abean: Thanks so much for that wonderful compliment! The shipping delays were something I could not do much about, given the family issues we suffered - but the quality is something I can control - and as always - I continue to maintain the highest quality in every piece!
A. Brooks: Your patience is rewarded. You were shipped out on Friday morning, you should see your Cherry MIKRADLE in a couple of days. Looking forward to your thoughts on the style and quality - and it's fine also if you wish to slam my delivery time - you are certainly justified and I'm not trying to hide that. But I do hope that all who have waited realize that despite the mess I had - EVERY MIKRADLE ordered gets delivered! I'm still finding a name here or there (or a notification) and when I do - I follow through and get it out.
Perhaps not the rabbit, but definitely the turtle - I DO GET THERE in the end! mikey