Southern Yellow Pine Flooring?

Day #173

October 14, 2020 – Over the weekend, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, to be exact, I got a call from Lumber Liquidators about the southern yellow pine flooring that I ordered. The sales person told me that my order was in and ready for pick up. This was a surprise and I was somewhat skeptical about it.

Delivery Saga

I originally ordered 10 bundles of southern yellow pine flooring for the new kitchen floor, back on June 29, 2020. At the time, the sales person indicated that it would arrive by July 8, 2020.

On July9, 2020, I called Lumber Liquidators for a status update. The flooring had not yet arrived and the new delivery date was in the first week of August. That’s five weeks from the order date.

On August 5, 2020 I called Lumber Liquidators for another status update. The flooring still had not arrived. The sales person told me that a truck arrives on Saturday. “Maybe it will be on that one or maybe the Saturday after that. ” Okay, that’s seven weeks from the order date.

On August 17, 2020 I called Lumber Liquidators for yet another status update. The flooring still had not arrived. I won’t name any names, but the sale person said that it would arrive no earlier then 8/29/2020. That’s nine weeks from the order date.

On September 29, 2020 I called Lumber Liquidators and canceled the order. That’s thirteen weeks from the order date.

So here we are at October 10, 2020, fifteen weeks from the order date and two weeks from the day I canceled the order. Apparently, the flooring is in. FML!

At 10:30 AM this morning I drove to Lumber Liquidators and sure enough they had the flooring. I was so happy that I left Mechanicsburg and drove it straight away to the cottage.

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Patiently waiting at Lumber Liquidators in Mechanicsburg for my southern yellow pine flooring.

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It’s supposed to come out of this door above.

Southern Yellow Pine

Southern Yellow Pine 01

… and there it is, southern yellow pine in the truck, yeah, that’s right!

Southern Yellow Pine 02

Southern Yellow Pine 03

This will let me finally finish the new kitchen floor. The area in the above photo with the black felt paper is where the new flooring will go. We did our best to match the existing flooring and its very close. I am sure it will look awesome.

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