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, November 27, 2006

Size Matters

Actually, in this case, length matters. And, in spite of what anyone else might say, an inch can make all of the difference in the world.

Our bathroom sink did not get installed for Thanksgiving (I understand everyone enjoyed it any how; I didn't leave the kitchen much so I'll have to take their word on that).

Everything was perfect until we were ready to connect the feed lines to the sink. As I have already alluded to, they were too short by around an inch. I'd already bought 30" feeds (longest available at Lowe's) so getting longer ones was not an option.

Instead, we got these for $19.02. I mean, why do something the right way the first time around when you can do it wrong and spend an extra $20 for the hell of it?

I thought about trying to install it all around 8 PM last night, but my heart just wasn't in it. Maybe tonight? Tomorrow? Hell, six months without a proper bathroom sink, what is a few more days?


Anonymous Patricia W. said...

Ooo. Catchy post and very funny!!!

Plumbing gives me nightmares. If I had more money, I'd never do any of it myself.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Lenise said...

Awww, that's crummy! I was sure things were going to work out this time. I like the sink, though. And those porcelain knobs are my favorite. We haven't done much with the aesthetics of our house, but we did put nice (pretty, but inexpensive) porcelain lever faucets in our two sinks.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Where did you get the cool sink? We're looking for a small (but useful) sink like that. Thanks-

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

So when do we hear about the dumbass award????

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Ah yes, more dumbass news pleese!

fond regards,
Trashy in Marrakesh;-)

6:09 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks everyone.


Would you believe that we go the sink (and faucet) at Lowe's of all places? I can't remember what brand it is (we still have the box, I can check if you are interested). At the time it was the cheapest pedistal sink we liked. I think we paid under $100 for the whole thing, thought the price has gone up to around $110 since then.

Kathy and Maryam, the Dumbass cometh!

6:58 AM  

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