Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 313: Vancouver, BC – Printing Signs

Curtis’ Day

Curtis spent the start of the morning fixing a problem that someone had which Curtis spent a bit of time looking at yesterday.

Curtis had to get some computer checkups done after that, so that’s what he did for most of the rest of the morning, as well as some security things.

Curtis’ afternoon was pretty quiet, but he did do some tickets, answer some questions and did some admin.

Kim’s Day

Kim made sure she got into the office early so she could call FedEx in Europe. It was a 45 minute wait but she eventually got through and was able to set up the pickup again. Hopefully it works!

After Kim did some admin she had her 1-1 which was short and sweet, other than all the work the team are doing together, there wasn’t too much to talk about. Kim the had a call another call after this too!

For the rest of the morning Kim printed and started making the signs for the office and she even made some of the signs into stickers! Which is great as she doesn’t have to laminate them.

In the early afternoon Kim joined the return to office call to help field questions that people may have. It will be so nice to see people regularly again!

For the rest of the afternoon Kim worked in cleaning up the office again. They reorganised some marketing stuff, emptied more desks and Kim orgnaised some of the extension cables under the desks. The office is really clearing up and it looks great!


Kim got home fairly late and then went out to get some wine. We needed some for the dinner but also, why not have a glass, too!

We made a veggie spaghetti bolognese and that was really delicious. We watched a comedy show whilst eating.

After eating, we watched some TV.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 169: Vancouver, BC – Goodbye Lunch & No Traction!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a day full of meetings!

The first meeting was his usual daily catch up, followed by a meeting to discuss and learn about a new software the company is trialling. This helped him get some clarity on how it works and what to look out for.

Shortly after that meeting, Curtis had a 1:1 with his new manager. His colleague got promoted to be his manager now, so that’s great! Curtis got to chat about some things he’d like to see and other things.

Curtis then went out for lunch to say goodbye to someone leaving the company.

This person has been at the company for a while and tomorrow is their final day.

Curtis had a blackened chicken burger with fries. It was a lot but it was good!

Curtis got back to the office and had another 1:1, this time with someone else.

After that, Curtis had some ticket work to do and then he looked into ordering some new Macbooks for the office as some more are, or will be, needed.

Curtis left after what felt like a day of just meetings, and met Kim on the way home.

Kim’s Day

Kim spent her day doing two things, orgnaising catering and listening to voicemails.

When she got in she helped set up the breakfast catering and then went over some emails.

During the morning we moved things to the top floor so that the meeting could move up there towards midday. The meeting was meant to be in there for the while day but the elevator to get up there was broken. As they weren’t sure when it would be fixed they decided to keep the meeting on the companys floor so had to go back up to collect everything.

They then set up all of the lunch catering and while they waited for the group to come out and eat kim checked her voicemail. She had messages from back in mid December! So she would intermittently listen to it between people asking for things.
After their lunch Kim helped clear it up and then continuted listening to the messages. Towards the end of the day Kim sent out a FedEx.

No Traction

Kim popped out to the doctors to get a check up for the other recent doctors appointments.

Everything is fine and Kim is all healthy.

On the way home Kim saw cars going around a car with their 4 way lights on. Kim drove down the road and parked before running back up to the car.
It turns out that the lady driving wasn’t able to get traction up a hill. Kim stopped the people coming up the hill and directed the lady about 2 meters back to flatter road where she was able to get traction and head on up the hill.

People need their winter tyres here! Its rains a lot and the roads are steep!

Kim was going to go out to some shops and get stuff done after, but really couldn’t be bothered!

We did some cleaning, had some leftovers for dinner and just watched some TV, binging some shows.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale