I couldn't cope with the TV coverage on BBC1, so we quit to bed and had radio 4 on through the night.
I dozed through some of the sections, but was awake when things were getting interesting as some of the crucial states started to come through.
Hearing McCain's gracious concession speech - and the appalling boos that greeted mention of Obama not once but twice during it - and hearing Obama's own victory speech were special events indeed.
Yes, we hoped [this is a good piece with Professor Richard King from Nottingham University talking about Obama and the Democratic hopes he carries: it was produced a few days ahead of the election]. However, we also feared the impact of the queues, the voting problems with technology and claim/counter-claim for voters, and the dread we now have of pollsters getting things wrong.
In the end, all that was swept aside in a flurry of states opting to take their chance on the oratory and possibilities held forth by Obama.
To quote a phrase, "what's next?"