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“Suenos de Amor”, ”Dreams of Love”, the old red house needed some work. First, we replaced the missing stones in the foundation to keep the animals out of the basement. Second, we took down the brick chimney and replaced it with a lined cement block chimney. Of course, when the house was built, they staggered the chimney and sat the main house beam on it. The beam never moved when we took down the chimney, but staggering the cement blocks was a trip. Third, we installed a metalbestos chimney in the kitchen. With a woodstove in the cellar and a woodstove in the kitchen it was warm enough downstairs. Of course, you could still see your breath in the mornings upstairs. Mel wrote poetry by the stove in the cellar during the day.