The diner opened early, the opinions started soon after.
By 5 a.m. Suzie's Diner in Hudson, New Hampshire was crowded. From table after table, conversations centered around Election Night, Donald Trump's surprising run to the White House, and the still officially unsettled Senate race.
"It has been a ride as they say," Dave Hays said. "I was up until 2 o'clock and I just couldn't keep my eyes open, I said I'll find out in the morning."
As the hours went on, and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan announced she believed she had the votes to win the Senate seat, the conversation shifted again.
"I think it is wonderful, I hope they get more democrats in because they're going to need them," Carol Poulin said.
"She said she won, but the votes aren't counted yet" Kevin Kelly countered. "You can say what you want, but let's face. You got to wait. You got to recount."
Everyone agreed the focus now should be on healing a fractured nation.
"We are old, our life is over, I pray for my grandchildren, and my great grandchildren, and I just hope everything will be alright," Vera Anderson said with a laugh. "I'm finding it very hard."