just under 70 percent capacity, so next will test my small Ac unit later.  It draws 4 amps and shoud put me at 95% usage which is ideal.      To run the water I have a small RV 110vac shurflo water pump, these are very low amp demand and have a auto pressure shutoff, not a lot of waterflow but enough to wash dishes and take shower like you were on a boat or RV.  Also these are built such that our salty city water does not corrode them.

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Post by dean on Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:25 am

lots of flying bugs last night, specially the termites.  

Sophia said this morning she was actually cool, not cold.   This morning not as humid, strange considering the concrete and sand is wet.

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Post by dean on Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:28 pm

we just had a 20 minute downpour of rain, may not have hit el sargento.    It was about 1/4 inch in that time that caused moving surface water.

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Post by dean on Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:19 am

breezy this morning, and starting to rain right now. looks like patchy rain.   10am

noon;  the patchy rain did not amount to much, but now we have full coverage clouds and we are getting a decent soaking rain, not heavy but soaking.

6pm, we only had about 30 minutes of moderate rain, no run off.

looks like that is the end of the treat from Linda

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Post by dean on Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:43 am

Hurricane Linda is giving us some really humid weather.    

 Note though we have had some rain we still do not have weeds popping up all over. Also the bobos have not been a major issue so far. We have had dragonflies off and on all summer may be the reason. No other major issues with bugs. Last year it was a war with ants all summer, this summer have not had to even put out bait for them.

I found a crack in my neighbors septic tank in the spring and have been putting in mineral oil which has eliminated all mosquitos in my location. I put in about 1 once every 2 months. Once it cools off I will reseal their tank. If driving down I would recommend buying a gallon of mineral oil from amazon, about $20.00 it is usable for many things in addition to stopping mosquitos breed in pools, tires, other open water things like fence posts. I presently have no mosquitoes where last year was killing 10 a day with a fly swatter because of my neighbors crack in his septic tank.

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Post by dean on Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:53 am

ROAD REPORT  Just a heads up, the road over the mountain is in very bad shape, would not drive it at night but if you do have a few  extra  tires.    And extra shocks.   Well maybe just go real slow.     Going south is just real pot holed up and if going slow no death defying issues..    Going north, if you had not been on it absolutely do not drive it at night.    Northbound there are about three places, well one is marked now that you can disappear off the road down the mountain say headlights were in your eyes.   Also cows are really out in force.    If we get more rain during the peak next couple weeks I will note the details on this section of my website.  

rain went to west of LaPaz.    

looks like we have some major rain coming in the next day.....   could be major...  look at my hurricane map section
http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t524-weather-maps 

The trailer in the campground is now gone.

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