Archive for the 'Visiting home in SD' Category

Just Asking

Do you think they will figure out my trick here?             (You see..I surreptitiously duct-taped two oversized ski bags together to make one oversized bag, and hopefully only have to pay one fine. hehehe) Oops! ***** (Insert bad word here), I forgot to put in the ski poles!! &@**@!!!!!

And So Are The Days of our Lives

And so the saga continues…. Once we heard the crazy news that we could not get back “home”, we frantically starting calling people in Sofia. Mark’s partner contacted the attorney, who contacted someone else who contacted someone else, and you see where this is heading. Apparently, we’re in! We will be heading back as planned […]

You Won’t Believe This One!

Guess what? Today, the BG Ministry of Foreign Affaris informed us we would not be accepted back in the country because we have already used up our 90 days on our tourist visa and since we don’t have a work visa, we aren’t allowed in. Seriously. I’m not kidding. So we’re here. For at least […]

And So We Return

Well, the time has come, for us to go back to the land of cold. We will leave the mid-70s, sunshiny days on Saturday and be freezing by Sunday afternoon. The travel arrangements, of course, have not been easy. Because nothing associated with Bulgaria seems to be easy. I had to cancel our original flight […]

And the Mullet Redeems Herself

So, we travelled back up to L.A. yet again today to dejectedly collect our visa-denied passports. We were all solemn on the way up there, knowing the Mullet and her Evil Stepsister would be all glib that we had been rejected and seen as the frauds they know us to be. In fact, I was […]


Yup. You guessed it. Visa denied. Clearly the Mullet has won this round. Tomorrow we will find out if it’s worth our time to figure out why it was denied and try to fix it. But…I have a sneaking suspicion that Mullet had something to do with it, saying the documents weren’t originals, and they […]

We’re Still Here…

So, the visas will NOT be here in time for us to make our original flight home.  And we don’t know when the visas will be here, so we’re still here.  We hear it’s freezing at “home”, so it’s not the end of the world to hang out a bit longer in San Diego.  But […]

Consulate-ory Gestures

Isn’t the job of a consulate to assist people in applying for visas/passports/other official documents?  That was my understanding, but then again, I’ve been wrong before.  Clearly, the Bulgarian Consulate in L.A. is not there to help anyone.  Not.a.single.person.EVER.  So here’s the story: Yet again, we drove up to L.A. to attempt to apply for […]

Gobble Gobble

And that’s just what we’ve been doing. We have decided that our mission while we are here at home is to add a layer of blubber that will insulate us for the winter. Think of a whale, as it prepares for its time in the icy Arctic waters. Yes, that’s us! We have eaten our […]

Just a Quick Update

Yes, yes, we made it home! Perhaps you were worried that our plane crashed or something, since the blog has been markedly silent for….nearly a week (man, has it been that long?). But no…the plane made it here safely, as did we. A brief synopsis of our time here so far–though I will detail all […]