Yesterday, my paper didn't arrive until sometime between 5 and 6 a.m., and the District Manager had told me that she would monitor the situation and if my paper didn't come, she would leave one for me. So, I assume that's what happened yesterday, as the carrier, if she shows up, is usually here shortly after 3 a.m.
This morning, the paper was there when I looked at 4 a.m. New carrier? I don't know.
I have discovered one thing, though. Having to get up a couple of times in the middle of the night to pee has its benefits. It allows me to check and see if the paper is there. Who knew?