Out with the old in with the new!

I was super tired after viewing the lava!  I had a total fuddie-duddie night....I was in bed by nine!  At midnight I woke up to the loud red firecrackers - the big daddy 10,000 pack with the explosion in the center - and my whole neighborhood yelling HAPPY NEW YEARS - HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU!!!!  It was cool to get to celebrate in some small way.  When I woke up the evidence of a well celebrated New Years was all over my street - yay Hilo!