I did receive an e-mail, but it was scant on details. It said UPS package would come from USDA/ARS, but for days, the tracking number provided no information.
Eventually, it said the package originated at Sacremento Calif (near Davis). That tipped me off, but even then, I did not allow myself to get too excited about it, because Davis ignored me multiple years before.
The other reason being: I have USDA also planning to send me the “Copper” strain of Allegheny chinkapins. That package will probably originate in upstate New York, but I am not 100% confident about that hunch. One of the obscure stations in upstate New York is involved with chinkapins. They promised me several months ago to send me germplasm, but such a package has yet to manifest itself…
The UPS-notified package took at least a week to get here-- perhaps longer-- and it was indeed from Davis… packed to the hilt with everything I requested, including rare fig and stonefruit scionwood.