Just got off of gmail video with the hubby, and things are a changin’ at our apartment in Bulgaria! Mostly in preparation for my arrival.
Boy howdy, do I feel like a queen! 😉
We talked about re-doing the bathroom all summer. Some of the tiles were chipped and falling off, so we made sure to save enough money to redo the entire thing. Tiles were purchased yesterday, along with a new faucet and shower head. A new boiler will go in soon, but we are waiting on a new vanity/sink until I get there to pick it out.
Well, the bathroom renovations/updates snowballed (much to my excitement and appreciation) and Vince and his mom repainted the kitchen. Vince bought a new oven, iron, and… deep fryer.
I guess he has grand visions of me baking him a pie (yep, that’s a real request, I was informed I need to bring a pie plate and brush up on my pie making skills), ironing clothes while it bakes, and then frying up some side dish to go with it.
The weird thing? I am totally stoked to do all of the above!
Perhaps I am the one with the grand visions! Domestic Goddess? I’ve got it in the bag!
Vince is super independent, having lived in the apartment by himself since he was 16 (his parents moved about 40 minutes away to take care of his grandparents). When I visited BG, he did most of the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Let’s not even revisit the fact that he had to order all my food for me in restaurants (first asking if cheese was present in any of the dishes), translate for his parents and I, and answer my non-stop questions about what such-and-such sign said.
The boy is a living Saint (most of the time), I tell you what.
Back to the renovations…
After painting the kitchen they decided to take down the wallpaper in the living room and paint, which has now turned into adding texture to the walls (don’t know if I will like it, seems a little out dated to me, but we’ll see!), pulling up the carpet, and laying down parquet.
The apartment is all a buzz with workmen. I am glad I’m not there for all the mess and will just arrive to everything done!
Vince informed me today that there will be “a lot” of visitors when I arrive. Apparently, his entire extended family has informed him they will be stopping by to meet me.
Not gonna lie. I am super nervous.
No English on their part, no Bulgarian on mine. Should be interesting. I see a never-ending game of charades and possibly Pictionary in my near future.
I did have to tell Vince today to not buy any accessories. A girl needs to decorate her space after all!
I am penciling in a trip to Ikea soon after I arrive. Rugs and lamps and throw pillows, oh my!
41 days and counting!