L- Here.....take this piece of paneling with you.
L- So you can match it up.
Me- You REALLY think they still carry this?
L- Of course. Why wouldn't they?
Me- (I thought of a few reasons, one being that it is quite ugly and dark but I kept them to myself) Because it is "old".
L- They'll have it.
So I went to Lowe's, with the scrap piece of 1972 ugliness under my arm. They had nothing even close to it. As I was checking out with my other supplies, the cashier saw the scrap piece.
Her- Did you bring this with you?
Me- Yep, my husband is trying to find a match for it.
Her- Oh honey! I hope you don't!
After arriving home, I was sent to a local lumber company. I called before I went.
Me- Hey, do you carry paneling?
Her- Sure, we have a few styles.
Me- Do you have something that looks like a 1972 special?
Her- (uncontrollable laughter) Not sure, you'll have to come and see.
They didn't have it. It seems the paneling gods have spoken.