So for everyone playing at home, here’s the situation.
Still no idea when the original parts will arrive. They continue their tour of the Midwest.
In my infinite wisdom, when I placed the second order, I thought, “Well, if they’re going to ship it USPS, I’ll just have it sent to the makerspace. Then it’ll be waiting in the mailbox.” Well, they decided to ship it UPS instead. And it’s scheduled to arrive on Friday. Assuredly when no one will be there to answer the door.
So, the saga continues. I’m going to try to intercept it on Friday if I can. Or maybe the other ones will show up in the mailbox before then.