Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please reach out to me. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!  
and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century!
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 25, 2021

Free Stuff – more to be thankful for!

Oh we have so much to be thankful for! If anyone could use any of this free stuff, that is just something else to check off your list. We have a new listing coming up. Could you use any of the following:

Solid fill? That cement is to be broken up a bit….

Seven pallets

Several sheets of plywood. Some has been protected from the weather. One sheet is pressure treated.

Several different kinds of wire fencing

A brand new screen door, never installed, looks like the one in the photo

A couple big beams, lumber and scrap wood.

See something you’d like to repurpose? Just let me know as I’m glad to point you in the right direction on Crestline.

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor 760-742-1742

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 22, 2021

‘Forest Dweller’ still thinks we have work to do

Three years ago a call came in from Danny Freeman with Channel 7 NBC. He asked if he could interview me about my thoughts on managing our properties to be more fire safe. My answers would still be the same. Trees and brush are just like children, they grow up so fast. We’ve had tree crews up recently doing fabulous jobs to make some properties much more fire safe and for the buyers to have a much better chance to get insurance.

We have a couple great crews, licensed and insured, to get tree work and property cleanup done. Watch for a post real soon with their contact info and some great before and afters.

Meanwhile here is the video clip with a quick tour around Palomar:

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/local-forest-dwellers-react-to-president_s-forest-management_san-diego/50930/

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 18, 2021

Dutch and Bruce at Lazy H tomorrow!

Can you pull away and meet up at Lazy H tomorrow night? That would be Thursday night, November 18th. The Smith Mountain Boys, Dutch Bergman and Bruce Druliner, are playing this Thursday, November 18th at The Lazy H Restaurant in Pauma Valley from 5-8pm. Stop by for dinner and enjoy some tunes!

Let’s do this! See YOU there?

Bonnie Phelps – ready to tap my feet and sing along!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 14, 2021

Need your Septic Pumped?

We have a new septic company for Palomar. Recently I found myself needing to make several calls to find companies to service Palomar for a reasonable price. Thad Ostrander said put all his life savings on the line to invest in his truck and start his company “All In Pumping”. His brother is Chad is a licensed septic contractor so is available for repairs. They make a great team. Thad has been up several times now and has saved our clients some money on his service. You cn save even more when you have your two lids uncovered and ready for Thad to pump.

I really admire this hard-working entrepreneur.

Call Thad at 760-533-6861

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor for all services!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 12, 2021

Fall arrived at Mountain Rose – Home For Sale

Is Fall your favorite season? Mine too. Don’t you just love all the rich, beautiful colors when the leaves turn and the crisp air? Oh, and maybe it has a lot to do with the big Thanksgiving dinner ’round the table with family and friends in anticipation of the first snow.

Mountain Rose is an absolutely charming home for all Four Seasons. Simply click for the latest photos and then come on up for a tour. Lots to be thankful for on Palomar Mountain!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor for all Seasons

At my desk: 760-742-1742

Out and About: 760-533-1742

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 12, 2021

Two Days of SDG&E Power Outages?

Yes, these power outages are inconvenient, but I sure am thankful the crews are hard at work to make Palomar Poles safer.

A couple months ago, I got to watch the crew replace a pole right across from our property. Fun to see them at work and I had a front row seat at my desk. Two cranes were used and so much involved to orchestrate the pole replacement. I couldn’t resist and went out to talk to the man directing traffic. I was curious why they picked this pole across from us to do first on our road.

He explained that the pole I see in my view every day won the prize for having the most woodpecker holes of all the poles on State Park Road. It is also very weathered being totally exposed, right on the rim. I’d remembered a small piece was left at the side of the road, free for the taking. I went over today for the photo. It is still there to see for yourself and if anyone wants it, first one to show up, it’s yours!

So, it looks like both Friday and Saturday we may have power off from 8 am until almost dark – or so. You are invited to click on both buttons on the map up there in “Cleveland National Forest”. They don’t mention Palomar being impacted, but, hello, it does include us. This outage notice has been a little confusing. First we were told the power would be off Friday unless too windy. Then it would be off on Saturday. Well, now the SDG&E Outage link shows both days. Time will tell…

It will be an interesting two days for those of you dealing with no power. Hoping you’ll be able to take the days off and run errands in the city, read a good book, or come on over! We have free Coffee and Wifi waiting for you. Another idea some folks needing wifi have done is ‘moved’ into the Valley Center Library during these outages. They also have great wifi and a fun museum next door to check out on a break.

Would you like things to be different for you during our next outage? Take advantage of the Generator Assistance Program offered by SDG&E. To qualify you need to live in a high fire area with planned outages. Well, that would be all of us. We had good reports with folks pleased with being prepared with their bargain generators.

Let’s all make the best of it! Humm, maybe I should pop some cookies in the oven first thing in the morning…

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor – Off-Grid or Power Humming

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 12, 2021

San Diego PD on Palomar

Yesterday I was out power-walking and watched about 30 San Diego Police Officers drive by before I got my camera turned on. They had been up to Boucher Lookout for a training exercise. They sure picked a beautiful day for a ride to the top of the Mountain! They looked so sharp and headed down the mountain with a big smile and thumbs up from me.

Backing the Blue from Palomar

Bonnie Phelps

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 11, 2021

Thanks to our Vets

Today and everyday our family honor the brave men and women that protect our country. We thank all our military families and our veterans for defending the freedoms we have.

Yes, we also fly the flag everyday and you’re welcome to come sit ’round our campfire anytime.

Long may it wave!

Bonnie Phelps

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 5, 2021

Building Plans?

It was a fun find to come across these building plans when cleaning out a shed. I just cheered! The new owners of the cabin will have the plans from 47 years ago! They were tucked away on a shelf with old paint cans, rusty tools and a bunch of stuff for the dumpster. It was sad to see the condition of the plans. Building plans can be so helpful when locating a septic system, remodeling or adding to electrical or plumbing. They really come in handy.

So, I did what I have before in this situation:

I carefully unrolled the plans and one page at a time, ironed them on the back at low heat. Then I taped the torn areas from the back. Plans are almost as good as new. It’s always best to store them rolled in a tube with a lid so the critters don’t help themselves to nesting material.

That’s the latest from my desk on this beautiful fall day on the Mountain!

Questions about Real Estate?

Let’s connect! Such an exciting time for sellers and buyers!

Bonnie Phelps, Full Service Realtor

“Have iron, will travel!”

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 5, 2021

Propane Company for Palomar

Extra-busy with Real Estate the past few months. ‘Brown Bear Cabin’ needed lots of attention to get it ready for the market. Over the years, the dirt bank the old propane tank was sitting on settled a bit and that old propane tank rolled down the hill. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But, we needed a new tank. We first had some of the locals in to prep the area. John Lucia installed a new pipe to the house, Contractor, Tom Fortney, got his tractor over there with some new material and with help from the buyer (Thank you Keith Sightler!) compacted the area so it was ready for a new tank.

I called my list of propane companies and quite a few more. The ONLY that delivers new tanks to Palomar is All State.

Their customer service is so helpful and they are such a pleasure to deal with.

All State Propane

Office 951-244-2484

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