Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 898: Vancouver, BC – Urgent Project Work & Many Team Meetings

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a project to get done and he started that right away, but then had a 1 hour team meeting, followed by a meeting about a process change right after.

Curtis was then able to get an important part of his project done before having another team meeting.

Once that meeting was done, Curtis had some lunch and then did his Norwegian homework.

The remainder of the afternoon was dedicated to some tickets and admin.

Kim’s Day

After getting a little admin done Kim had a meeting with a new starter to discuss a few things and answer any questions they may have. She then had a quick call with a couple of executives to discuss a few plans for the next few weeks.

To finish the morning Kim joined the team meeting to set up for the week. She then updated a few documents and spent a lot of her afternoon in one off smaller meetings around doing admin.

She then had a check in with a teammate to catch up on stuff that happened over the break and things that are coming up. She finished the day with a discussion on a potential new hire.

Evening

We had leftovers from yesterday for dinner and then we took our the recycling. Once we took the recycling out, we went out for an evening walk, which was really nice and relaxing.

We got home and watched a few TV shows for the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 897: Vancouver, BC – Switching Up Our Walk

We woke up fairly late, accidentally, and then had some french toast for breakfast.

Once we were done with breakfast, we watched the Formula 1 race and then got ourselves ready to go out.

We went out for a walk, as usual, but we walked a bit of a different way once we got to the park.

We walked around a lake that is in the park, which was a little quieter, greener and had some herons in the lake that we watched for a bit.

We walked back home and were pretty hungry, so made some dinner when we got back. We had vegetables, egg and chicken on top of rice, which was really nice.

We went out to do the weekly shop, but we also went to Canadian Tire to pickup some new cutlery.

We did our shop and headed back to the car, where there was a bit of an altercation happening. Nothing physical, but we waited with one of the people until the police arrived. That was a bit of excitement for the evening but luckily everyone was ok.

We headed back home and watched a bit of TV, then we did a little bit of reading in Norwegian. Curtis bought Kim a book for her birthday and she took a look at it today and enjoyed reading in Norwegian!

Kim then had a bath whilst Curtis played some games, then we watched some TV for the remainder of the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 896: Vancouver, BC – Our First Art

We woke up at 09:45 and Curtis had to go and meet our landlord outside quick to give them their mail that was delivered here.

We were pretty awake after that, so we got up and had some breakfast. We had some scrambled eggs on toast and relaxed until we spoke with Kim’s family for a while.

After we spoke with Kim’s family, we got ourselves ready and went out to Homesense, grabbing a coffee on the way.

We got ourselves a few more items for the apartment, most notably a large canvas of a nice art piece! We will need to hang it, then we will show a picture then, but we think it’s going to look great.

Kim then went out to a few more shops to get a few other items and well as return a few things.

Whilst Kim was our doing this, Curtis watched hockey.

We ordered Thai food for dinner as we really fancied it after we saw it in a TV show yesterday. The food was pretty good!

We ate dinner and then for the remainder of the evening we watched TV.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 895: Vancouver, BC – Double Curry

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a brief chat with someone at 09:15 and after that he had some security data work to do as well as some tickets and admin.

At 12:00, Curtis had a team building session with his team in which each person had to pick another and write out answers to questions on their behalf, to see if they could get it right. This was pretty entertaining.

Curtis then played a game of werewolf which was also pretty fun and funny.

Once that was finished, Kim picked up some chicken katsu curry for lunch as Curtis got a $40 lunch budget from work for the team building.

We ended up getting enough food for lunch AND dinner, which we can’t complain about. That being said, the food wasn’t even that good.

Curtis’ after then consisted of another meeting with his team to wrap up projects for the last couple of weeks and then he did some end of week admin and some more ticket work.

Curtis just played games whilst Kim was out window shopping.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazy day! She slept in and then had some breakfast while she watched part of a movie. She answered a few work questions while she watched the movie too. Then she popped out to pick up some lunch.

After having lunch with Curtis Kim finished her movie and then packed up all the things going to the charity shop. After dropping things off at the shop Kim had an afternoon of window shopping and walking around downtown! It was lovely

Evening

As mentioned, we had curry leftover for dinner, so we ate that and watched some TV together. Kim did need to get some admin done once she got back from the shops, so she did that before dinner.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 894: Vancouver, BC – Surprise Flowers

Curtis’ Day

Curtis started the day with a meeting with the CEO. He needed to help him with changing his password, so he did just that.

That was fairly quick and once he got that done, he took another stab at trying to get a computer working as it should, which he’s been working at for a couple of weeks now. There wasn’t much luck there, unfortunately.

Curtis went out to get some surprise flowers for Kim, just because, why not? He surprised her with them when she came home from her massage.

After that, he had some project work to do, which was comparing some lists and making a new list to provide to someone with some proposed changes. He didn’t finish that before lunch, so after lunch he finished that and sent it off. He had some more changes to make to that after lunch and then it was done and the project is ready to move to the next stage.

He had a 1 on 1 and then the rest of the afternoon was ticket work.

Curtis watched hockey in the evening.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazier morning today where she made a couple of calls and then went out for a massage. She decided that during her rest week that she would treat herself to a massage and it was so nice!

On her way home Kim picked up coffees for herself and Curtis. When she got home she was greeted with a beautiful bunch of flowers from Curtis! She has been a little up and down lately so this was such a wonderful surprise that brightened her week even more!

