July 23, 2016, Curt Offenbacher and his work party camped at Donomore to continue the stabilization of the 1935 line cabin. L to R: Carol Knapp, Ken Sproul, Ginny Sproul
Offenbacher, Stephen K. Lewis, Janet Sproul Moser, Gwen Mitchell, Bert Moser, Jim Lewis, and Curt. And Gayle Lewis. (click on photos for more captions)
Bert and Ken position a center support pole, Jan and Ginny shovel the soil out of the cabin, and new floor joists go in. The side door was rehung.
Shade, food, drink, chairs. Time for a break.
Artifacts were returned to the site after documenting their presence. A Tang jar lid! Cold cream jar? Medicine vial (screw cap)? Olympia beer can. Flatware and a cigarillo tip! Anything over 50 years is historically significant and should remain on site.
Steve uses cable and tie downs to pull the outhouse upright, put in new supports and repair the boards. Safe for another winter.
And this. Check your spare tire or inflation. It was a three-Suburu day!
T-Rex from Nova Scotia and Lefty from Mississippi enjoy fresh fruit and
Guiness. The SOB runners did not stop in either direction.
When everyone has recovered and the Offenbachers plan their 2017, we will choose a date. There are window to be glazed and matched with openings. The other side of the floor could use some repair. The loft needs to be finished and ladder mounted. The “front” door should be replaced and the porch as well. There are poles and lumber for the porch. There are cabinets to use somewhere inside.
We left a pile of “flooring” debris that was too much to haul out. We are hoping someone with a trailer might do that this fall. There is also rolled carpet that needs to be hauled out.
The outhouse is filling with bottles and trash and won’t be serviceable if users continue to deposit trash.
With a better roof and a complete floor, the cabin is a better shelter even without window covering.
The road is reasonably good and the area clean. Safe for another winter. Enjoy!