Place 72 – Day 157: Vancouver, BC – The Rain’s Back!

Rain!

We got up lazily and had some breakfast whilst watching some TV.

Once we could be bothered, we went out in the rain (which is now back, for at least the next 10 days) to get a coffee, as well as go to the pharmacy to get something.

We came right back home and Curtis watched the Leafs game whilst Kim went out to get some perfect shoes for work.

After that, we chilled out and did nothing whilst we ordered a curry for dinner!

We watched Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood. We didn’t enjoy it that much as we didn’t really understand the whole point of it. It was all over the place and a little odd.

Either way, we watched a bit more TV and then headed to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 156: Vancouver, BC – Cooking Competition Winner!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work and just had a whole day of meetings planned.

Curtis got a few things done and then went into his first meeting. This meeting had a lot of information thrown at him all at once, so it was a lot to take in and make plans for!

As it was a meeting with other people in the business, Curtis had a follow up meeting with just his team to discuss this.

Shortly after that meeting, Curtis had another meeting with his team, to work on a few project things.

Directly following that meeting, his team had another meeting to discuss the last 2 weeks of work they had done, what went well, what didn’t go well and what was learned.

After this, Curtis got some other work done and then had some drinks with colleagues in the office.

Curtis had to leave his laptop at the office (locked away) so it could continue doing something he was doing that was going to take a while.

Curtis walked home and waited for Kim to get home.

Kim’s Day

Kim went to a company ran cooking competition today!

She had to cook a few things with her team. Kim made a steak sandwich with an arugula side salad and she also made a brunch style meal which was hash brown with eggs!

Kim then got a meal which was really good! A beetroot terrine for starter, duck for main and then a chocolate budino for dessert!

Kim won the competition for her steak sandwich, which was awesome! She won a wooden spoon!

Evening Out!

Kim continued her work outing for a few hours after work. They went to a bar and had some drinks and some really good chats! They had a terrific time.

Once Kim got home, she wasn’t feeling very hungry, so Curtis just had some soup.

We watched some TV and then went to bed. We were excited to get some sleep!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 155: Vancouver, BC – Another Free Lunch!

Curtis’ Day

The walk to work was a lot better than it has been! The snow had melted a little, so walking was easier.

Curtis’ day in general was pretty slow, though that did help him get two projects completed! He now has no projects to do, so he’s looking forward to getting more now.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by clearing out the storage room. She got all the decorations for all the celebrations out to go through and then also collected all of the gaming equipment lying around to go through. She managed to empty the room and test some of the gaming things across the whole time she had allocated to sort through everything, so it looks like a fair amount of it will be next weeks problem.

After this Kim sent out a reminder email to everyone about the monthly social talks as no one has signed up for the first month, she also resent the meeting invite so its in everyone’s calendars.

Kim then joined her colleague for lunch at one if the hotels. It was great to catch up with the rep.

Once they got back Kim sorted a business card order for someone and then started on the Vancouver food order for next week. Kim then ordered a few first aid items and things for Chinese New Year off of Amazon and then she did the UK food order.

Just before she left Kim popped out to get the Friday afternoon drinks for tomorrow as she is out of the office all day!

An Evening Together

Neither of us had evening plans, which was really nice!

We watched a lot of TV together, had dinner together (Curtis had a chicken pie and Kim had a tuna baked potato).

We watched a show called Borderline which is a funny British comedy show.

Tomorrow is Friday and it can’t come soon enough…We’re tired!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 154: Vancouver, BC – The Trek To Work

Trek To Work

We had a bit of a trek to work this morning as the snow had really picked up overnight and there was a lot of it on the ground!

It took us a while to navigate through the snow to work, but we got there eventually with no issues.

Curtis’ Day

Curtis was feeling quite a bit better today. He was fairly busy with tickets and his small project in the morning, but come the afternoon it was pretty quiet.

Curtis trudged home in all the snow, but it had luckily stopped snowing as heavy as it was from 14:00-16:00.

Kim’s Day

To start her day Kim had a call meeting with a vendor. It was really good and they covered everything and asked a bunch of questions.
After the meeting Kim worked on a few smaller administration tasks and spent some time listening to her voicemail.

She then popped out with the rest of her team to grab some lunch, they all ate at their desks but Kim sat in the kitchen and ate. Shortly after this Kim and her teammate went out and got hot chocolate and doughnuts and set that up for the very empty office.
Kim then ordered some breakfast for the meeting that is happening on Friday and later she tidied up the boardroom after a day long meeting left.

