Good to see you too. Mine always come from the west, overshoot MN by a 1000 miles or so, wait another day, and then ship back west until I see them. UPS always adds a day or two to delivery time, unlike Fed Ex. They desperatly need a hub west of the Mississippi.
Your packing is typical Amazon. Open box-insert "item"-toss in a few air pillows- close box. I once had them reship something three times before we both gave up. Every time, crappy packing resulted in damage. At least they stand behind the damage. Monkeys could do a better job (no offense to monkeys).