Things that happen when we’re bored

February 16, 2017

Affect ~  A verb: “The cold weather really affects me.”
Effect ~ A noun: “Dry coughs are one effect of cold weather .”

Ensure – To make sure, like a guarantee
Insure – Always used as insurance => The policy you pay for but may never use.

Hone ~  Always a verb: What we do to knives & sharp edges to make them sharper.
Home ~ Sometimes a verb or a noun:

Home in on is how we get closer to something,  (“She’s homing in on the answer.”),
while    Home is also where the heart is

Farther ~ A physical distance.
Further  ~ Additionally, everything else.

Accept ~ To receive or agree with
Except ~ To exclude

and my personal favorite:
Number – Things that can be counted or was counted
Amount – A quantity of something that can’t be counted or wasn’t counted.

“The number of Yucalandia readers has increased each & every year for the last 9 years.”
“Colin drank a staggering amount of alcohol.”

and yes,   there’s always there, their & they’re … to, two & too … then & than … Your, yore & you’re …

Your favorites?

Happy Trails,
steve

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Zika Virus Transmission by Saliva, Urination & Intercourse (Bodily Fluids)

February 15, 2017

Got Zika?

Think you might have Zika…?

This is very important, because Zika, Dengue & Chikungunya virus infections share most of the same symptoms.**

Consider how Zika persists & is transmitted by bodily fluids – as long as 80 days.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that some patients showed Zika virus in serum (blood)  as long as 54 days … while some patients had no ZIKA virus in blood samples after 14 days.

Other patients showed Zika in urine for up to 39 days,   while others had no Zika in urine after just 8 days

Semen results were most troubling,  showing some patients had Zika Virus present up to 80 days after infections … while the fastest Zika virus clearance was in … ~ 34 days ~

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1613108?query=featured_home&

See our main article on Zika, Dengue & Chikungunya at:

** Chikungunya, Zika & Dengue Virus Information

Happy Trails,
steve

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15 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Mexico

Every once in a while,   someone puts together a great piece in their blog.

This is one of those times.

Jim Foreman, of The Mexican Insurance Store.com has put together a real doozy (Duesenberg)…  … With FULL CREDIT TO JIM  Foreman,  Feb 10, 2017,   we offer a copy of his publicly published  ~excellent~ article.

Tips, Secrets, and Advice for Traveling Mexico

  Friday, February 10, 2017

15 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling In Mexico

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. –Saint Ambrose

Story by Jim Foreman
We’ve all been there. We’ve all made that first trip to Mexico, as green as a cucumber.

What’s more, everyone, it seems, from the news, family, and friends will try to impart some conventional wisdom. The problem is that these same people offering their advice have either never been to Mexico or went so long ago, the memories are grossly embellished.

Originally this was going to be only ‘6 Rookie Mistakes.’ As the thoughts and situations kept appearing, the number rose to 8, 10, 13 and finally 15. Truthfully, this list could have exceeded 16, 18 or 20 points. Sticking with the self-imposed limit of 15, take a moment to ponder, read, and think about what’s listed below. These can mean the difference between a ‘Meh’ trip and a wonderfully memorable journey.

The list below isn’t about rules to follow such as not driving at night or taking the toll roads. Instead, these are some key details and perspectives that will make your first trip and future trips memorable and enjoyable.

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Read the Full Article here:
15 Common Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Mexico 

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Updated Antiparasitic Treatment Rules for Pets Entering Mexico

February 10, 2017

Public Service Announcement:
Our helpful readers continue to update us all on what rule enforcement changes are taking place around Mexico.

New Enforcement of Regulation re: Bringing Dogs into Mexico via Air

Airport officials at the airport in Puerto Vallarta are enforcing a regulation requiring dogs ( not sure about cats) require the following:
PRIOR to arrival, your dog must have be treated against internal and external parasites by a licensed veterinarian and the products used must be reflected on the health certificate.

Dogs must also have been treated for ticks shortly prior to entering the country. ”

This seems pretty self explanatory.

