Here are the facts:
On Sunday, January 16th, I ordered a Janome Felting machine from Fabric.com.
On Wednesday, January 19th, I received a shipping confirmation, with a tracking number for UPS.
I hoped it would arrive in 5 days or so. It was coming from Ohio to San Francisco, and this seemed reasonable.
Time dragged on and it didn't arrive. I chalked it up to the nasty weather that has been pummeling much of the country.
Finally, on Tuesday, January 25th, I dug up the tracking information and looked it up. It said that the package had arrived in San Pablo, California, the previous day, on Monday the 24th. That is a mere 30 minutes from my home, so I assumed it would arrive any minute and I started stalking my front door.
When I checked tracking the next day (or maybe it was later the same day) the only change to the status was that it had said I would receive the package on February 2nd.
How come it would take NINE days to travel 30 minutes to my house? There was no clue on the status page.
On Saturday, I checked the status page again, and saw that my package had left Hodgkins, Illinois on Friday.
There was no departure scan from San Pablo, which suggested to me that it was scanned on arrival and then stuck on the wrong truck, or not unloaded from the truck, or something similar. But at least I now understand why they put an arrival date of February 2nd.
What the heck, UPS?
Perhaps they are not aware that I have a half finished jacket that is languishing until I have the machine in my hot little hands.
Meanwhile, I've made a top this weekend. I can't take photos until tomorrow, but I'll go write the post up now. :)