I received my Italian passport via FedEx this morning. I received a delivery attempt notice yesterday. So, it actually was available one week from my appointment at the L.A. consulate office last Wednesday. Having the passport in my possession makes all my efforts worthwhile. For me, the entire process took a little more than 10-months from the time of my first meeting with the L.A. consulate representative.
Thank you all that have helped me in this process. I clearly would have not been able to accomplish this objective without your help and support.