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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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Running on Empty

I'm extremely tired and feeling a little sick, so I'm having trouble concentrating. I'll try to keep this short and coherent.

First, I hope that I survive the weekend.

The wild-man that I am, I'm spending my Friday night painting on the damn mural. Saturday I'll back at the mural bright and early. I plan to work on it until it's time to raise the new electrical pole and cement in its base. Afterward, I'll take a shower, change clothes, and drive off to Fayetteville (2 1/2 hours one way) with my wife to have dinner with one of her high school friends. Sunday we're going up to the Queen to lay the kitchen floor, then we'll go to a birthday party in the evening. Sometime during the weekend, my father will be dropping off a table saw and a new step-ladder (much needed, the one we have now is nearly as old as the Queen and a menace). Also, my wife is planning to paint the kitchen.

I guess we'll see how it goes.


Blogger Greg said...

Now that is a full plate! Where is this mural you're working on? Is it part of The Queen or is this income related. Here in town we have "The Rural Burl Mural Crew" (I think I have that right). They paint murals all over town. Mostly in the downtown area on the sides of buildings. I've never seen a small town with so many murals in (on?) it.

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Blogger Jocelyn said...

Too funny Greg- Ludington, MI has a mural society and more murals than you can shake a stick at-must be a small town thing...

and to J.A. ambitious plans my friend- good luck! Hope you don't fall asleep at the table :)

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