After lunch Kim then hosted a games afternoon with some of her work colleagues. It was so much fun!

After the games Kim popped to a shop to return something and also pick up a vase for her beautiful flowers to live I !

Evening

After hockey was done and Kim’s games night was done, we had some easy dinner and watched TV for the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 893: Vancouver, BC – Back To Evening Walks

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had an orientation planned for 09:00 but the person didn’t know about it so didn’t show up until 09:20.

Curtis got that orientation completed and then had a team meeting, followed by a meeting to discuss a new project and get that project started.

After that meeting was done, Curtis wrote out the project which led perfectly to lunch time.

After lunch, Curtis had a meeting with Microsoft to scope out a software rollout project with them and that has been scheduled in for next week!

Once that meeting was done, there was another one right after with his team to just talk about random things.

The remainder afternoon was then filled with tickets and he had to help someone urgently get something working that seemed that it should have no issues. He was actually able to figure it out with some help from a colleague, but it was a strange one for sure.

Kim’s Day

Today is Kim’s most busy day of the week. For the rest of the week Kim will be resting more. To start her day Kim joined an interview and then the quick chat after. She then joined a recruitment call to discuss an upcoming role.

After a little break Kim had another interview and review after. She then joined a colleague in a review of the candidate pipeline before she joined a meeting to discuss a couple of interviews that took place with the exec team for the day. She then went to join the pipeline review again, but then another interview finished so she reviewed that one with two other people and made a plan on next steps for a few candidates and roles.

Evening

We had leftover salad from yesterday for dinner and then we took out our recycling.

After the recycling was dealt with, we went out for a nice evening walk again.

We stopped off at the liquor store to get some drinks, seen as we were out, but really it was a nice walk in some lovely evening weather.

We got back home and relaxed, watching some TV and decompressing for the day.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 892: Vancouver, BC – Ooo, New Hair!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a pretty quiet day overall, mostly just dealing with tickets and a few messages from people.

He did have a meeting with his manager to go over a new setup and process for onboards, which was very productive.

Once that was done, it was basically lunch time and then after lunch it was more tickets and a little bit of admin.

Overall it was a pretty quiet day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazy morning and then popped out to get her hair cut! She also picked up some more hair care products while she was there and popped to homesense on the way home to pick up a few more things to help organise the kitchen.

Once she was home Kim relaxed for a bit before joining a quick meeting to catch her manager up on a few things. She then had lunch before joining a post interview chat.

Kim went from that meeting into an interview. After the review of the interview she joined couple of other hiring managers to review candidates in the pipeline.

Evening

We had some nice Mexican chicken salad for dinner and then we relaxed for the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 891: Vancouver, BC – Day Off, Kinda

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a nice slow start to the day and then it ramped right up with a lot of tickets coming in.

Curtis had a team meeting at 10:30 and then continued with getting many tickets done, up until lunch.

The afternoon was much of the same, though there were also some discussions about different topics which were both interesting and important.

Curtis watched hockey whilst Kim was in her evening meeting.

Kim’s Day

This week Kim’s company is off, so there are no meetings or expectations. She, and a couple of others, have decided to continue to do interviews to not hold up the recruitment process.

Kim had one interview in the late morning then she popped out to update the car insurance and pick up sandwiches for lunch.

In the afternoon Kim had another interview and then reviewed candidates in the pipeline for a couple of the roles that are open.

It was a fun and lazy day!

Evening

We had tuna pasta for dinner as well as some leftover potato salad.

We then, after relaxing for a little bit, headed to the supermarket as we hadn’t yet done it over the weekend!

We got our items and headed home, getting back around 22:00. A late shop visit for sure, but there weren’t many people around, which was great.

We watched some TV and relaxed for the remainder of the night.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 890: Vancouver, BC – Homemade Cappuccinos

Cappucinos

For breakfast, we had croissants we bought yesterday, but also homemade cappuccinos which were delicious!

Kim is excellent at steaming the milk correctly, so we really enjoyed our fancy coffee for the morning.

Longer Walk Than Normal

We had no plans today and the weather was lovely, so we went for a nice long walk. W

We walked down the seawall, as usual, but we also went through to 2 different beaches and through the park, which was less busy, beautiful and just overall very nice!

Thai Green Curry

We did a bit of housework once we got back home and then made a chicken Thai green curry! It was delicious though we do like it a little spicier.

Bath

Kim had her usual weekly bath in the evening and then we relaxed together. Kim is off work for the week, so she is excited to relax a little, though she will likely do some work still.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 889: Vancouver, BC – New Vietnamese Coffee Place?

Family Birthday Chat

Today is Curtis’ Nan’s birthday, so we woke up and chatted with her and Curtis’ family whilst they celebrated!

After chatting with them for a while, we got ourselves ready and headed out to get a Vietnamese coffee and have a nice walk.

New Vietnamese Coffee Place?

We got a Vietnamese coffee from a place just down the street. We’d seen the place for a while and thought we should try it.

It turns out they also sell the right Vietnamese coffee, so we can buy some! We enjoyed the coffee and we will need to go there and try their Bhan Mi, too.

We had a nice long walk after getting our coffee. It was sunny and started warm, but was certainly cold in the shade.

Clock Is Up!

We put up the new clock when we got back home and Curtis then watched hockey whilst Kim relaxed and got some admin done.

We went back out to get some things from the supermarket nearby and then had some chicken wraps for dinner with homemade potato salad.

We watched some TV and relaxed for the remainder of the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale