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

Place 72 – Day 150: Vancouver, BC – Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

We had a sleep in but then decided we wanted to go out somewhere.

Kim had been told about Lynn Valley, which is a village in North Vancouver, so we drove up there and did so with the hope of snow!

It took us 30 minutes and then we arrived.

We walked a bit further down the road and found a set of stairs, so we went down those!

We came to a beautiful clear river, which we continued to follow until we reached Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

We started a trail and the further we got, the more snow there was!

We got to see some amazing sights, mostly the clear water river with the backdrop of a snow topped mountain which looked beautiful.

The snowy floor was beautiful and at times there was noone around, so it was silent and just relaxing.

We walked for a long while and just before it got dark we walked all the way back up to the car.

Coffee & Snacks

We treated ourselves with a coffee at a coffee shop in the village nearby. We shared a toasted cajun chicken sandwich and Curtis had a lemon slice whilst Kim had a nanaimo bar.

We got some things from the supermarket and drove home.

We got back home and were actually very tired! We watched some TV and then had sweet chilli wedges for dinner, whilst watching the movie Game Night.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 149: Vancouver, BC – Snow?

Snow?

We walked to work and it was snowing quite heavy! It was meant to snow yesterday but we didn’t get any at all, though the snow we got today didn’t settle at all.

The weather changed 3 times whilst we walked to work, from heavy snow to rain to sleet!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work at 08:40, which is pretty early for him, but that gave him some more time to get stuff done.

Curtis got some emails back from a company that he was getting support from and had to provide them with some further information and logs, so he did that.

Curtis spent a while doing that as well as some other tickets and then had a long team meeting.

After the meeting, he had to deal with someone’s laptop as they spilled wine on it!

It was well and truly dead, so Curtis had to go and purchase one at the local Apple store as a replacement as they needed it urgently.

That took up Curtis’ afternoon as he also had to setup it and ready for use.

He got that done and then walked home, and was not attacked this time!

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by finding two of the missing invoices, she had to call the hotel and they sent them across nice and easily. She then called the travel agent to see if she can get information on another card charge.

Just before lunch Kims colleague came in with her 5 week old baby and the whole team had a great catch up. It was so great to see her and she looked amazing and the baby was beautiful too.

Kim then popped out to pick her car up from the garage.

It was a round trip from work, out to the garage, to home and back to work, so when Kim got back she started looking into an invoice for a beverage delivery that she doesn’t believes adds up.

While she was waiting on a response in regards to this Kim went through and saved a few more travel invoices.

Kim spent the final part of her afternoon setting up and placing an order for fruit for the next week and did one final walk around for people if they wanted to sign someones leaving card.

Kim then headed out to a small leaving party where she had a great catch to with some brilliant colleagues.

Return To Hockey

It was Curtis’ first hockey game in 3 weeks, so he was excited and a little nervous!

We drove up to the rink for the first time in a while and got there with plenty of time, despite the dreadful weather of today, which changed to rain, rather than snow.

Curtis’ game was very close, just losing 1-0 with a powerplay goal, but the team played pretty well!

After, the team and some other people from the other team went out for some food and drinks to celebrate Curtis’ teams goalie’s birthday!

After that, we drove home and went to bed!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 148: Vancouver, BC – Eventful Evening!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had yet another busy day, but he was able to get something fixed that has not been working for a while now, with regards to the migration he’s working on at the moment, which was a big plus!

Curtis did a lot of that throughout the day, as well as an onboard for someone in Carolina.

Kim’s Day

Kim spent a lot of her morning taking phone calls and getting a few smaller things done. She also started on making a new floorplan for the Vancouver office, as no one has the original of the one currently used.

After lunch, Kim had a meeting with 2 colleagues to go through what the social events in the company will look like going forward. After this meeting they all stayed for another meeting with a different department.

After those Kim spent some more time on the floorplan and then did some detective work to figure out a few charges on cards that we need receipts for.

Eventful Evening!

We went to Sportchek before walking home, to get ourselves some beanie hats to wear whilst skiing, as well as during the cold days, which are certainly coming!

We finished at Sportchek and began to walk home. As we began to do so, a man was shouting in general, but than began to get closer and closer to us. He actually ended up shouting directly at us and he kicked Curtis, lightly, for some reason. We called the police to let them know and they wanted us to wait for them and speak with them about it.

The policeman arrived as we spoke with spoke about the incident. We thought we should let them know about it, just in case.

If that wasn’t enough, when we got home we noticed that Kim had stepped in poop, so we had to deal with that too!

An eventful evening ended, we relaxed and then made a veggie chili con carne which turned out incredibly delicious.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 147: Vancouver, BC – Coffee Catchup!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work and was right into answering questions and helping some people out.

