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, April 18, 2007

The Monolith That Towers Over Me

How is this for stupid? I've been putting this scraping project off because of fear, fear of falling off the scaffold and breaking something. Something not as in an arm or my face, but a window or the water-feeds to the clawfoot tub because that equals extra expense and delay. Anything else can heal if you don't die, right?
Anyhow, once I finish the painting the the idiot hallway, I'll be tearing into this project.
Sorry the posts died last week. I got knocked down over the weekend by misfortune, moderate illness, sick cars, and lots of . . . well, I don't know what. About half of it sucked and the rest was pretty good, I think.
Anyhow, more later in the week if I can take some pictures. A few things will only make sense if you can SEE what they are and what happened.

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Blogger Greg said...

I have problems being up on scaffolding myself. I can go up as high as I want on a ladder, but standing on scaffolding is jut too much. I had to put three sections of scaffolding when I did major shingle repair a few years back because you can’t shingle with the ladder in the way. Most of the time I sat.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Patricia W. said...

Scaffolding is scary. It always seems to me it needs to be wide at the bottom and narrow at the top, like a pyramid so that for sure it won't topple.

2:27 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yeah, it's not my favorite. Overall, I'd rather be on a ladder or, if it's not too steep, the roof itself.

7:02 AM  

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