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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Friday, August 12, 2005

Back Into the Trenches

To keep my disappointment to minimum, I'm keeping my expectations low. My single goal for the weekend is finishing the kitchen floor. Period. I'm pretty sure that we get that done (not that I haven't said that before).

If we can manage it, we may turn our attention to some deferred maintenance at the house we are currently living in. Our tiny bathroom is in serious need of an upgrade. If we can manage it, we're going to lay a new vinyl floor. Not very exciting, but we can't put it off any longer. With the exception of upgrading our wood stove last fall, we haven't done any maintenance to our house since the Devil Queen came into our lives. It's starting to show.


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