Just to let everyone know what happened.
I did call the HOA and filed and "incident report" the woman who took it from me was quite sympathetic....as DQ has made herself quite the bother reporting all sorts of things that are non-issues.
While talking to the company I bought the product from, I told them my tale of woe, and how this was our first holiday actually married and we had hopped to have something we could use every year. They chose to overnight to my office. So I should have it tomorrow.
I guess a sob story goes a long way
Hey, as long as it's the truth, it's hardly a sob story as much as a galling one. They WERE responsible for getting it to you intact, and if their delivery guy WAS so foolish as to (a) leave a fragile and/or valuable item on your doorstep or (b) hand it over to a stranger, they should rightly compensate you.
I forbid you from feeling guilty! Light your menorah with your new Hubby as the holiday begins and shake all this off. (But don't let your guard down with DQ!)