Today was my lucky day! All of my precious samples are now here and ready to process. Hilariously, the mail distributors on campus lugged them up to the mail room on the 3rd floor, just so I could bring them all the way down again and into the building across the way where the lab is located. With the help of an old rickety cart (that fortunately did not collapse under the weight of the sediment), all of the boxes were transported in two exhausting trips. Another chapter of field work closed. May the sieving begin!