It seems so long ago that this room existed in this way. It is now divided into three separate rooms (mudroom, laundry room and office). The house had two boilers - one in the main house and one in the ell, as seen above.
There are many reasons to celebrate...A warm house, the ability to proceed with finishing the plumbing so that the water may be turned on, and to paint. We also no longer have large tanks of oil inside our home (this system is fueled by propane). And, logistically, this room (which is the laundry room) has a bit more space now that the boiler system is more compact (and the on-demand water heater is integrated).
Mike said (with a little boyhood excitement) that new plumbing of the new heating system (right half of photo above) is like being on a submarine. Boys.
I cannot end this post without saying that the house has been without any form of heat since last fall. The process in which our house transitioned to a new heating system was a laborious one. Especially because it fell into the most active time for heat related trades.
So it is with great relief and enormous gratitude that we celebrate one of life's most basic but symbolic comforts - warmth.