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, June 27, 2006

Installing Our Kitchen Sink

This is a new one for us. The kitchen sink weighs a freaking ton. Kenny and Burt set it into place for us, and they complained about how heavy it was. Since they work with lots of big, heavy stuff for a living, this really says a lot.

According to everyone we’ve talked to (none of which are plumbers), all we need to do is set the sink in place, caulk around it to seal the small gap between the sink lip and the counter top, and then connect the plumbing. Is this correct? Please let us know so we can get our kitchen working some time this week.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are ready to go.
Good luck with the sink!


9:03 AM  
Anonymous Brenda from Brooklyn said...

Our plumber's advice: Use more caulk under the lip than you think you will need. Not that we've ever installed a sink ourselves, but that is what our plumber says other plumbers ought to do. Sounds like you have plenty on hand! Good luck!

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