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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 9/18/2015

Oh happy day....the new door has arrived!

Bit of a story here as it happens. It should never have taken so long to get to me but, as it turns out, there's more to the story.

I ordered this puppy back in May, just before the floods came along to wipe out the road. I honestly didn't think much about it until mid-July came and went, and a pop-up showed up on my calendar to let me know the door should have shipped. I checked my email and there wasn't any notification from the fine folks over at ETO doors, so I pinged them. That's when I got "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey would say.

Turns out that they had had massive flooding too in the same time frame as I had, and as a result some of their lumber mills were literally cut off from the factory where they turn the trees into doors. They were working as fast as they could to recover, but as a result a bunch of orders (including mine naturally) were "delayed indefinitely." When pressed I was able to pin down that "indefinite" meant along the lines of a couple of months, and that of course would mean that I almost certainly would have to kick my plans to install it into next summer. As it happened the roads were actually repaired by the time I called but the lumber still had to be dried and such before they could use it, and that just took time.

So I moved the whole project to the back of the queue and stopped thinking about it much, until I got an email that it had shipped on September 4th! Yay!

And basically it came today. It took a lot of work to get it down the truck ramps and into the garage (it's 242 pounds all told with the framing and stuff) and I didn't have time to do more than offload it before I had to return the truck (rented one from Home Depot).

But the important part is that it's here! I'll get it moved into the house later this fall, possibly during the winter break when I'll have a lot of time to work it since it will be cold outside.

Steven in Colorado


The door arrives!
Finally got it into the garage.
Better shot of it in the garage.

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