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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Thursday, September 07, 2006


Sorry it has been a while.

I didn’t really do much on the Devil Queen over the Labor Day weekend except watch my wife paint some of the kitchen trim. Then, I took a five hour nap. Who knew that being a spectator could be so exhausting?

Actually, I’ve been exceptionally tired all week. It doesn't seem to matter how much or how little sleep I get. I'm just tired all the time. Last night I was half asleep by nine o’clock. And, I’m being visited by my seasonal headache. I’m not sure if this is an actual condition, but twice a year (usually in the spring and the fall) I get a nasty sinus headache when the seasons change. It usually last for two or three days and then it is gone. It's like my sinus cavities need to pressurize/depressurize. Something else to add to my list of freak credentials I guess.

Given a chance, I will probably start cleaning all of the lumber off the front and back porch so we can begin scraping all the old paint off in near future. Hell, we may even begin scraping paint too. Who knows? The weather is great, the only limiting factor is me and level of motivation.

Unless I’m overcome by my new found love, narcolepsy, I should have some new photos and post for you all in the next couple of days.


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