I guess it must have arrived yesterday; when I went out to check the mail an hour or two after having witnessed the mail distribution vehicle from my window, someone had already brought it in. Just now I noticed a letter addressed to me on the dining table.
My answer? Expect an additional 6-7 weeks because we have a very high work load.
Now I'm looking at no earlier than November the 1st.
It's like they're doing it on purpose.