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, August 21, 2006

I’m a Lazy Sod

I wish I could tell you that we finished the Devil Queen this weekend. No such luck.

Aside from filling a few nail holes with wood-putty, I didn’t do much either. Ran errands, brunch with the in-laws, and helped Charlie repair some damaged logs on his house (log house + carpenter ants = big mess) until we were rained out.

Our lack of personal progress is somewhat discouraging. Maybe things will turn around this week. I can always hope. In the mean time, I have sweet tea, Nietzsche, air conditioning, and Thomas the Train.


Blogger Tarr said...

Pass me soma that sweat tea. I went to the Lowe's in Russellville for the first time yesterday and they had such an inept bunch of clods that I felt the grim grrrrs coming on like I was in a Kmart. The Lowe's in NLR is markedly better. Sorry that that is your home Lowe's.

4:33 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yeah, with the exception of one guy in plumbing, the whole staff is pretty useless. If we really need something & need help finding it, we usually drive that extra 15 minutes to the one in Conway. The difference is like that between day and night.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

"Sweat tea"? Is that another name for Gatorade?

7:37 AM  
Blogger John said...

"Sweat tea."

I am so embaressed. I should be flogged.

However, I do believe that would refer to Gatorade. Yuck.

7:42 AM  

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