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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.”


Last Item:
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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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am

The Cultural Event of the Season

5th Annual Art Show at the Punta Cabrilla Club House on Lana Lane
Saturday January 29th from noon until 5 PM.

This has always been a favorite event in El Sargento and La Ventana.
Come and see the new works by our artists and artisans. Everyone is welcome.
Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soda and have some snacks while browsing great art.
All proceeds are going to the school mural project. There will be an information table at the
show so you can see what is happening and ask questions.

Want to help out? Or are you an artist that wants to participate this year?
Please contact Lana Nixon, holalana@gmail.com local phone 114-0180
Or Andrea Bignold, andreabaratto@hotmail.com local phone 114-0420
We will be happy to get you involved!

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Post by dean on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am

Don't go to the BURNING BUSH on an empty stomach.
Cosina Alfonso is offering an early dinner so you'll be able to get to the party on time.
Join us this Saturday night January 15 at Casa Verde - serving dinner from 5:30 to 9:00.

Green salad with a feta and olives vinaigrette.
Grilled fish fillet, on top of pasta a la putanesca.
Coconut flan
COME HUNGRY - Price $150.00 pesos
For more information or reservation please contact chefalfonso@hotmail.com or call to my Cell. 61215 10811
Muchas gracias y buen provecho Chef Alfonso

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Post by dean on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:04 am

EVENTS

La Ventana Classic - Support our SCHOOLS

Volunteers needed to ride in pangas and help kiters - mandatory meeting Sunday Jan 16th at 7pm at Palapas Ventana Restaurant
Volunteers needed for Expo, kite catching, beer sales, set up and more meeting for these jobs
Monday Jan 17th at 7pm at Palapas Ventana Restaurant

Sign up to enter the race SUP, Kite, or Windsurf before jan 15th when costs go up
register online www.laventanaclassicbaja.com or in person at Palapas Ventana

CLINICS - still room left in women's clinic, Wave clinic, race clinic, and SUP clinics sign up online or at Palapas Ventana or Baja Joes

PARTY SCHEDULE - all parties benefit our 5 local schools and community!!
Party at the official sites where the establishment ensures your money will be helping the cause - no matter what the wind does there will be Prizes and Parties!!

Wednesday Night - skippers' meeting and Welcome Party Palapas Ventana 7pm

Thursday Night - Toga Party at Pablos 8pm across the street from the trailer park

Friday Night - Reggae Beach Party with KL Reggae plus mexican beach buffet by Panchos
on Expo Beach between Baja Joes and Ventana Windsports
5:30 food 8 pm band

Saturday Night - Caution Fight Night - real AAA LUCHA LIBRE in the ring at Expo Beach
plus Beach Buffet by Coya's --530 food, 7 pm rumble time
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Sunday Night - Rock and Roll Awards Party at Pizza Vela - free shuttles start from Expo Beach
at 530 and run all night - cash awards, giveaways, and dancing with Jurassic Rock and locally world famous Mr Bean!!
For more on the wind driven event schedule go to LV CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Tim Hatler tim@palapasventana.com

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The La Ventana Classic

Post by dean on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:36 am

HELP THE SCHOOLS - VOLUNTEER

The La Ventana Classic is coming up very soon (Jan. 20 thru 23). We need lots of volunteers to help with the Raffle and T-Shirt Sales (23 people each day of the event).
Please help! This is a FUN EVENT--lots of socializing along with the "work".

Several ways to sign up:
1) Call Karon @ 612/161-8658
2) Call Shirley @ 612/103-0675
3) Send an email to: Karon@PalapasVentana.com
4) Send an email to: Shirlalderson@gmail.com

We need people to sign up for at least 2 hours for 2 days. If you can't commit to that, let us know what you can do. We will finalize the schedule for workers prior to our Volunteer Meeting on Jan. 17th. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MANDATORY MEETING TO GET YOUR SCHEDULE AND LEARN MORE DETAILS. Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Jewelery Exhibit

Post by dean on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:34 am

Jewelery Exhibit

Artful jewelery designed using natural elements from Baja and resin.
Your comments and inputs would be greatly appreciate. You're welcome to view my collective items
by appointment at 612-169-2734 or zybline@live.ca or berndia@yahoo.com Diane Berneche
location : across the road from Paraíso Sign ,2nd house to the right
open most Sunday's from 10:30 am to 1pm. please contact me for a visit

