Placerville, CA Real Estate News

By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  I Don’t Remember Driving School Being This Cool. I’m sure if my boys were to drive one of these cars, they would have told me.   Dave’s Driving School in Placerville is a driving school that many of the young drivers go to when they are preparing for their driving test. My boys each spent the required driving hours at Dave’s Driving School. The driving instruction at that time was done in some sedan that was not all that memorable. Recently, the school let the kids drive a cool car. When I saw this red car on the freeway and saw Dave’s Driving on the side, I had to take a shot of it. Dave’s Driving School in Placerville, CA 3179 Spanish Ravine Road Placerville, CA 95667 530-295-4858   View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Are your window frames looking a bit ugly during the winter months?   If you are experiencing the dark discoloration on the inside of your metal window frames, you may want to find out a little more about why this is happening. You may be able to get this to clear up by doing a few things differently during the winter months. Start with a clean surface. Take time to completely clean the metal window frame surfaces, a little bit of bleach in some water can be a good mix. Clearing up the discoloration will help in monitoring the window. Water will build up from condensation when the outside temperature is cold and the inside is heated. The moisture in the air will collect on the metal surface. The moisture in the air during the winter is greater than any other time of year, so reducing ...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Geese, Out and About in Placerville, CA I had to stop and get a shot of some of the wildlife today. Although it was pretty cool out today, the clear skies made it a good opportunity for the animals to come out and feed. It seemed like all the animals were out and about in Placerville, CA.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    A Cold Day Around The Neighborhood in Placerville, CA   The clear skies last night pushed the temporatures down to about 28 degrees very early this morning. The calm cold air made for a quiet walk around this small lake this after breakfast. It felt good to get back and now start a fire. Maybe there will be time to watch some football too.  J
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Resolution For When Things Don’t Go As Planned    Things don’t always go the way that I have planned. Maybe I can change my reaction to events that are out of my control. I will need to make a resolution for the New Year.   I will make better use of my time when things don’t go as planned.   Work on creative ideas Do something that I have been putting off Take a well deserved “breather” Read a book Go for a walk Contact someone by phone Help another person …
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  El Dorado County Prepares for Colder Weather   Temperatures have been dropping in Placerville at night, and throughout the Sacramento region. Black ice on the roads and freeways has created problems driving, two to five feet of snow expected this weekend, and construction projects require much warmer clothing.     This photo is very familiar to many in the country, but to those in Placerville, icicles are not a common sight.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Imagination Theater performing The Little Princess in Placerville, CA The mission of Imagination Theater is to tell good stories well in an atmosphere of Trust, Respect, Personal Growth, and Challenge. Since being established in 1999, Imagination Theater (IT!) has grown into a professionally-administered, highly-creative, and family-oriented performing arts company at the heart of the local community. The Imagination Theater is currently on stage through the end of the year performing “The Little Princess”. Local performances can be seen at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The story line as described by the production company: Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune, is enrolled at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in Victorian England. At first her life is happy, but ne...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Green Valley Community Church - 2012 Musical Once Upon A Time At Christmas   Green Valley Community Church has an annual Musical for those in the Placerville area of El Dorado County. This year’s musical is “Once upon a time at Christmas” and many times have already sold out. The musical production at Green Valley brings thousands of people from the surrounding area during the Christmas season.   Show Dates & Times:   Friday, November 30 7:00 PM  Tickets available at the Door (not online) Saturday, December 1 1:00 PM Tickets available at the Door (not online) Sunday, December 2 3:00 PM Sunday, December 2 7:00 PM Thursday, December 6 7:00 PM Friday, December 7 7:00 PM Saturday, December 8 1:00 PM Sunday, December 9 3:00 PM  SOLD OUT Sunday, December 9 7:00 PM Thursday, December 13 7:00...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Annual Crab and Chowder Gala Saturday, November 10 Mark D. Forni Building El Dorado Fairgrounds • Placerville, CA For more information or Buy your tickets online!   Doors open at 6pm with no-host bar Dinner at 7pm, includes Crab, Clam Chowder, Bread, Salad and Pasta Music by the 8-Tracks Band from 6pm – 10pm   Tickets only $35 Includes dinner, live music & dancing For tickets, sponsorships, or other information email or call (530)621-5860. Tickets are available in the Fair Office or at Cool Feed & Ranch Supply, Cool, CA.