Yes it sounds like you have been busy. As for the boiler rebuild Paul I know that feeling. A long time ago now, a neighbor gave me a coal stove. He said it was free if we could get it out of his trailer. Anyway I grabbed onto one side, dad on the other and we both did something, but lifting it was not the thing that occurred. I said "are you lifting" and he said he was, but it was still flat on the floor. Eventually we got it home, and just in the nick of time. A few days later the Ice storm of 1998 hit the Northeast and we went without power for 14 days straight. No exaggeration...14 days straight and that coal stove kept the house from freezing the pipes and all that. It literally came just in time.
Still I am glad you are getting your boiler in Paul. My father has a boiler just 3 years old, and I have one that's less than a year, and the amount of effeciency that they got out of these things in two short years is truly amazing. You won't regret replacing it that's for sure.
By the way you should be worried about winter. The leaves are already changing here and have for over a week. By my count; 34 years here in Maine, that amounts to about 2 weeks early. The beehives are off the ground too, which is indicative of deep snow, and I saw birds heading south in a vee. I think mother nature may know more then us sometimes.
Coming to a town near you...
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"