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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Friday, July 27, 2007

Navigating the Dangerous Confluence of Two Addictions

I’m trying to get into a routine with posting to the Devil Queen. Along with all the major life changes we’ve had lately, I’ve bought a Mac Book and started hanging out at businesses with free WiFi. Yes, even rural Arkansas is getting WiFi, but we desperately need more. Now, in theory, I can write posts anywhere, and I no longer have to dick around with dial-up, et cetera.

Of course, most of the businesses I frequent are coffee shops, so I’ve been buying lots of coffee. I figure it’s a fair trade. The cost of coffee over a month is less than the cheapest satellite Internet in our area. The problem is the combination of coffee and WiFi is incredibly addictive. If I’m not careful, I might stop going home after work altogether.

Anyhow, rest assured that I have at least three posts in the works. They should start showing up by Sunday. Enjoy your weekend.



Blogger Kristin said...

Your new life of leisurely addiction sounds delightful to me!

11:48 AM  
Blogger John said...

Doesn't it though?

The problem is that I really ought to do about six-months worth of work on the house, etc before I'm actually entitled to enjoy it guilt free.

12:44 PM  
Blogger StuccoHouse said...

Lol....had to laugh at this post. I'm sitting here with my x-large latte reading houseblogs. I can tell you what the next step start to think how much more time you would have to drink coffee & post to your blog....if you didn't have to work )I'm supposed to be working right now)

1:10 PM  

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