Dec 26, 2009, 11:10 AM
Post #13 of 31
Good old satellite television. Canadian weather reports in the winter and Arizona weather reports in the summer."
Re: [arbon] About Ajijic, food, music, people, and the "social life"
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Aaaaah must be another "Boxing day sale scam" going on, when comparing OUTSIDE temperatures NOB with temperatures
INSIDE .....Mexican houses, .....unheated in Winter, uncooled in Summer, and uninsulated all the time.
Well, now Arbon - just a couple of points:
In the highlands where Dawg lives with homes at both 5,000 and 7,000 feet, no cooling is ever required except ceiling fans if you buy in the right location. As for "...unheated in winter....", that is a good point generally speaking. The lack of heating in the winter (and sometimes in the summer) in San Cristóbal de Las Casas in most homes and/or public places is a bit of a shock when one first moves down there so we made sure that the home we remodeled in San Cristóbal had plenty of propane wall heaters or gas fireplaces plus a woodburning fireplace in the living room that is the best and most well constructed fireplace we have ever had. We also insulated the house so I guess "...uninsulated all the time." should read; "usually not insulated except by some foreign residents".
We have a friend who grew up in Tunis who always told us he had never been as cold in Paris as he had been in Tunis.
Now, excuse me as I must go watch the NOB weather reports before I go for a walk on this pleasant sunny late December day at Lake Chapala. By the way, we have a guest from Ontario who enjoys the Canadian weather reports even more than we do.
Those of you planning to rent at Lake Chapala should make sure heating is adequate in any house you rent and also check for ceiling fans and adequate fresh air ventilation.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Dec 26, 2009, 11:12 AM)