The rest of the morning he had a variety of meetings, one of which was with a vendor but wasn’t too useful but all the other meetings were with people on his team and they were very successful.

Curtis spent most of the rest of the day doing some more migrations for teams and also trying to figure out what is wrong with some of the imports which aren’t working.

Curtis left work around 17:00 and walked home to watch the leafs game.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by organising a few thing. She booked a meeting room and started drawing up the catering for the meeting and she set up a raffle to win one of two broken coffee machines.

Kim then hopped on a call with a vendor as the representative recently changed.

After that call Kim had a meeting with her team in regards to the Wiki project. It went really well!

Just after lunch Kim ran to the shop to pick up washing liquid and paper towels as they had run out completely and the dishwasher is broken!

A while after she got back Kim went on her coffee date from 3 weeks ago!As it was due to happen over the holidays, Kim and the other lady waited until the new year to catch up. They waited so long and now the new allocations have happened, so Kim has another coffee catch up tomorrow! They went to the local fancy patisserie and had hot chocolates, it was so much fun.
Kim then spent the rest of the afternoon sorting out the stationary delivery that came in and saving invoices.

Training & Helping!

Kim went right from work to training. She had a lesson followed by helping out on the reception, all-in-all it was 3 hours and she really enjoyed it! She did hoop as her training which is a little different than usual.

Curtis watched the leafs game, had leftover sausage and potato for dinner and just played some games.

We caught up on TV and then went to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 146: Vancouver, BC – Fixing The Bathroom

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had another busy day today. He had to setup another laptop in Denver, so he got that done, but it took some time, even just to get connected.

Curtis got a lot done, but also got to investigate some problems he and his team were running in to.

The day went incredibly fast again and he walked to meet Kim and walk home.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by dropping the car off to the garage as it needed a couple of small replacements.

Kim then made her way into work and spent the first bit of time with IT, trying to figure out how Kim broke a few things on her outlook! A couple of the issues were solved, so that was great.

Kim then did a new hire tour, which would have been her first in a fair few months, so that tested her memory!

After the tour Kim then spent a while going through old photos of the company to find a few that would be great for the Wiki project.

Kim also had a call today to speak with a potential venue for the winter party this year coming. As its a great venue Kim knows it will get booked up quickly so she is starting the conversation now to present to people nice and early!

After lunch Kim had a final 1-1 with her boss. It was such a great catch up, they sorted out a few things and just had a wonderful chat.

The rest of Kims afternoon was a lot of sorting and going through smaller mini projects.

Fixing The Bathroom

We got back home and Curtis made himself sausages, potato and peas with gravy. He ate this whilst watching a YouTube series about AI, which was incredibly interesting.

Kim went off to training and about an hour after she got there, a plumber as arrived to our apartment so he could fix the tap in the bath. The tap wasn’t working correctly so he replaced it and now it works!

Kim got home after training and had some food whilst we watched TV. Then we went to sleep.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 145: Vancouver, BC – Coconut Rice

Curtis’ Day

Curtis’ day was busy right from the start.

Most people were back at work and Curtis’ team had sent out an email requesting people to start doing something, so these all flooded in too, which Curtis helped with.

He had to setup a new user today, so he got on with that and also had to setup their laptop, which was located in Charlotte, so that took a bit of time.

Curtis’ team had a meeting to discuss their current projects and do some planning and then a further general ‘check-in’ meeting.

Curtis walked home and watched the Leafs game after work.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by making up the last busniess and arranging a few meetings for the week. She then went through some if the decorations from the party and boxed the last of it up and binned the few broken things.

Towards midday Kim realised that the fruit and other shopping hadn’t arrived so she checked and realised that she never actually finished the order. She set it up to arrive tomorrow and then went out to get milk and cream. By the time she got back and took off her coat Kim realised that she needed to get a cake too so she went back to the store and picked one up.

Kim then sat down with two of her teammates for lunch, it was the first time in weeks that they have all been in the office together so it was great to catch up!

Kim then started setting up a staples order for stationary and other items. She had to find some compostable plates and some first aid items.
Kim then had a quick meeting with her colleague in regards to the Wiki project which really cleared a few things up for Kim.

Shortly after the meeting Kim and her colleague interrupted their colleagues meeting with their boss to give cake and sing happy birthday!

Kim then spent the rest of the afternoon finding more first aid items to go on the order. It took forever because none of the measurement options were the same! Some were in centimetres, some inches, some feet and others in yards! It was a nightmare converting everything and trying to figure out if what had been found was actually what was needed!

All The Coconut Rice

We had the leftover thai curry for dinner, but needed some rice and wanted it to be coconut flavour, so Curtis walked up to the shop to get some. He left with 4 pouches as it on deal and we had that for dinner which was excellent.

We watched some TV, did some more laundry and got things ready for the day tomorrow, taking us perfectly to bed time.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale