I can't believe I almost missed this thread as I have been busy myself.
You will appreciate the new boiler even as the price of crude tumbles. You just got to love how speculation can drive the price up, but just as easily drive the price down. In either case you won't have to cringe when the boiler comes on and think "money out the exhaust stack."
Good for you anyway Paul! It took the passing of my sister in a Car Accident to appreciate family. Alyson helped too...children always do. Of course you might have too much of a good thing with that many guests, but at least you will get in some shop time as an excuse to "spruce things up" for the guests.
Me...I'm jealous. The only thing I got to look forward to making is some crude sheep feeders.
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!"