It’s not the 50+ yr.-old cabin that’s the most alluring reason for coming to Harper’s Ferry, WVA.
It’s that my husband, John, both sons (Dan & Mark), and Dan’s wife (Emille) are here for the few precious days we have to clean all these windows and back deck, fix the broken down front fence posts, and clean out the weeds in the front yard. Sounds just about as unexciting as it is, I’m sure. But it has been exciting to see all this get done in just two days. Man, this crew can work like lightning! Everyone worked hard from sunup to sundown two days straight. Emille worked right alongside the guys and it was so impressive to watch them, like a well-oiled machine. Me? I cleaned the munge from the deck railings and took care of the cooking and cleaning. We weren’t working alone because John’s brother Steve, wife Linda, and son David worked equally hard and the cabin was left in much better condition in preparation for the contractor, painter, plumber, electrician, etc. It ought to look amazing once they’re through. This cabin is a tribute to the engineering and building skills of their dad, Lt. Col. C.D. Hoffmann.