Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 892: Vancouver, BC – Ooo, New Hair!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a pretty quiet day overall, mostly just dealing with tickets and a few messages from people.

He did have a meeting with his manager to go over a new setup and process for onboards, which was very productive.

Once that was done, it was basically lunch time and then after lunch it was more tickets and a little bit of admin.

Overall it was a pretty quiet day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazy morning and then popped out to get her hair cut! She also picked up some more hair care products while she was there and popped to homesense on the way home to pick up a few more things to help organise the kitchen.

Once she was home Kim relaxed for a bit before joining a quick meeting to catch her manager up on a few things. She then had lunch before joining a post interview chat.

Kim went from that meeting into an interview. After the review of the interview she joined couple of other hiring managers to review candidates in the pipeline.

Evening

We had some nice Mexican chicken salad for dinner and then we relaxed for the evening.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 890: Vancouver, BC – Homemade Cappuccinos

Cappucinos

For breakfast, we had croissants we bought yesterday, but also homemade cappuccinos which were delicious!

Kim is excellent at steaming the milk correctly, so we really enjoyed our fancy coffee for the morning.

Longer Walk Than Normal

We had no plans today and the weather was lovely, so we went for a nice long walk. W

We walked down the seawall, as usual, but we also went through to 2 different beaches and through the park, which was less busy, beautiful and just overall very nice!

Thai Green Curry

We did a bit of housework once we got back home and then made a chicken Thai green curry! It was delicious though we do like it a little spicier.

Bath

Kim had her usual weekly bath in the evening and then we relaxed together. Kim is off work for the week, so she is excited to relax a little, though she will likely do some work still.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 884: Vancouver, BC – SPUD

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a first day IT orientation at 09:00 and the person was very lovely!

Shortly after, Curtis had a team meeting followed by helping someone get their computer working as it should.

Curtis had yet another meeting with his team, then lunch, then he had a project to get done. That project only ended up taking 45 minutes which was excellent!

The rest of the afternoon was admin, tickets and also getting another computer working correctly for someone.

Curtis played some games whilst Kim had her evening meeting and then went up to the shop to get some chicken. We had received an order from spud.ca today, which is a very environmentally friendly supermarket that delivers (we had a discount code, so thought we’d try!) But the chicken was frozen and we needed some for tonight, so Curtis went to get some.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her week with a team meeting to get updates and see if anyone in the team needs help with any projects. She then joined a recruitment meeting to discuss a couple of roles that are open and the next steps for them.

In the afternoon Kim had an interview and she joined the review after to discuss what is happening next and how it went. They also discussed a small event that will be happening.

She then went on to update some paperwork with a couple of colleagues. To end the day Kim caught up with a couple of hiring managers to review the candidates who have applied for roles. It was a productive and fun evening!

Evening

For dinner, we had lemon pesto couscous with chicken & vegetables. Delicious! It was another recipe we kept from our Hello Fresh box a while ago.

We ate that and watched some TV together for the evening.


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 877: Vancouver, BC – Only Salads Now

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had to continue with some work from last week and that was very puzzling and took him and a colleague a lot of the day to figure out but they got there in the end.

Along with that, Curtis also had a team meeting and did some tickets, as well as setting up accounts for new hire.

All in all, a very busy day that actually ended a little late for Curtis, which hasn’t happened in a while!

After work, he played some games and got some things done around the apartment.

Kim’s Day

Kim started the day with a little admin to prepare for the week before having a team meeting. Everyone gave updated and then Kim worked with a colleague to set a few benefits things up. She then had a little break where she added more information and options to the HR system.

Just after midday Kim joined a benefits info session and then went over a software with IT. Kim then joined an interview and had a quick chat after to discuss the candidate and next steps.

She ended the day with another mini team meeting to discuss a software and how we will implement it.

Evening

Kim had an appointment in the evening and after Kim had her appointment, she made a really nice chicken Santa Fe salad which was really liked. It’s back to salad time now, as it’s getting warmer outside. Delicious, healthy and easy!

We relaxed together and watched some TV, both of us had busy days and we enjoyed chilling together.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 864: Vancouver, BC – Sofa Is Built & Registered For Vaccine!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis went to the office in the morning and had to setup 2 laptops, as well as find equipment to send out to the new hires.

The office is running low on equipment before they get an order, so finding some items was a bit of a challenge.

Curtis finished that up at about 12:00 and then did some tickets whilst he waited for someone to arrive to collect a monitor.

Once that person was gone, Curtis had a meeting with a colleague to discuss a process and then once he was done with that meeting, he walked home and had some lunch.

