This is the last post of the series of my first week in Bulgaria! Don’t worry, I will be posting more about Bulgaria as life goes on here. This was also a way for me to journal what had happened during the first week while here. :)
I can’t believe it has already been a week that I’ve spent in this gorgeous, unknown country of Bulgaria! It has been an amazing week here. Full of first impressions, emotions, tiredness, new experiences, surrounded by nature. We came to the country right before there was a small holiday. The holiday was over, even A started his work today! For the first time, I was left alone in our new home.
I can’t remember exactly what I did that day, I’m sure it involved tidying up a bit, starting to learn Bulgarian, making dinner, reading.. just regular daily things. The landlord came about that day as well. He had someone to put on the sprinklers in the yard, as it had not rained for the whole week. With him not speaking a word of English, and me not speaking a word of Bulgarian, communication can get quite difficult. Somehow, I did figure out (with body language) that the sprinklers will go on daily from now on, that they’re on timer. That’s great! So we don’t have to worry about that any more!
The following two days, he showed up at the doorstep, as he has extra set of keys to this house (and the garage is the only way to get in.. ok, there is a gate that you can open as well but it’s easier to come through the garage). The second day, he came in with two other fellas, and fixed a mosquito/bug screen that fell off when we signed the contract (it hadn’t fallen off since). They didn’t take very long though. The third day, he had sent someone to come and fix the small cabinet, right before before you come in the house, as the door only opened half-way. The cabinet was a custom made, or custom fitted perhaps, to fit in that space. The person took and went in his workspace to fix it. I hadn’t even noticed him bringing it back later in the afternoon, it had just reappeared! I love our landlord!
He has kept his word of what he’d still do/fix for the house. I’ve had my share of landlords who would not do anything for the apartment, or claim that it is not his responsibility but mine to fix.. whatever needed fixing. Or a landlord who would promise they’d fix it but never would do it (ie. in the last apartment the fridge+freezer would not work properly.. the fridge was way too warm and you were better off using the freezer as the fridge!). Needless to say, I’m very pleased with the new landlord. As nice and efficient as he is, he does just let himself in (not inside the house though) without any kind of notice or whatever, and to me he could have a bit more privacy-consideration towards us. That’s the only issue I have, and it’s something I can adapt myself to. Coming to a completely new country, you also have doubts whether someone is trustworthy or not, and I don’t like to get f****ed over, especially when comes to your living space!
As A got back from work, he finally got his suitcase! This means, he finally has more clothes and the rest of his things he’s been missing! Thankfully, we’ve been able to wash the few clothes he had, so at least he didn’t have to be in dirty, sweaty clothes every day.
All is well that ends well :)!
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