And how's THAT for an original post title?
The evening passed quietly with movies and computer games and the occasional explosion outside. Not nearly as many explosions as I expected, given the area, and none at the actual midnight hour. Either everyone went to bed, passed out drunk, or killed themselves during those early evening explosions. We drank a toast at midnight, watched the end of the movie, and went to bed.
Slept in this morning until the boy cats decided that the bed was THE spot for all-house cat wrestling. I've taken down the Christmas tree, put away the few decorations, and now the house looks pretty much like it did before. More or less. Needs vacuuming. Tomorrow.