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, October 23, 2007

Watertight

The weather will not cooperate. It's very depressing. We haven’t seen a blue sky for nearly three days. All we have is an endless progression of cold wind, rain, and low, grey clouds. Last weekend was beautiful. Minus the section of skirting under the back porch, we put a coat of Watertight all of the way around the Devil Queen. We'd like to do a second coat, but it may have to wait for a while with the rain. Besides, we still need to seal up some windows before the days of endless winter arrive.

If the rain stops, I'll take some pictures of the Watertight. Even with one coat, it makes a huge difference.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Aaron said...

John,
I came across your blog while googling for concrete skirting ideas, and just love what you've done. You've inspired me. What I'm not sure about though, is how you treated the seams between your cement backer panels. Could you elaborate some? Is 'Watertight' the only product that you've used to waterproof?

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