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dance lessons

Post by dean on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:22 am

Free dance lessons at the round restaurant and bar just North of the campground. Every Tuesday as long as there is interest until the end of Feb. Lessons start promptly at 7:30 PM. I teach basic steps for Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha and Night Club 2 Step. You will learn how to feel the music not think it so you can be able to create your own steps. Come and have some fun learning something new. George Hain

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theft deterrent

Post by dean on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:20 am

Theft deterrent, one of the best defenses to theft is if all items are engraved. Crazy Pacos has a engraver that you can bring your items to and engrave them with your name and phone number. this is for free when you do it yourself. For a small fee 10 pesos per item generally you can drop off the items and Paco will have them ready generally the next day. You can also arrange to borrow the engraver overnight after 2 pm returned by 7am, a security deposit is required but no fee. I have read about some people who had items stolen that the police would not return because positive ID could not be made even though the people knew it was their computer. This should or could solve this. So engrave your battery on the inside and other places with your name. Same with cameras and so on. The engraver works on all plastics and most metals. See Paco at Crazy Pacos at poco@crazypacos.com

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Christmas Music Show

Post by dean on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:11 pm

Christmas Music Show
Thursday, December 23rd at 6:30PM indoors at Playa Central Bakery. All are encouraged to attend an evening of holiday music by a large group of your favorite local musicians. Bring a chair and be ready to sing along. Ho Ho Ho! bluzman61@hotmail.com

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:52 am

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Hola amigas/amigos,

Saturday is launch day for Mujeres Ayuando a Mujeres - Women helping Women. At
the Holiday Arts and Crafts Event on Saturday, Dec. 11th at El Corazón Cafe we
are launching our products called: Con Sabor de la Baja - A taste of the Baja.
This is a line of ´exotic and liquor based´ jams, jellies, marlamades and
chutneys all made with products recognizable as ¨Baja¨. I can´t believe the
results. Neither can Max. His comments - clear winners!!

Currently I am working with a ¨graduate¨ from the gov´t sponsored crisis
Shelter. She is learning a new skill and getting paid for her time at more than
she is making ironing clothes in a Plancharía.


On Saturday we are featuring Strawberry Margarita Jam, Strawberry Mango
Daiquiri, Apple Jalepeño Jelly, Apple Mango Chutney, Grilled Pineapple, banana
and Kahlúa chutney, and if we can get the jars tomorrow - Tequila Sunrise Jelly
- a product reminiscent of Todos Santos, the Hotel California, the Sunrise Cafe
across the street from the Hotel.

Our labels will be bilingual - Spanish (Con Sabor de la Baja) and English (A
Taste of the Baja). Note that the designer has included the LOGO on each of the
labels. (She is redoing the English labels to reflect A Taste of the Baja)

I´m preparing recipe ideas for these products. One is: Apple Mango chutney (2
tbs.) mixed with 1 package of softened Philidelphia Cream Cheese, 1 tbs. curry
powder, 1 tbs. ground cumin. Mix well. Top with Apple Jalapeño Jelly -
Result: To die for!!

Don´t believe me?

Ask Alejandra and she will tell you about how she made up a batch for herself,
locked the bedroom door, put on the TV and ate the whole thing herself without
offering any to José Miguel (our Mexican grandson)


Please come by on Saturday Dec. 11th at El Corazon Cafe AND the park across the
street to see our 39 exhibitors - including Mujers Ayuando a Mujeres - Women
Helping Women.

Better yet - these make great corporate gifts and souvenirs of the Baja for your
friends and family back home. Granddaughter Natasha will get to take some back
to Ottawa in March.

Thanks to all for your support along the way.

Luiza

Subject: Re: [LPG] Re: Launch of Mujeres Ayuando a Mujeres (Women helping Women)
AND Con Sabor de La Baja/A Taste of the Baja at the Dec. 11th Holiday Arts and
Crafts Sale at El Corazón Cafe AND PARK INFRONT.


between 10 and 5 at the El Corazon Restaurant (on Revolucion at the corner of
Constitucion) and across the street in the Park. Mujeres Ayuando a Mujeres will
be in the restaurant courtyard. Do come by to sample these delightful " tastes
of the Baja"

Luiza


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Post by dean on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:12 pm

baja good lefe club
December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The peak of the shower this year should occur on the night of December 13 and morning of the 14th, although some meteors should be visible from December 6 - 19. Some estimates say there could be as many as 120 meteors an hour visible from dark-sky locations. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. The Moon will set early in the evening setting the sky up for a spectacular show. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight.

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Post by dean on Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:47 am

bpe

Here is some info on the upcoming lunar eclipse.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html#LE2010Dec21T
Looks like it can be seen from here in Los Barriles very good.
Starts Dec 21 at 11:33pm, is in full eclipse Dec 22 from 12:41 am to 1:53am, and done Dec 22 at 3:01am (by my calculations). If someone else finds otherwise, please email BPE.

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star search

Post by dean on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:57 pm

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December 10 (Friday): Astronomer Miguel Angel Norzagray Cosio will be at the Science Fair in El Sargento from 5pm till 8pm. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky. If you have a telescope, bring it along. As darkness descends, the Great Square of Pegasus will be overhead. Though the square looks empty, through a telescope, along the middle of the shortest side (the one facing west) there are stars on either side of its center with recently discovered planets circling them. Between the square and Cassiopeia (the W-shaped constellation below the square), and faintly visible to good eyes under darkest of skies, is the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy, our nearest sister galaxy some 2,500,000 light years away, which contains more than a trillion stars. The planet Mercury will just be setting in the SW. Jupiter, with its many satellites, will be high in the SW sky, and just to its west will be the five-day-old crescent moon. Orion, with its famous green nebula, will begin rising in the east around 6:45 p.m. Saturn will not rise until 2:17 a.m. on the 11th, and the bright morning star rising at 4:15am is the planet Venus. Pray that Zeus or Orion will turn out the street lights and other unshaded outdoor lights so that the Milky Way will once again be visible from this area. TS

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Battery recycling

Post by dean on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:41 am

Battery recycling: The program is now officially being sponsored.

We now have a name for Pacos new coffee stand it is Crazy Pacos. Next to Crazy Chelas is the location. Paco has agreed to be in charge of all dead batteries. Bring him dead batteris of any kind from rechargables, likecell phone batteries, tooth brush, tools, any kind of device that was rechargeable. Please cut the tooth brush open and remove yourself, but if you can not do it we will still take it and do it ourselves. This includes hearing aid batteries, toy, regular dry cell, alarm and we will also take car truck, motorcycle, atv and any one you can imagine. Any batteries that show signs of leakage, please put them in a double plastic bag sealed. And also separate the rechargeable ones from the non rechargeable ones.

Now as a special incentive for you to get the ones from your neighbors and also include for the hassle of explaining to your friend who does not speak English, for every 10 batteries you bring to Paco he will give you a 10% discount on a cup of coffee. Remember our water that is used for showering and the reverse osmosis is collected in essence right below the garbage dump. Crazy Paco’s hours as of this notice at the coffee shop and for taking batteries is 7am to 2pm and then again 4pm to 8pm; 7 days a week. Please do not drop off batteries when he is closed.

Paco will be looking into collecting all dead florescent lamps and what can be done with these. So please do not throw these away for now, hold onto them to see what we can do with them, these contain mercury that could end up in our water too. Dean 114-0202 if you have a question.

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from the view

Post by dean on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:14 am

Centennial Celebrations:

You are invited to the baseball stadium in El Sargento Friday November 19th from 8am till done. The local schools will celebrate the centenial by having dance performances, little centennial skits, other entertainment and food stands.

http://mexidata.info/id2779.html

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The Telesecundaria #10 Invities you to attend the Centennial Celebration of the Mexican Revolution on Saturday November 20th at 6pm at the La Concha, the El Sargento public plaza they will have Mexican food, numerous presentations of performing arts, musica, a trampolin, and much more. No Faltes te divertiras!


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mining in baja

Post by dean on Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:09 am

from BWO

Concordia Gold/paredones Amarillos Gold Mine - This week Congresswoman Sonia Murillo presented an initiative before the State Congress to ban open pit gold mining, thermonuclear electric plants and any other industrial activity that endangers the environment of BCS. The initiative was passed and will be taken up for final vote next week. This is wonderful news as it will prevent the state and local governments in BCS from approving any permits or grant zoning to mines or industries that will endanger the environment. Thanks to everyone who continue to help with this important issue. - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, info@aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612 145-0050

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potential reason for the construction south of Ensenada

Post by dean on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:17 am

tip from Marko..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punta_Colonet,_Baja_California

Proposed Port

There is a proposal to turn the bay (Bahía Colonet) near Punta Colonet, a desolate and sparsely inhabited inlet, into a multi-billion dollar deep water mega-container port able to handle next-generation vessels.[1][2] The mega-port will cover 30 km² which more than 70 km², making it as large as the U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach combined. The projected multimodal maritime center would make Punta Colonet the largest port in Mexico and the third-largest in the world, after Singapore and Hong Kong.[3] Port operations will require a city of up to 200,000 people.[4] The project will require a new power plant and a desalination plant. The port will also require a 300 km plus (200 miles) rail line from the Port to reach the United States border and an intermodal facility.