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  C  You don’t need a horse to live in Greenstone Country in Placerville, CA  C I don’t own a horse, but many of the rural homeowners in Placerville, CA do. There are large communities that cater to those who enjoy a private community that offers amenities especially for the horse owner. Greenstone Country in Placerville, CA is one of the largest horse property communities in El Dorado County. Miles of horse trails, a riding arena, and lots that are perfect for those with horses. There are walking trails too; several miles of beautiful, quiet trails that meander through the large private community. It’s hard sometimes to tell which of the trails are for horses and which are for the humans. One of the key signs can be found in the dirt – horseshoe prints! I happened to see a bunch of sho...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  New to Blogging? Write About What You Want To Be Found   I write about dry rot and water damage primarily in the Sacramento area. Recently I wrote a post about a door and threshold that needed to be changed. It was a trip hazard and someone had already been injured. I got a call from someone because of that post. The woman had a business that moved heavy boxes in and out of the warehouse and the threshold had become a problem. I told her that I’d look into it. Although this is not something that I do a lot of, I am qualified to make these repairs. I get most calls regarding dry rot, because I post about that a lot. So if you are new, watch what you post about; people will be reading them far longer than you may think. Post about things that you want readers and searchers to find.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Placerville, CA – We’re Above The Fog One of the benefits of living in the foothills of the Sierras, is the weather is a bit different then in the Sacramento Valley. We get a little bit of snow, the summers are a little cooler, and in the foggy season we are just above that fog line.     Here is a photo that shows how the fog ends right at Forni Road on Highway 50. The trees are peaking through at the tail end of the fog. There are days when there will be no sunlight all day when Placerville has sunshine from sunrise to sunset.   View Larger Map  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
      There are some very nice views in the El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills. The fall colors are incredible and the opportunity to capture the natural sunlight in fun. With a little Photoshop work I was able to get rid of a few power lines that did not need to be in the photo
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Enjoy the Placerville Fall Colors While You Can – Photo   As we move into the fall months in Placerville, we are seeing the color changes in the trees.  They are beautiful here, and I’m sure you have the same change in colors where you are. Enjoy it while you can though, the changes are happening quickly. Here is a photo I took 3 days ago of a row of trees in Placerville.     This photo was taken today of the same row of trees.   Enjoy the changes now, it will soon be over!  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  The New Fall Colors are Out and Fashionable – Photo     Who doesn’t like the new fall colors? It doesn’t really matter where you see them, the fall colors are absolutely gorgeous this time of year.     What about you? What do your fall colors look like today? Post photos in the comment box if you’d like.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    While it is not exactly fall weather yet in El Dorado County, there are some changes. The leaves are turning colors, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures will soon be dropping to new levels. This photo was just a reminder that today will be beautiful right from the start.   Enjoy this day.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Calm day at the lake in Greenstone Country     There are three lakes in the Greenstone Country horse community; it was a calm day to just take a few minutes to enjoy the calm waters. As fall weather begins to set in, the number of clear, calm days are limited. Enjoy this day!
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  New Lawn Design or Poor Irrigation?   While shooting a deer in this front yard (yes, he’s there), I was intrigued by the green circles in the lawn. I was wondering what causes something like this to happen? I can see that the irrigation does not cover the entire lawn area, that’s why it is brown outside the circles. So either they used the wrong sprinkler heads for proper coverage, or there is a loss in water pressure due to a break in the line. Either way, it looks like a new design in lawns.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  No Need for a Horse to Use the Trails of Greenstone Country of Placerville   Greenstone Country offers some quiet trails in the 2265 acre Placerville Community. Horse trails, pedestrian trials that stretch over 11 miles throughout the equestrian friendly homes and you do not need a horse. Driving around you will see a glimpse of what Greenstone has to offer. Residents can enjoy over 261 acres of open spaces, including 3 lakes for swimming and fishing. If you are looking for something different, outside of Sacramento, this Sierra Foothills community may be for you. Contact your Realtor for more information. View Larger Map
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Sometimes you just have to have proof that you are telling the truth.   One of my employees sent me a picture of a broken window at an apartment community, the text said “I didn’t do it!” I was puzzled, so I called him to find out more about the window. When I called he said that he just wanted to show that the window was broken before the rotten wood around the window was replaced. He didn’t want anyone to say that we broke the window. I have never had this happen yet – being blamed for something that we did not do. But it could happen. In fact, it could easily happen. We do a lot of work in apartment communities; it would just take a bad tenant to claim that we broke the window. We may have to pay for a window that the tenant broke. That got me thinking. Maybe I should be taking mor...
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