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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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bringing Out the Big Guns

I spent last evening tending to my sick wife, so I didn't do anything around the Devil Queen. However, Kenny and Burt should be out sometime this week to knock out the hall floor and a few other big items on our to-do list. Once the hall floor is in, I can rent a sander and finish not only the hall floor, but Gideon's room too. And, if I'm feeling ambitious, I could knock out the living room too. Fever dreams, I know.

My mother-in-law and her friend Liz are coming over to paint today while I'm at work. I can't decide if they are just that generous, or our situation is looking so hopeless that they feel bad for us. Probably, it is a healthy combination of both. In any case, I'm grateful.

And, this weekend, I'm going to see if I can recruit some more help too. I think my mom and my in-laws may come. In any case, I hope we knock some things out soon because time is running out.

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