He really planned out his day and it seemed to pay off.
He did a lot of project work but filled in the gaps with tickets.
As the main part of the migration is getting closer, the work is becoming less and less, which is great! Most of it is simple administration and preparation work and answering people’s questions.
Curtis worked solidly until 16:00 when he went and joined his colleagues for some drinks. He didn’t get to do this last week, so he made sure to make time for it today.
The first thing Kim did today was head across the road to pick up the rest of the pies (all the non dietary requirement pies).
While she was there Kim also picked up a hot chocolate and pain au chocolate for herself because she doesn’t feel to well, Kim has a bit of a cold.
When she got back to the office Kim saw a message that someone had bought their cat in so she went and said hello to the cat. She then went back to taking calls and saving invoices.
Kim greeted someone who came in for an interview and they had a nice chat. Once she went through into the interview Kim made her lunch and called home.to have a chat with her mum and sister. It was so nice.
After lunch Kim set up all the pies and most people in the office came and had pie and hung out for a little while.
After pie Kim had a little 1 2 1 with her manager and they had a nice catch up which was great.
Shortly after the 1 2 1 Kim set up the weekly drinks before helping someone move the boxes of swag that was lying around.
We got home and our apartment door was unlocked but with no one inside!
We had said that the maintenance guy could go in and do a few things for us, but had assumed the apartment would have been locked after! Luckily everything was safe and we ironed out what happened afterwards.
After that, we relaxed for a bit and then Kim went out to meet a colleague to give her some things she needed for a personal project. Kim also walked her colleague to a few places she needed to visit whilst she was in the area.
Kim got back home and we had the remainder of the pie with some mash and garlic mushrooms which was delicious. We watched another vlog from the Iceland trip we have been watching and then it was pretty much bed time as we are exhausted!
Curtis got to work and his first task was to look into the floor plan of the office and see if there was anything obvious that would indicate an power coming from another floor.
There is apparently another floor doing work and they want to unplug something, but it says it links down to the floor Curtis works on.
Unfortunately, it couldn’t be found, so he has to speak with the building management to see if they know anything about it.
Curtis’ team had their quick daily meeting and then all split to work.
Someone at Curtis’ office made mini pumpkin pies, so Curtis had one…it was delicious!
Curtis continued the day with a few tickets and then had some questions to answer about his project.
Once he answered them, this caused a lot more work for the project, so Curtis spent the rest of the day dealing with that!
Kim started her day by ordering pies! Its Thanksgiving this weekend so Kim sourced some pies from a couple of supermarkets, the dairy free pie Kim will pick up in the evening from a supermarket up the road.
As it is Kims sisters birthday she had to call to say happy birthday, but her family were on the way to dinner so they arranged to chat a little later in the day.
Kim then spent a fair amount of time on calls and organising invoices again. When the pizza arrived Kim sorted out plates and napkins to go with it.
In the afternoon Kim ended up in back to back meetings. Her first meeting was with her teammate and they discussed budgets and other social events outside of the holiday parties. They both then went into a meeting with a vendor to discuss the plan going forward and this went very well.
After thay meeting they caught up again and Kims teammate taught Kim how to use the different ways to expense things.
After this kim had another quick 5 minute call with her sister before she headed to bed.
After that call Kim had a quick training session on how to upload the monthly social talks for people to see them. That was a great lesson because Kim forgot to find our before she took it all on!
At some point during the day a stationary delivery came so Kim put all the new whiteboard wipes into all of the meeting rooms. She then caught up on emails and headed home.
All The Pies!
We got home and Curtis watched the remainder of the Leafs game and Kim wasn’t feeling too good, so she had a lay down.
After that, we walked up to Whole Foods where Kim needed to collect a vegan pumpkin pie for work as well as 2 more, smaller, pies.
Once we got those, we walked back home and were very cold! We got in and each had some leftover beef and ale pie with mashed potato, to complete all the pies of today.
We watched two, 1 hour, YouTube videos about a trip to Iceland and it reminded us of when we went and loved it so much. Its actually where we got engaged, too!
Curtis had training right when he got to work. Coffee was the priority as it was a cold morning today!
Curtis’ training went well, though he wasn’t too sure if it will be beneficial to his team, but we shall see.
Curtis got his admin done after this and the rest of the day was a little manic.
Curtis got some further questions and issues regarding his project, which he had to work on.
There were a few people that asked for some help so he helped them and did some standard tickets, as well as had some conversations with colleagues around policies and procedures.
Once Curtis got home from work, the handyman was still in our apartment doing a few things.
Kim’s day today had no meetings at all and she spent a fair amount of it on incoming calls and doing little ad hoc tasks.
The first thing Kim sorted was a pizza order for today and she also placed the regular weekly pizza order for tomorrow at the same time. After this Kim then laminated some new signs for the kitchen and everyone’s first aid attendant cards – better late than never!
While Kim was putting the signs up someone asked if she was coming to a meeting and it turns out Kim had completely lost track of time and was due to be in a meeting shortly so she packed away and grabbed her laptop and went into the meeting.
The social meeting was discussing much of the same that we had for the past few weeks, Diwali and Halloween. We have also decided to do pie and ice cream this Friday for Canadian Thanksgiving!
