To close the loop...
Communication has continued to be stellar. Each PM from Jesal was accompanied by a "thank you for being patient" and an apology for the delayed shipping.
Jesal went above and beyond as well:
1) The painted reflectors that he offered to me - I plan on shaving the reflectors on my car, and so asked if I could apply the credit towards the ///M-stitched DCT & e-brake boot that I will be buying. He said OK without hesitation.
2) Jesal personally dropped off the package at UPS on his way home so it would get to me sooner
Thanks guys! Keep up the great work