Place 72 – Day 157: Vancouver, BC – New Blinds, Towel Rack & Pie!

Curtis’ Day

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

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.

Kim’s Training

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!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 30: Vancouver,BC – Move In Completed!

Table & Chairs

We just had the table and chairs to build today, so after we got ready, Kim got onto that.

Whilst Kim did that, Curtis collated all of the rubbish into the required piles and then took out the paper pile and put it out in the bin.

Once Kim finished the table and one chair, we ate our leftover Chinese food from last night for lunch.

Internet Install

We should have been getting a technician from Shaw cable coming to install internet into the apartment, but we got a call during lunch saying that they would not be able to come today, so it has to be rescheduled.

As we are both new at work, we said we cannot do during the week but settled on tomorrow at between 18:00-20:00, which means Curtis will sort that out after work!

We finished our food and went out to the shops to get some more things. We got a recycling bin, some more cleaning supplies and a very nice cordless vacuum, which Kim is in love with!

We got a coffee from Starbucks whilst we were out, but Curtis had to wait for over 20 minutes for his as they forgot about him!

Last Chair!

We got the remaining chair built whilst the maintainance people for our apartment building installed blinds in our apartment.

We finished that and then everything was built!

First Food Shop

We got our first food shop done, getting a lot of spices and meat as well as sauces.

We bought a lot but it wasn’t too expensive.

Final Touches & Steak!

We got everything in the kitchen cleaned and put away in the correct place as well as figured out locations for everything else.

We vacuumed and got the place looking good! We then moved the sofa and TV to get them both in the perfect place.

We had already taken all the rubbish out and some things to our storage unit, so we were all ready and it was looking and feeling more like a home.

We had steak for dinner, but unfortunately it wasn’t a very good steak. We had great sides with it though and Kim made an incredible sauce, so it was pretty good. It was our first meal at our new table!

Hopefully Shaw come to install our internet tomorrow and then we are sorted. Kim starts work tomorrow too, and we plan to walk to work together!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale