Last night The Examiner's senior political reporter Matt Maloney sat at his computer clicking refresh over, and over and over as he waited for the results to filter in from the Legislative Council elections.
I joined him from 7pm as we prepared to cover the count for both online and in print.
We both had the same thoughts: "Legislative Council elections appear boring, but they're not".
They seem dull because they often only involve a couple of winners, not 25 like the state election.
It can also seem dull because the results can either go two ways - a clear winner (Huon in this instance), or a count that will take up to 10 days (Rosevears will most likely go this way).
While the upper house elections often only directly affect a small percentage of Tasmanians at once, the outcome will impact us all. The makeup of the Legislative Council can either help the state government sleep better at night, or cause significant headaches.
Three important debates are heading to the upper house - pokies, voluntary assisted dying and major projects. What a moment to enter the arena for two new members (still to be decided).
While the results may be slow, the results certainly won't be boring as we get back to politics.