I got a tracking number, and just moments ago I decided to see where it is. Here's what the USPS Tracking page gave me:
Track & Confirm
You entered 9101 1288 8230 0129 1591 52
The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on January 15, 2005 to expect your package for mailing. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later
What the ... ??? Why, oh why, can't it be something more, I dunno ... human? How about "The package is enroute".
Sheesh. Typical government-speak.
All The Best,