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The Hole in my Bucket gets Smaller (Steamhead)
I'm so impressed with how well the house seems to have held up over the years. All the sheathing, planking, etc. seem to be in very good condition... it speaks to the care that your family must have brought to the place.
I also cheer on the insulation job, it looks like they did a good job of fitting (not squishing) the FG into place. While it may not stop infiltration the way foam or dense-pack can, this is definitely a huge improvement over nothing!
Also, congrats on the 3x reduction of energy consumption/boiler downsizing. If we all pursued this in our home heating and transportation lives there would be a surplus of oil in the market... I remain hopeful that US consumers will wake up and gradually change their behavior before the change is forced onto them painfully by market forces.
Hoppefully, you and the lovely Naoko will soon be enjoying warmer floors underfoot! Ditto for any Nekos you may have wandering around the house...