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, January 11, 2006

Pessimism Proven Wrong, Sure Sign of the End Times

For once my low expectations and pessimism, which serve me so well, have failed. Not only did Kenny show up, but he also worked. A lot. The exterior walls' bases have all been blocked-in and one side of the crawlspace has been completely enclosed. The seams are tight and it looks good. I'm delirious with my good fortune. I mean, how often does that happen?

Success of any sort makes me nervous. It is so out of the norm that I am convinced that Fate is buttering me up for a far greater disappointment. I'm preparing to meet my doom. It's just safer that way.

Sorry for all the glare in the photos. As all you astute readers may have noticed, the pictures were taken at night. Definitely not ideal conditions for photography, even if your new digital camera kicks ass.


Blogger HomeImprovementNinja said...

I know what you mean. You sorta' keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. After making some progress on my place, my computer is crapping out on me so I can't post about it. What good is making progress with no bragging rights?

9:07 AM  
Blogger JLynnette said...

I'm tickled you finally got somebody to work without a huge headache. Nice tub!

1:59 PM  

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