Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 48: Vancouver, BC – Microsoft Talk & Pot Luck

Curtis’ Day

The start of Curtis’ day was filled with assisting executives.

Once Curtis was done with the execs, he could move onto his other tickets as well as new tickets.

Curtis spent most of the rest of the day dealing with getting some new laptops setup.

At 16:45, Curtis and a few colleagues walked up to Microsoft!

After going into Microsoft, Curtis got a name tag and then grabbed a glass of wine before sitting down.

The president of Microsoft was in attendance and one of the people who was on the panel. This was a cyber security talk which Curtis got invited to, which was amazing! He got to both go to Microsoft, see the President of the company and hear a very interesting discussion regarding cyber security and specifically defence against democracy within cyber security.

This was a 1.5 hour event and afterwards he walked to meet Kim in a shoe shop.

Kim’s Day

Today there was another dog in the office! This is a wonderful week!

Kim spent most of the morning on ad hoc admin tasks! Things just kept coming and coming. She was due to have a call with a vendor but they just missed each other so have rescheduled for tomorrow.

The team said they wanted to head out to the food trucks for lunch. Kim and the team were all ready when Kim realised that the weekly Thursday pizza hadn’t arrived and it was 10 minutes late. Kim called the pizza company who then terminated the call due to not being able to hear Kim, so she called back, and explained that the pizza was now 15 minutes late. The company apologised, checked with the store and ensured that it would only be another 5 to 10 minutes maximum.

The team stood and chatted patiently but when Kim found out that there was still a 10 minutes wait she suggested they go ahead and she meets them there.
Another 10 minutes went by so Kim called back and was told she would receive a call directly from the shop, she did a few minutes later when they explained that the driver was having trouble parking and would be there shortly.

30 minutes after it was meant to arrive the pizza made it! Kim sorted it all out and realised she would only have 20 minutes to get to everyone, order and eat so decided to skip on the food trucks and just eat at work!

The afternoon totally sped by, Kim worked on her project and sent out a company wide email outlining what had happened and plans for what is coming up next.

Everything else was general admin that was thrown throughout the day.
Kim ended the day by setting up tomorrows orders that need to go through, people need their coffee and fruit!

After work Kim spent some time plodding around shops looking for bits and bobs.
Just before Curtis caught up with her Kim found the perfect new shoes! Now she will have less holey feet!

Pot Luck

We met up and Kim bought some shoes.

Once she did, we walked back home and got our items we had bought and went to the pot luck! This pot luck was for our apartment building and we got to meet a few really nice people who we chatted with for a couple of hours.

We got to see a beautiful sunset and also spoke to some people for Bosnia, which was interesting!

We got back home and watched some TV before heading to bed. A busy day, but all of it was fun!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale


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