Last week I ordered some silk for a hat or two that I'm working on. I ordered 5 one-yard pieces of silk, various colors. Great price, too, by the way.
Yesterday I got notification from the supplier that my order had been shipped, and here's the tracking information.
So. It was picked up at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in St. Louis. Arrived in the Fed Ex "sortation center" in Missouri that evening, was sorted overnight and departed in the morning.
It arrived in Grove City, Ohio (southwest suburb of Columbus) yesterday afternoon, was sorted, and left early this morning. "Electronic shipping information" was sent from Cincinnati, Ohio, about an hour later.
Now. It seems to me that the most likely route from St. Louis, Missouri, to Columbus, Ohio, is a very fine interstate that goes from city to city. It's called Interstate 70, and it runs right through Indianapolis -- which seems to be to be a great place for a package being shipped to Noblesville to stop. Perhaps they don't have the manpower in Indianapolis -- oh, wait a minute! There's a FedEx HUB in Indianapolis. Right off Interstate 70. Hmmm.
Perhaps it's being transported by the participants in ABC's new and certainly uplifting Fat March (egads).
Perhaps it's being brought by carrier pigeon.
Perhaps it's walking on its own.
The estimate "in home" date (I realize these dates are padded a bit to make room for weather, traffic, etc.) is August 27. Does it even take a week to crawl from St. Louis to Indianapolis????
Update, Thursday afternoon: 11:37 a.m. Enroute Cincinnati, Ohio; 12:37 p.m. Shipment Accepted Cincinnati, Ohio. I still don't know how going there is going to get things here...Please let Andrea's book shipment be a fluke, please let Andrea's book shipment be a fluke...
Update, Sunday evening, it's been "enroute" from Cincinnati since the 23rd. Tomorrow is the 27th and I guess the estimated time in home might be about right...