The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

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Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Fairy Godfather of Old Home Repairs

Things keep appearing up at the Devil Queen. Roles of wire, outlets, electrical conduit, and other items. I've finally found the source of it all. We have a Fairy Godfather. I saw him at work for the first time last night.

My family and I were over at my in-laws for dinner and in he came with a brand-new paint sprayer. Our eyes bugged out.

"Look what I've got, it's for you."

"For us?" my wife ask.

"Yeah. Late Happy Birthday (he already got us something quite nice for our birthdays)! And, maybe a little of Christmas too!"

That night as we got ready for bed my wife said, "I can't believe that he got that for us. I'm starting to feel like a real mooch. I feel guilty."

"Yeah, we'll have to get him something if we get some money," I said.

In Irish fairy tales, they are always leaving out gifts for the fairy folk. I don't think that a dish of milk or cream by the front door will cut it though. Our Fairy Godfather has other, more mature tastes. I like his wife, so women are out of the question. I'm thinking a nice boxes of cigars when I get some money. You gotta keep the fairy folk happy.


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