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, October 19, 2005

In Short

In short, nothing much worth mentioning happened over the weekend.

Charlie and I did a lot of plumbing. No, you still can't flush or wash your hands afterward.
We ran out of stuff and spent a lot of time driving all over Pope County trying to buy more.

I was waylaid by a rock-layer that wouldn't shut up for nearly two hours.

Suddenly, it was Sunday night. I was tired, and I was pissed because it was time to go back to the office.

I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to write about the weekend, something informative and witty. Then, I had an epiphany; you can't polish a turd.

3 Comments:

Blogger Gary said...

I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to write about the weekend, something informative and witty. Then, I had an epiphany; you can't polish a turd.

You could try applying shellac!

7:10 PM  
Blogger ken said...

i read your post about building materials and i'm scared! i'm just getting started on this place and haven't done too much looking around at prices, but i figure it's gonna cost me more than i thought it would a year ago.
anyway, i bought a place that i thought i could save, and to make a long story short, its coming down. all of it. if you get a sec, take a look at my blog. i dont update as often as i should, but once we get some damn permits, i'll have more to write about!
-kk

9:21 PM  
Blogger derek said...

Plumbing is the worst for all the little parts you need, especially the dwv. I usually buy more than I need, since Home Depot has such a good returns policy. I think you'd have to have a petrified turd to polish it.

9:34 AM  

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