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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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Part of the New Cruelty

I'm not sure about all of the particulars, but my wife got a message from Entergy today. Allegedly, the reason they haven't hooked up our power is that they CAN'T FIND THE HOUSE.

Personally, I'm skeptical. We've had a temporary pole up at the Queen for over a year (more I think), and, without fail, someone comes out every month to read our meter and then sends me a bill. I know that Arkansas isn't the top supplier of the nation's best and brightest, but give me a break. Do these people find their way home after work?

My wife was going to call them back with detailed directions, but they didn't leave their phone number. Thanks for going that extra mile guys, we appreciate it.


Blogger Greg said...

That sounds like something PG&E would say. Maybe they brought in some folks from the PG&E brain trust out here in California?

We're the utility company. We don't care and it shows.

4:12 PM  
Blogger merideth said...

i was JUST about to comment to that effect Greg. Maybe more than 1 utility company out there hired genius field staff.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

I used to sell T1 lines and DSL lines for a short time. I spent so much time apologizing for the phone company. It seems to be universal that everyone thinks them fools.

6:44 PM  

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