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, May 17, 2006

The Good and the Bad

Sorry. I don’t have too much time today. We have a mix of good and bad news today. Good news, my wife just bought 350 square feet of cherry, hardwood flooring today for less than $1000. According to her, it is beautiful. And, they deliver. It should be at the Devil Queen tomorrow.

Bad news, our tile guy didn’t show up. And, he didn’t call either. I won’t say anything bad about him for now since it is possible that something extraordinary kept him too busy to call, etc. On the other hand, our experience has taught us that if they don’t call and don’t show, they won’t. Ever. So, we’re looking for someone new.

We got my wife’s car out of the shop yesterday, but we didn’t work on the Queen since we were tired & it was late once we’d picked it up. We may or may not work on the Queen tonight. Slowly, we are falling behind schedule. Nothing that we can’t make up for over the weekend (yet), but it still sucks on a psychological level.

More later.


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