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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Monday, February 27, 2006

A Mixed Blessing: The Shrinking Wood Pile

The Queen has a voracious appetite for lumber. Here is photo of what is left of our main wood pile. At this time last year, it would have stretched from the old AC unit in background to the giant rock in the foreground. The pile was about 15 feet wide and 2 to 3 feet deep for the whole length.

On the upside, the wood has been put to good use and its vanishing is an excellent sign of progress. On the downside, for the first time in years, I'm worried about running out of wood.


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