View Full Version : How Did You Welcome the New Year

Rich Riddle
01-01-2016, 11:04 AM
What did you do at the stroke of midnight to usher in the new year? Were you sleeping, partying, reading, relaxing, or what? In Kentucky too many guns fire at the appointed hour to sleep. I was keeping watch to ensure they weren't pointed up the hill at our houses this year.

Matt Day
01-01-2016, 11:11 AM
I was sleeping. I wanted to get up and start my Powermatic 65 restoration.

And I have two young kids so it's not like I was going anywhere!

Myk Rian
01-01-2016, 11:54 AM
We watched MSU get chewed up and crapped out by 'Bama.
What a disappointment that was. We were with some friends.
After the game ended, 15 minutes later the ball dropped in NYC.

George Bokros
01-01-2016, 12:07 PM
I was sleeping.

Erik Loza
01-01-2016, 12:48 PM
Gave my wife a smooch, then fell asleep. One of our dogs gets scared of thunder, fireworks, gunshots, etc., so spent time being near him.


Brian Henderson
01-01-2016, 12:59 PM
Didn't do a thing. Was home, working on the computer. I didn't even notice until sometime after midnight.

Frederick Skelly
01-01-2016, 2:30 PM
Stayed home. Went to bed about 11:30.

Do you think we woodworkers are a boring lot? Or are we just "solitary"?:D

Happy New Year everyone!

Ken Fitzgerald
01-01-2016, 2:36 PM
We had 10 people sleeping in our house for a delayed Christmas celebration and New Years celebration. 4 generations, ages 68-3 years, together temporarily. At midnight, my wife, our daughter, her adult daughter (our granddaughter) and I said "Happy New Year, the LOML gave me a peck on the cheek and we went to bed. Everybody else went to bed before us.

Jim Becker
01-01-2016, 4:37 PM
I read until about 11 or so, but turned out the light and rang in the new year with my eyes shut. :)

David Helm
01-01-2016, 7:57 PM
Went to bed at 10:30. Woke up at 7.

Rich Riddle
01-01-2016, 8:02 PM
Well we are certainly not the party crowd. I awoke the wife and smooched her on the forehead. She turned on NYC to watch the ball drop and then was back to rest immediately after the ball fell. I was watching the neighbors. First year they didn't decide to shoot up the hill in our direction.

Mike Henderson
01-01-2016, 8:45 PM
Being on the West Coast, we can celebrate by watching the ball drop in Times Square (9pm here). So I can say we were toasting the New Year at Midnight east coast time but were asleep at Midnight West Coast time.


Bill McNiel
01-01-2016, 9:37 PM
Watched Sparty get thumped with my Michigan friends. Got home and watched the Thin Man Movie Marathon with my wife and we both fell asleep before midnight.

Keith Westfall
01-01-2016, 11:47 PM
Fondue dinner wit the daughter and grand-kids, chocolate fondue dessert :D, a few games, watched the ball drop in New York and in bed by 11:00.

Dave Lehnert
01-01-2016, 11:53 PM
Up reading SMC

Leo Graywacz
01-02-2016, 12:41 AM
Brought in the new year at my sister and BILs house with my wife. The 4 of us brought in the new year watching the ball and toasting each other with good tidings.

paul cottingham
01-02-2016, 2:13 AM
Wife and daughter were in bed by 8:30 (not feeling well.) So i got to have myself a Woodwrights Shop marathon. In bed by 11:00.

what can i say? As a "friend of Bill," it was an awesome night!

And i didnt have to spend all night explaining to everyone why i am not drinking, and listening to drunken people assuring me they "don't get drunk too much."

Good times....Good times.

Myk Rian
01-02-2016, 11:57 AM
4 generations,.
Isn't that great?
We also spent time with our Great grandkids. Youngest will be 1 very soon.