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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Monday, October 19, 2009


Here are few things I've gotten to do since the Devil Queen sold:

1) Gone to Florida, twice.
2) Gone to New Orleans.
3) Paid off a college loan.
4) Had unexpected bills (car repairs, etc) and paid for them in full without a panic attack, woe, or selling organs on the black market.

People ask me if I miss the Queen, but so far, not so much. It's still too thrilling having a life again for me to feel sentimental. Will this change? Maybe, but probably not soon.



Anonymous Kate H. said...

Did you get your souls back yet?

6:11 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

That sounds lovely.

11:22 PM  
Blogger khonmanrak said...

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2:55 AM  
Blogger Amalie said...

Are you just trying to make the rest of us jealous?

7:25 AM  
Blogger John said...

Kate, let me get back to you on that one. It may be too early to tell.

Jayne, it is.

Amalie, not on purpose. I have been told that may idea of being happy about something can come across as smug though. Bad John.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'm hoping you and the family had a wonderful Christmas. Congratulations on the sale. I'm glad you're still going to keep the blog. I was almost afraid to look for fear that you had decided not to keep it.

4:07 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks! Christmas was a success, and I have no plans in taking the blog down. The Queen abides.

7:23 AM  

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