After the meeting Kim finished putting up the newly laminated signs. When the pizza arrived it was the wrong order, they had sent tomorrows order today, which was not ideal, so Kim arranged for the correct pizzas to be delivered and received a credit on the account and 4 random free pizzas!
To start the afternoon Kim hung up a first aid kit in the kitchen, it seems like the place most injuries would occur. Someone was very surprised to see Kim screwing in a nail and even offered to help and didn’t believe Kim when she said that she had done this kind of thing many times before!
The rest of the afternoon was spent saving invoices answering sales calls!
New Blinds & Towel Rack
The handyman finished off a few things in our apartment and we have some improvements!
We now have a nicer set of (horizontal) blinds in the living room as well as a towel rack in the bathroom as the other one we had fell off the wall.
The bedroom blinds are up, but they have gaps around the side, so the handyman will be popping back to screw some wood into that area.
Kims first lesson today was hard. She did some tricky moves but they could be of great use in Kim’s upcoming routine, so that was great!
After this Kim walked home and spent 10 minutes there before heading to her second lesson.
This is a great lesson where they learned a step up from a move Kim loves. This will not make it into the routine but it was a pretty move. There was also a simple and effective looking spin that requires a lot of energy, for it to work you have to be completely engaged from your shoulders to toes, its beautiful but tricky.
Kim then asked if the lesson after had any spaces and a few people had dropped out so Kim hung around and joined in on that class too. The routine for this class was very spin orientated and Kim was totally unable to get the trick as she does not have enough flexibility, she did enjoy the class though!
Curtis put the pie top on the filling whilst Kim was out and cooked it, but it seemed to collapse a little but still looked (and tasted) delicious.
Kim got back and we watched The Appentice and then went to sleep!
Curtis got to work at the perfect time and was told that there was a fire in the building next door!
Luckily, Curtis didn’t have to evacuate, but the sirens and alarms could be heard for a while.
Curtis did a lot of the same as he did yesterday, but also had a few tickets that came in, right after he cleared most of his out!
The afternoon was the busiest part of the day, with many a ticket to get stuck into and a couple more challenging then normal.
Curtis left the office after work and walked home.
Today Kim had a fair few productive meetings! Her first meeting was relatively early in the morning was with her colleague and they discussed the holiday party invites and a little bit about travel. It was a short and sweet meeting.
After this meeting Kim had a meeting with finance about credit cards and they ironed out some of the processes and that meeting went well.
Kim then had some time to catch up on emails when someone from a stationary company came in and said he had a meeting with her too! It turned out that he had the wrong email address so all Kim knew was that he might be coming in at some point in the afternoon.
Kim grabbed her colleague and they had an interesting meeting.
After this is was suddenly 13:30, Kim and her colleague were so hungry so they went and grabbed crepes by using a discount and had a little sit down and catch up over lunch.
After lunch Kim spent most of her afternoon sorting out the first aid cupboard with 2 and then one other first aider. Kim had to nip out a few time to greet a candidate and organise some travel.
It was a really productive day, but it felt like Kim didn’t stop for a second!
Curtis got home before Kim, so he did the cleaning, vacuuming etc and took out all the bins.
When Kim got back home, she made a stew which was then bound to become a pie! She needed ale for this, so Curtis went to find some.
The liquor store didn’t have really any, so much so that Curtis had to hunt the lone bottle of ale down! It’s a 9% beer, too!
Kim finished off the dinner and Curtis had some as a stew as the pie won’t be constructed until tomorrow.
Kim’s training session was good fun.
Kim was able to try out a replacement combo for her routine, its her favourite combo so she is glad to get it put in!
She did also fall off and it would have been onto her head but luckily she got her arms up quick!
Curtis spent most of the morning doing an onboard for someone. Interestingly, they were a remote person that needs a laptop and a phone for their home.
Curtis was unsure on the process for setting up a phone for use at someone’s house, so he had to find that out.
As well as this, Curtis had to get the laptop sorted. The original plan was to get one from one of the US offices, but that plan didn’t work and Curtis didn’t have any at his office, so he had to get someone to set one up at there office and then he had to get a phone sent from yet another office.
After that, Curtis had his team meeting which was productive. Then it was lunch time.
After lunch, Curtis spent the afternoon doing a mini project which ended up taking the whole afternoon!
Kim spent most of her day doing one of 2 things, sending things via FedEx or organising travel.
Kim spent most of her morning trying to organise some group travel by reaching our to hotels and contacting the travel agent to get quotes on flights. She also arranged 2 FedEx parcels in the morning and sorted the weekly fruit.
The afternoon was much of the same, she reached out to other hotels, organised 2 more parcels. She then had to call FedEx, which is one of Kim’s least favourite things to do, as one delivery just simply never registered so she had to do it all again.
Kim also spent some time in the afternoon going through her voicemails.
She did end her day on a high and started drafting the final invites for the holiday parties.
We got home and Curtis watched the remainder of the leafs game.
We made baked potatoes for dinner.
This was going well until we cut one open and there was something odd inside! It seemed like maybe a slug or something, so we didn’t eat that one and instead shared a potato.
We ate our food and watched a couple of videos and then headed to Curtis’ hockey game.
Curtis’ game went really well! They won 6-3 and Curtis finally got a point (1 assist). A very fun game!