On August 17, 2009, Mexico Transportation and Communications Minister Juan Molinar Horcasitas announced the project will move ahead, and that a new timetable would soon be issued. On October 8, 2009, Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transport Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas said the project would start with a reduced near-term plan to handle one million containers (TEUs) per year, a figure “viable in light of declining Pacific ship traffic.” This is down from the original target of 2 million/year. He also said that bids will be accepted in the range of $1-3 billion, and he reiterated that four groups of companies are expected to submit construction-and-operation bids.

On December 14, 2009, after two years of work and expenditure of $1 million, the Mexican government issued urban and port development plans for the coming mega-port at Punta Colonet. From today’s population of 9,000, Punta Colonet will grow to 48,000 within five years, and 230,000 by 2040, according to the planning document issued by the Urban Development Program of the Center for Population and the City Planning Institute of Ensenada.



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Washington Post about US military helping Mexican troops bat

Post by dean on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:00 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/09/AR2010110907297_2.html

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alaska adds 2 flights for winter

Post by dean on Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:41 pm

per the baba citizen. nov 7 to march

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San Antonio art fair

Post by dean on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:19 pm

nov 14
9am to 5pm

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Playa Central Beach Club

Post by dean on Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:57 pm

New Restaurant In Town

Playa Central Restaurant & Bakery

Our bakery has daily fresh bread, pastries and pies, and serves breakfast and lunch.
Bakery hours: 7 am- 7pm
Our restaurant serves pizza, pasta and chalkboard specials. Full bar with mojitos, margaritas, wines, beers and other cocktails. We serve home made pasta!
Restaurant hours: 4:30 pm- 10:30 pm

Jessica, Olivia and Vivien, three sisters from Cozumel, run and manage both businesses. We make pizzas, wait on tables, are in the kitchen, and enjoy the people who come to eat our healthy and fresh food.

Other Services offered at Playa Central:
- Kite Lessons
- Yoga classes. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am.
- Sail shed for windsurfing and kiteboarding gear, monthly fees.

Location: Right next to the La Ventana Campgrounds, big yellow building.

Contact:

Playa Central Beach Club
114 0267
612 152 3688
jessica@laventanakiteboarding.net

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rincon opens

Post by dean on Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:55 pm


WELCOME FRIENDS, SEASON 2010-2011, THE RINCON RESTAURANT ITS OPEN NOW..... THURSDAY FIRST DAY.... TODAY ONE MARGARITA FREE!!!
THANK YOU...
JOAQUIN LEON.

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general water

Post by dean on Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:19 pm

talked to my neighbor today, he had bad news about the short term water situation. He talked to the head of the water department who is an elected official. Water department head is also a good friend of his daughter.

Before the water department guy told him that we would have better water. But things change. He now says we will not be gitting the new well. and he does want to charge 3 pesos per water jug filled. My neighbor told him directly that that is rediculous and stupid.

soat least we do have a reasonable Mexican voice telling the decision maker what I would assume is all of our position.

My neighbor said it will take someone else being elected to have a chance again. And he does believe we will see better water from our faucets someday.

I did not ask when the water department head election is.


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new shopping center by home depot

Post by dean on Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:09 pm

http://www.theshoppes.com.mx/lapaz.pdf

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tested the water in the new water tanks

Post by dean on Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:57 pm

I did a ppm test on the water tanks and the water was very good at 26 ppm last week. and drank some. no problems to report. i do not think they sterylize the water. when I was in the plant I did not see that type of equiptment.

I tested the water out of my city water and it is still 2000 plus ppm.


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rain today

Post by dean on Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:20 pm

had about 30 minutes of rain today, good soaker.. maybe about 1/4 inch.

looks like 4 people in the campground... better get down for front row...

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:46 pm

the road over the mountain now has stippes yellow and two white all the way from LaPaz to the T intersection.

what this also means is we can now drive back from LaPaz at night and feel way more safe with the oncoming brights blinding us. we can at least see the road stripes to know we are still on the road.

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road and background

Post by dean on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:32 am

the road over the mountain today had zero potholes. was amazing. they have re-paved most of the mountain. they have not done anything with the LaVentana road.

