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, November 04, 2005

Midway, Dunkirk, or Stalingrad?

I figure in the next six months the Devil Queen is going to go one of three ways:

Midway - Against the odds, we emerge victorious because of our hard work, cunning, and good luck.

Dunkirk - We fall back, regroup, and live to fight another day.

Stalingrad - Victims of our hubris, we cling too long to an untenable position and are utterly destroyed.

In any case, it is bound to be interesting.

I have an exciting weekend of plumbing planned. I'm beginning to think an outhouse and a hand-pump would be far superior to indoor plumbing. Plumbing is the work of the Devil (seems fitting though).


Blogger Kristin said...

You, like Forrest Gump's mama, have a special way of explaining things. :-)

2:42 PM  

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