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, October 22, 2008

Let's talk crap

You house people might find this article interesting. I'd never given the whole water vs. paper culture much though. In fact, I didn't know it was an issue until I read this. While there seem to be many compelling arguments for a bidet, they sure are pricy. The cheapest ones cost four to five times more than the toilets we bought for the Devil Queen.



Blogger Jayne said...

Wow. That was really interesting, in an icky way. Maybe the ick factor was increased because I was eating chocolate pudding while reading that article.... But seriously, sanitation is something that we don't think about often if at all. While we're educating people in Third World countries about clean water and birth control and raising crops, we're leaving this giant health issue virtually unaddressed, it seems. Squeaky-clean Matt Damon as a spokesperson. Oxymoronic.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Interesting. I've thought about a bidet... seems much more sanitary. Has to be heated, though. :)

6:21 AM  
Blogger Tarr said...

I just can't see how a swoosh of water can be as effective as a great big wad of TP, vigorously applied.

Here at the tiny cabin, we still use an outhouse, though we have been designing septic system solutions and even thinking about flush toilets during really boring meetings at the State Capitol.

8:04 PM  
Blogger John said...

Jayne, chocolate pudding? What is better than that for shit story?

Jennifer, warm would be very nice.

Tarr, I gotta ask, what meetings are you attending at the Capitol?

7:18 PM  

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