Kim stopped by Starbucks to get a coffee for herself and the other lady on front desk as there is a lot of snow and it is cold! When she arrived Kim was invited to take part in a class so she did and she had a great time! It was a lyrical class and the routine was to Bruises by Lewis Capaldi and it was beautiful. It was so flowly and easy to follow!

Evening

Curtis did nothing all evening, just played games and watched some YouTube videos.

Kim went out to training as well as to help out there! She was out for a few hours and had to walk there and back as she would normally drive but it was a bit too snowy for that, so easier to drive.

Once Kim got back, we relaxed together, watched a bit of TV and went to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 153: Vancouver, BC – First Aid!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis was still feeling under the weather this morning, so he decided to work from home, mostly to stop himself getting anyone else sick.

Curtis’ day was productive, but not massively busy. He got a couple of hours of project work completed and also got a bunch of tickets sorted, too.

After working, Curtis watched hockey and got his stuff ready for his hockey game!

Kim’s Day

Kim ran out to the shop to pick up cream, but also grabbed a chocolate croissant for herself and a coffee for her colleague. Just after she got back she had a meeting with her teammate and it was really good.

They caught up on a few of Kim’s questions and got up to speed on a few things.

Kim then hopped on a coffee date with a remote worker and had a lovely chat with them.

After that call Kim had a call with the travel agency it go over an issue that cropped up yesterday.

In the afternoon Kim went into the first aid meeting but then no one showed up, so instead she emptied a bookcase and moved it into the kitchen to become a book swap and games area.

Kim would love for this to bring a new social aspect into the workplace!

First Aid

Curtis got picked up by a teammate to go to hockey as Kim had training (still in the same area, so she was able to see Curtis’ game after).

Kim arrived an hour early to pole and luckily there was pole free so she was able to take the earlier class. She did the exotic class and loved it and then did the 505 class, but she was quite tired so didn’t do great, but it was so much fun!

Curtis’ hockey game went really well! He got an assist from a hard working play and the team won 3-1! They’ve now beaten every team in the league.

Kim didn’t get to the rink until half way through the 2nd period as the snow was so heavy, she was being careful driving and she also got some food.

During the game, someone on the other team really hurt their ankle, so Kim did first aid on him for a long while.

After the game, Kim drove home and the snow was really coming down! It’s meant to snow overnight and all day tomorrow, so there’ll be plenty around tomorrow too.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 152: Vancouver, BC – Plenty More Snow

Snow

We woke up to even more snow this morning. This was cool, except for the fact the bridge we walk on was completely frozen so we had to walk carefully on the way to work.

Curtis has had quite a bad cold since yesterday, so the -8 temperature didn’t help on the way to work!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis continued to feel rotten all day, but did get a lot done. He fixed a couple of other migrations that were causing him problems, so he got those completed.

He also got a lot of tickets done and had a team meeting.

At 16:00, Curtis left the office to head home and relax as he really wasn’t feeling great.

Kim’s Day

Kim caught up on emails from the weekend and saved a few invoices to start her day.

Just before 10 Kim headed out to look for mini wine glasses and a few bottles of bubbly for a celebration in the morning. When she got back she set it up and all the offices in the company celebrated! It was a really fun morning!

Kim then spent some of her morning trying to.fix an issue with someone’s profile on the travel booking site. After that she had to sort out the postage machine, which also required her calling for support for that!

After both of these Kim ran a raffle to win one of two broken full espresso coffee machines! To ensure fairness Kim had someone else draw out the names, which was lucky as one of her colleagues won!

Kim then spent some time remaking the floor plan as it didn’t save from last time.

She then had a chat with a colleague from a different team in regards to their desk set up, so Kim made a few adjustments and spent some time researching other things that may be able to help!

On the way home Kim stopped at a few shops, one was to pick up some essential oils to put into the humidifier to help Curtis with his cold!

Weekly Clean!

We did our weekly clean this evening, after Kim got home from doing a bit of shopping.

Kim then made a veggie bolognese which was excellent.

We watched some TV and Curtis relaxed and slept at a good time with hopes that he’ll be better tomorrow as he has a hockey game!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 151: Vancouver, BC – Overnight Snow

Overnight Snow

We woke up this morning to some snow! We didn’t even know it had snowed overnight until we went outside.

We had our breakfast and then left the apartment, after getting ready, to get some shopping done.

We went to Winners first and got Kim some more leggings and took back her snow trousers she bought as she got some better ones.

We left here and went for a coffee.

After coffee, we went to the supermarket and got food for the week and a few other things, such as cold and flu pills for Curtis as he is coming down with a cold!

We came back home and Curtis watched the (terrible) leafs game and then we had the remainder of the leftover veggie chilli with rice for dinner whilst watching some TV. Curtis is hoping he’s feeling better tomorrow!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale