Make sure your doorbell works! Mine's out of action, and (enjoying my very long holiday) I was at home... heard a faint knock on the door, investigated, found a card saying "tried to deliver" etc, went out, saw the van just about to drive away, he stopped (thankfully) and delivered (phew!) Ipod for kid #1, phone for kid #2 and books and stuff for kid #3! Looking more closely at the card, after he'd gone, it said "This was 2nd attempt at delivery, so goods will be returned to supplier"! Jeepers! Just saved the nippers from Xmas disappointment! Phew! 2 yrs ago I did that classic dad thing when I got eldest kid an electric guitar... "Here, let me just tune it up for you" ... [tighten, tighten ... TWANG!] ...er no, I didn't have any spare strings either!