Place 49 – Day 142: Auckland – More Free Stuff!

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim had a late start.
She popped out to the shop to grab something for Curtis’ dinner and then made him a sausage hot pot when she got back in. While scrolling through Facebook she saw a load of kitchen stuff for free so she stopped by to collect some bowls on the way to work. She also got some oven dishes and a slow cooker too!

Kim then headed into work with a car full of free goodies.

Kim was on reception today but she spent a lot of time helping out on restaurant floor and ended up on the bar for the last part of the evening.

Kim had all of her check-ins arrive at once which made things nice and easy. At the end of her shift Kim had chicken and potatoes for dinner.

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis started the day with a shower and some cereal and then drove to work. He left a little later than he would’ve wanted, but he was able to get to work just in time.

When Curtis got to work, he made everyone a coffee but the mugs either weren’t washed properly, or the washing liquid isn’t very good as they all tasted like it! They all got rid of their coffee and mugs and got fresh mugs which was much better.

Curtis spent the day doing a few cases he already had as well as helping some colleagues with issues. He was able to do a lot of work, but also took on some more cases. It was a good-busy kind of day!

Curtis finished work and drove home, not hitting much traffic which was good.

Curtis got home and had his very tasty sausage hot pot that Kim had made him!

After that, Curtis spent most of the evening trying to win a game of Fortnite, but unfortunately he fell just short getting 2nd place.

Both of us;

Kim got home from work and we got all of our new items into the apartment!

We were both exhausted so we called it a night.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 141: Auckland – Wedding Fair & Cinema

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim went out and had a girly day with Danielle and her mum!
They first went to a wedding fair. This was great fun as there were samples and lots of pretty things to look at!During the fair there was also a fashion show which we of course sat down to watch. There are pictures and videos of the fashion show on our Instagram @mrandmrshale_.

Danielle and Kim then headed over to Sylvia park for some ‘window shopping’. Of course they both ended up buying a few things!

They then headed over to Danielle’s mums house for kebabs, which Josh joined us for. Danielle’s Grandmother joined as well.

The ladies then headed off to the cinema to watch I Feel Pretty. It was a good film!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis’ day was not at all interesting to read about!

Curtis basically did nothing all day, other than popping to the shop to get dinner and some items for lunches for the week.

Curtis had mac and cheese for dinner along with a coffee, because they’re two things that go together.

That was curtis’ day… Not at all interesting! Kim’s day had much more action!

Both of us;

Kim got home and spoke with Nicola and then we drank some whiskey and played some fortnite.

We both have work tomorrow, but Kim’s is in the evening.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 140: Auckland – Staying Late

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim had a long but good day. She started at 11 and had a couple of functions. There was a burlesque market and table of 10 in for lunch followed by a birthday party of 60 and a dinner booking of 17 in the evening.

Before both of the bookings came in Kim had a late lunch of chicken nuggets and salad, it was just what she needed.

They then changed the ballroom from the market to the evening function which consisted of canapés and a ham on the bone. It went so well, all the guests were happy which was lovely.

Towards the end of the night Kim took 10 mins to have a bit of dinner which was ham and chips, perfect!

Kim manned the bar while other people swapped the ballroom from the evening function to the following mornings function.

Kim then headed home and on the way stopped at the supermarket to get some essentials!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis woke up at 09:45 when Kim did and had breakfast with Kim.

Once Kim left for work, Curtis showered and then watched some YouTube videos before playing some games.

Curtis didn’t do a huge amount today, but did go out briefly to get a pizza from the supermarket.

Curtis ate his dinner and then at 22:15 he started watching Norway vs Latvia ice hockey!

Both of us;

Kim got home quite late so we went right to bed.

Kim’s out all day tomorrow with Danielle at a wedding fair!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 139: Auckland – A Day In The Office

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim was on a late start.
She relaxed but then had to head in 30 minutes early to go over some things for next weeks functions and some back office stuff.

Kim then went into bar where she spent most of the evening. When more staff came on shift Kim did a little more work towards the functions and a little more back office stuff.

Kim then stayed on the bar for the rest of the evening. It was a really fun shift!

At the end of her shift Kim had a mispour corona with her lamb wraps! A perfect end to such a great shift!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work a little early today, but that meant he could start on some work.

A client was leaving, so Curtis had to collate all of their passwords, keys and information into a spreadsheet and send it to them. That took up about 1 hour of his day.

For the rest of the day, Curtis had a few cases to complete and answered a phone call or two.

A lot of what Curtis needed to do was varied, so it kept the day fresh and before he knew it, it was home time!

Curtis got home and heated up the leftovers from yesterday’s Swedish meatballs and had those for dinner.

Curtis did two loads of laundry and then Kim came home!