We’d appreciate hearing from readers if this change is being enforced nationwide.

Happy Trails,
steve

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Mexico Waives All Duties on Electric Vehicle Imports

Feb 4 
The ever-reliable Aaron of Mexconnect (and electric car enthusiast) offers this good update:

Effective today, Feb. 3,   the Mexican government is now waiving all duties on electric car imports and imports of unspecified repair parts for same. This expands the duty free import of such vehicles made in NAFTA countries to any country.

See, for example: http://www.sintesiscaaarem.com.mx/…rticle from Reforma.

See also http://primerahora.com.mx/index.php?n=186035 which notes that from January to October of 2016, 230 electric cars were imported into the country.

An article in El Universal adds that electric cars are exempt from the license plate based day driving ban in the Cd de Mexico.

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…  While some countries are throwing up barriers …
CONGRATULATIONS to Mexico … as she moves in the opposite direction.

How will Lady Liberty react ?

Happy Trails… Happy Motoring…

Safe Travels ~
steve

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Mexican Holidays … Banks … and our In-Home Workers

Feb 4
Public Service Announcement:
To help our readers follow the law … and to be respectful of  ~our~   In*Home workers,   know that Monday Feb 6, is a national holiday … Constitution Day !

Each Employer first decides to ask the worker to work,  or not. …   If Holiday work is offered by the employer …  Then the employees decide to whether to work or not.

SPECIAL RULES FOR HOLIDAY PAY:
National holidays have special rules for paying domestic employees who choose to work on the Holiday:
~ Double pay   + plus regular pay equals a a net triple payday.

~ If they choose NOT  to work …. they are still paid regular pay for that day.

Makes sense ?

Enjoy the Bank Holiday … Govt. Holiday … and closing of some shops as the people celebrate !

Happy Trails,
steve

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Update on getting new plates & registration in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

Feb 4 UPDATE
Progreso SSP Office for Exchanging Plates is open.

AAFY Collection Office in Progreso
C. 37 S / N x 74, Progreso, Yucatan.
(by the sports field)

Hours:  Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 08:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Jan. 25, 2017
Note that we have covered the general details on how to do this & the general requirements in a separate post at this link:

Have a Yucatan Plated Car? Time to Reemplacamiento ! (Schedule your New Plates)

~ Jan 25 UPDATE:   Also Note …  In addition to your paperwork/documents/money etc… We also … have to UNSCREW the old plates,  and bring them in with us …  to submit at the SSP ‘DMV’   … to get our new plates. ~

Continuing;
A good friend recently posted on the current conditions of how things are actually working.   Here is their very good report – lightly edited…

“Today was the day to go to the Yucatan registry to get new plates. This was the second visit because the first visit noted we did not have the correct paperwork. Today with all of the correct paperwork and the old plates to turn in for new. After waiting in a long line of moving seats we got permission to enter to process the papers. The glitch was that the system was down and only a chit was issued in order to complete the process, pay, and receive new plates.

For those who are going and either own their car outright or it is financed, here is the documentation you will need:
~ An original AND copy of a CURRENT utility bill with correct address, (aka comprabante)

~  the original AND copy of the ‘old’ tarjeta de circulacion,

~ the original AND copy of your passport AND/OR (safely AND), original AND copy of your residence card (mexican green card!)  or INE/IFE card for Mexicans

~ a copy of the factura of the vehicle – the bill of sale,
and

~a copy of your current proof of insurance (that may need to be stamped & signed to be a legitimate comprabante.)

Where to go?
The former prison across from the zoo in back of parque centenario.
I made a mistake and went to the new (SSP) location way up in back of Costco, where there is no close parking. I went to the location for placas and was asked if I had an appointment, replying no, I was told to go to the location as described above and there was another location I think in Sieglo xx1. The news is that this morning we were informed to return between 2 & 6 pm and the system would be up!!! ”

Happy Trails… Happy Motoring…

Safe Travels ~
steve

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