Despite her daughter’s cautious advice, recently widowed Alva Burnside buys a badly neglected Victorian mansion with intentions of restoring it. She quickly learns that a 178-year old drunken Irish ghost also claims the house as his own. His persistent shenanigans keep Alva in a constant state of frustration. As if that were not enough, Alva also shares her new life with an admiring real estate agent, a nosey neighbor, a nervous contractor, and a half-mad Russian decorator. There’s no time to relax in this amusing jaunt into the supernatural.