Both of us;

We played some fortnite and drank wine for the first hour and then we watched some TV before heading to bed.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 138: Auckland – You Break It, You Fix It

Kim’s Day;

Today was a day off for Kim!!
She still got up early to take her friends daughter to school and then headed home to relax. She then had a nice breakfast before heading into the city to run a few errands.

On the way back Kim treated herself to a peppermint slice from her favourite coffee shop before heading to the supermarket to get the last few things for a Swedish meatball dinner.

Kim then got home and prepared all the dinner so all that was left to do is cook. She also made Curtis’ lunch for Friday so it would save him a job when he got home!

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis drove to work and got there at 07:20.

When he got to work, he was made aware of some issues at a client so he attempted to fix. Whilst trying to fix them, he actually made it worse, so he had to drive to them to fix it.

Curtis spent about an hour there and fixing that issue actually fixed all the other issues they were having, so it worked well.

After Curtis got back to the office, he was emailed with an urgent couple of issues which kept him busy for a few hours and then he had lunch.

During lunch Curtis had to do some personal admin and he ate his lunch which was leftover dinner from last night as well as some extra vegetables with a Chipotle dip.

After lunch, Curtis had 34 laptops to setup so he starting with those and got 9 done.

Curtis left the office on time at 16:30 and drove home.

Both of us;

When Curtis got home, we played some fortnite and then Kim made our dinner.

For dinner, Kim made Swedish meatballs!

We ate this and watched TV then played some more fortnite before going to bed. We are both working tomorrow so an early sleep it is!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 137: Auckland – Random Fireworks 🎇

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim was on an early morning shift! She set everything up and helped with breakfasts as per usual. Kim had a few check outs and one person extended their stay by another night.

Kim then spent a lot of her morning doing a follow up email for her meeting the day before.

At the end of breakfast / beginning of lunch we had a few larger tables come in which meant Kim was on floor again.

Kim then spent the early afternoon catching up on emails and other stuff.
She then headed off and on the way home picked a friends girl up from school and dropped her off at home.
Kim then relaxed at home until Curtis got home.

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis didn’t feel great this morning. He still has his sore throat but also felt a little sick.

Curtis got to work and started to feel better. He had a coffee and did some admin before going to a client. Luckily, he was only there for 2 hours and got back to the office for 12:30.

Whilst Curtis was at that client, there were about 8 issues at another client so he spent the whole afternoon trying to sort these issues. It was a range of printer issues to other issues such as network and email issues and it’s still not done and will need to be continued tomorrow.

Both of us;

Kim was home when Curtis got home and and we went to the supermarket to buy dinner. We forgot a few things so stopped at another supermarket.

We got home and Kim made dinner. We had fried chicken with noodles and vegetables.

We ate and spoke with our housemate and had a beer.

We watched an episode of TV then played some fortnite. Whilst we were playing fortnite, we heard some bang noises and there was a lot of really nice fireworks, so we watched for a while.

Kim is off work tomorrow!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 136: Auckland – Cables

Kim’s Day;

Today Kim started late again but she was up shortly after Curtis left as she took a friends daughter to school.
Kim then came back and made the same breakfast as the day before and it was delicious!

Kim then headed into work and was working in the restaurant. When she got in she had a meeting about an upcoming seven she is hosting. The meeting lasted roughly and hour and it was great to iron out the last few details of the function. Kim has agreed to follow up and confirm in an email tomorrow.

Kim saw a cute, happy dog today, too!

Kim then spent the evening behind the bar. It was a nice and fun shift because there was a jazz band playing.

Kim was able to shut early as throughout the evening they had set up for breakfast. By the time the owner walked in everything had been shut down and cleaned.

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis was able to have a nice hot shower this morning!

Curtis drove to work and was there for a couple of hours before he needed to drive to a client. This was a client Curtis hadn’t been to before and it was about a 30 minute drive from work.

Curtis got to the client and started by making some network cables, which he hasn’t done for a few years! It took a while but with the help of the client he got the cables created.

Curtis then configured 2 wireless access points and set them up for use on the network but one of the network cables (which runs through the floor) wasn’t working, so that is where the day ended and Curtis will more than likely need to go back once it is all sorted and complete the job.

Curtis drove home at around 16:00 as he didn’t have any lunch and got home at 16:30.

Curtis made dinner once he got home. He had the same as yesterday because the chicken needed to be used. He didn’t cook it as well as yesterday but it was still quite good.

Curtis then waited for Kim to come home.

Both of us;

Kim got home and made Curtis a hot toddy for his sore throat because she is lovely!

Kim had a wine and we watched some TV. We then had some ice cream with cookies and chocolate and watched another TV show before heading to bed.

Kim is working in the morning and Curtis is going to another client but hopefully only for about 3 hours!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale