if it’s not in the customs database, probably didn’t happen. lots of projects get abandoned. as far as not getting the time, well, time is what you make of it. i’d say creating customs is just not your priority (not really about time). and since it’s not your priority, you just have to rely on hope and the goodwill of others. but hope is a cruel mistress. i finally one day could not hold out for that any longer and committed a little time each day to learning. you’d be surprised how much time you really do have when you want to find it.