Quite an uneventful trip this time, but I did do lots of work on the house in Vetren.
All window frames are now painted and re-glazed, glass taken out, frames scraped, then coated with some sanding sealer ( StarLoc / FiveStar brand sanding cellulose sanding sealer...of course! as I make it! ) , then the frames were sanded down again and then painted with a strange very runny red paint called maistro , looked bad until it dried , but now looks fine
New glass was purchased for every pane, even though all panes look the same size in each window ( 8 panes ) they are all quite different....glass was bonded in place using clear silicone
All gaps around window frames were filled and then half of the outside was painted white, the other 2 walls are being rendered first , inside I touched up a few dents in the plaster with some white plaster i bought from the local diy shop for a couple of lev, inside was then painted
The internal paint was a bit weird again, it looked bad going on, it was clear going on but white in the tub, like wallpaper paste, I left it to dry and it turned bright white....second coat and the 2 bedrooms were finished apart from furnishing and carpets.
More work on the garden, chopping back trees and elder, digging some roots out, repaired and painted the outside wall and the gate, new glass in almost every window, the couple I didnt replace for now due to shape ( and lack of glasscutter tools in Bulgaria !) on the door I have put silicone on cracks and over the putty to waterproof till next year
The rest of the trip was made up with looking for another factory building, I eventually found one I could use, very near by this house, massive place, needs about 500 new small panes of glass.....after a few meetings I have agreed to buy it and preliminary contract signed and deposit paid.
On the way back had a good look at the nearly finished Danube bridge 2