@efusco - I did nothing out of the ordinary to speed up anything. The only thing remotely plausible was that I obtained my delivery specialists email from another Tesla owner here in Texas, but that was only after he had called me and it was to allow me to follow up with him, rather than bother him on his cell phone.
As an aside, I was afraid that this post was going to cause some emotional responses, and as gg_w_a_t mentioned, there is a great deal of banter about who should be getting what when. I actually came close to abandoning the thread even after I had typed the first post, but decided to press on. Because whether i got the car early, or it was delayed until Feb, or my bank decided to back out, or the Philippines flooded again, or whatever, this thread may serve to allow others to get a real-time gamecast of what is going on in an early Production reservation holders life.
(Unrelated) - my wife and I are going out of the country for a week next month. So, if there is a two week delay as several people are postulating here on the forums, I would not have a problem with that. I have spoken to my father, and even though he is 70, he is spry and quite interested in this purchase I have made. He will be willing to cruise over from Princeton (that is Princeton, Texas mind you) and open the garage for Armen, allowing him to deliver the car without doing a delivery tutorial. Armen then stated he would come back after we finished our vacation (holidays) and would go over the vehicle with me.
I may tend to go silent in this thread until there's a factual missive that can be posted - that way, we can keep the thread from getting too long with chatter, and filled with meat and potatoes. As for hijacking, I can't help that, but can only pray.
Silent until other 411 emerges,