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, March 26, 2008

Yard Work, A Regularly Scheduled Breakdown, Et Cetera

I am so far behind.

Last week, it was time for the VW's 12,000 mile/four month breakdown, so it's in the shop. Again.

The weather has been good this week, so I've been hauling and burning brush, building brick walkways, rolling rocks, and pruning trees. Doing this has clearly illustrated several things for me: we are trashy people; the people we hire to work on the Devil Queen (minus Kenny and Burt) are even trashier; I am in horrible shape; and I'd never make it as a bonafide brick farmer because after two day my left elbow is killing me.

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