Was at a morning place and was again with the CFE area boss of LaVentana and a retired captain of the Marines. Their discussion is how they were so impressed with the present government, that more has been done with the present government than they have ever seen in their lifetimes. I have to concur with my limited time I have been here. They also brought up some old history trivia. It use to take 72 hours to ride a horse to Todos Santos from Lapaz. that before HWY 1 once a year they would get apples on Christmas. that when the people of LaPaz first got bread they did not know what to do with it and they put it inside a tortilla.

also reading one of the english papers in LaPaz, that the mayor is pressing the police. She has set up the first " cultural sensitivity" classes for police about dealing with tourists. How they are the front line on how people will view the area. That word travels far in how people are treated. and that LaPaz wants to be a friendly tourist encounter. She plans on more of these.

I will like to add there have been many complaints about the shakedowns. Here is how I dealt with it. In LaPaz the locals did not wear motorcycle helmets which is a law in Mexico. and I have never liked helmets. So did not wear one and was getting pulled over all the time, i just refused to pay, was very polite about it and made jestures/jokes about the entire thing always smiling and laughing without insulting. This always took time and patients. But I always offered to the officers to come to my casa in LaVentana and have a cervasa with me, and would tell them on sunday whenor when they did not have to work. Again to me a universal gesture of friendship have a beer with someone.... Gave them a map and my phone number and they would show up sometimes with 3-4 of them, and sometimes with their family. It was great because all the motorcyle police officers now knew me in LaPaz. and when they would see me they would ALWAYS pull me over, just to say hi. One time I was in my truck dropping off my mother and aunt in LaPaz at a hotel and I was double parked and all the sudden all these police came converging, my mother and aunt got so worried because they heard such bad things about the police. I told them these were my friends, I do not think my mother believed me. I then introduced my mother and aunt to the police. And my friends the police gave them the royal treatment, and told my they would take care of my double parked truck and one helped me with the luggage. what more can anyone ask for. Over the years some have moved up in rank and are no longer petroling and others were transfered so they have not been out in years. I will run into one in the supermarket and he will say hi. I know if any of these that were promoted ever saw me in the station they would come to my rescue.

Now a days I do wear a helmet in LaPaz as my friends are not out there and I just do not have the time. the last one i did not know took me 30 minutes before he gave up on me. So my suggestion is make a friend have a beer with the police. BTW some only drank coke.

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Post by dean on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:33 am

Water filter and purifier; I was at Home depot today, (BTW a very large strip mall is being built next to HD.) they have a low cost system for filtering tap water. This system has a small battery operated UV device to sterilize harmful germs bacteria. It claims it is 99% effective. Then a media type replacable sediment and carbon filter. About 900 pesos.

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Post by dean on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

potentially great news on the water front.

Just taked to my Mexican neighbor to my south with the big house, the political guy's house. (some call it general's house which is NOT correct)

He ran into the water department chief in LaPaz last week. The water department head is good friends with his daughter.

My neighbor did ask him what is going on with the good vs bad water and so on. And the water guy did tell my neighbor we would not have the good water as it was being changed. He informed my neighbor that in 2 months we will all have good water at our houses as another well will go online. I asked where this well would be from and my neighbor said he had not asked that question.

He also said the water in the 3 water tanks I pictured below will be good enough for drinking and is different than what will be in the pipes to our houses. He also said they will not be charging for the water at the large tanks. and this is as close to the horses mouth I think we will ever get in this town.

FYI i bet we will have good water, as my neighbor said this water guy does own a piece of property in our area....

I will still buy the bottled water for drinking.

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:25 am

here are some more pictures of a close up of the shrimp factory tank caged in... (it is not hooked up yet) the other locations of the new tanks... one by the town party center, one by the newer hardware store.

From what I was told yesterday Saturday, the west side of the road may have the better water right now. The east side we have the old water at 2300 ppm. I did not test this persons water, just rerporting on what one person said. It is easy to tell when brushing your teeth. The water tanks are not in opperation yet.





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Post by dean on Sun May 30, 2010 2:33 pm

as of today the water from the city system is back to the old 2300 ppm disolved solids. And we are back to high pressure again.

I tested my bottled water and it is 18 ppm

and tested some water from San Bertolo I got from a spring today and that was 230 ppm

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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:18 am

whats happening in the area...
by dean Today at 11:11 am

.The hurricane season predictions by NOAA are out… good news for us,

NOAA: 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook
Issued: 27 May 2010

http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/Epac_hurr/Epac_hurricane.html

NOAA’s 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook indicates a 75% chance of a below-normal season, a 20% chance of a near-normal season, and a 5% chance of an above normal season..
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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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.”


Last Item:
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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