After lunch, he had to generate some reports for someone and had some tickets to deal with which took him nicely to the end of the day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a day full of back to back meetings and interviews! In the morning Kim had her team meeting to go over the plan for the week. She went from this into an interview, then straight into the weekly meeting and then into a second interview. She then had a meeting with the hiring managers to discuss the interviews. It was a really productive and interesting morning!

To start the afternoon Kim had a meeting about planning and next steps for a project. It was so interesting and it turns out Kim was approaching it all the wrong way, she learnt so much!

For a good chunk of the afternoon Kim worked with her teammate on setting up interviews and sending out paperwork. She then had a chat with another teammate before heading out to the new apartment to continue building the sofa. She also had a great chat with a friend while she did the final bits to the sofa.

Sofa Is Built & Registered For Vaccine!

Before work this morning, we registered for our notification to get a vaccine! We don’t get a vaccine for a while, but a new registration site went live so you can get instructions and a code for when you can get a vaccine.

This makes it feel just that little bit closer!

After work, Kim went over to the apartment to complete the sofa as the items we were missing arrived in the mail and we now have a constructed sofa, which is great.

Kim chatted with a friend after that and then headed back to our current apartment so we could have some dinner.

We ate delicious lemon chicken!

We got notice that there will be a viewing tomorrow, which is the first one with the new owners. We’ve been enjoying not having any, and our final week is the worst possible time, but what can we do. That’ll be happening tomorrow evening but maybe we get out for an evening walk.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 863: Vancouver, BC – New Sofa & Built All The Things

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a chat with a new starter in the morning and then after that it was tickets, tickets, tickets!

In among those, he did manage to setup accounts for 2 new hires, ready to go to the office and get equipment setup for them.

The afternoon was also full of tickets and people messaging Curtis to ask for things. Some people from his team were off today, so it was certainly a busy day but a good one, for sure!

Kim’s Day

Kim started the day by dropping off the laptop at FedEx and then she went off to get some lunch from Tacofino.

Once she got her lunch, IKEA called saying they would be early, so she headed over to the new apartment and received the delivery of our new sofa!

Kim then spent a lot of the day building things, but also went to Homesense and bought a replacement ottoman for the one she bought yesterday as it was nicer.

She built both desks and most of the sofa, but has to wait for the cover to arrive tomorrow.

Kim finished up fairly late in the day and then went over to be outside her friend’s house to help train the dog to react better to strangers outside the house.

Kim then returned the ottoman she got yesterday and also found a bunch of items she has been looking for so that was successful!

Kim then drove back home and was home around 21:00, which was right before the hockey game was finishing.

Evening

Curtis watched hockey fairly late in the evening and once that was done, we had some chicken wraps and potato salad for dinner.

We watched some TV and we were relishing in the fact that a lot of stuff is done for the move now. Just got to pack up our small things here and dismantle the bed and then the movers’ll do the rest. Nice and easy.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 580: Vancouver, BC – Fixing A Toilet

Curtis’ Day

Curtis went right to the office when he was ready so he could get a laptop setup and equipment sent out.

It took very little time to get the equipment together as the person didn’t want too much, but it did take time to get the laptop setup, but was able to do that and get home for around 12:15.

Once he was home, he was being asked some questions about how to do something so he had to take a look at how to do that and then it was lunch time.

After lunch, Curtis had some more tickets to do as well as an offboard which ended up taking a while.

During this time, we had a plumber come and replace a seal on the toilet. The new owner of the apartment found out that others in the building are having an issue with the toilet seals, so they thought it would be best to get it replaced.

Once that was done, Curtis finished up the offboard and was done for the day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a busy day today! She started with a HR heavy morning with an interview, meeting about recruitment and onboarding a new starter. She then presented at the weekly meeting too.

The busy morning continued with a project meeting and then a surprise meeting with another colleague after where they went over a few things they have been working on.

In the afternoon Kim had many more meeting from a catch up with a teammate, a call with IT and a call with a couple of the executive team to discuss some projects. To finish the day Kim worked on contracts, job descriptions and reviewing candidates.

Evening

We sat and ate some chicken pasta fairly late into the evening and we watched ourselves some more Drive To Survive. We’re close to finishing the most recent season which is a shame!

We watched some other TV and then headed to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 579: Vancouver, BC – Technology Is Annoying, Sometimes!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a team meeting at 10:30, but before that he had a lot of tickets and emails from people.

After the successful team meeting, Curtis created accounts and setup other things for a new onboard and then had some lunch.

After lunch, there were many more tickets to get done and that took Curtis nicely to the end of the day.

After work, Curtis’ phone was being a pain and he tried everything to get it working but just couldn’t get it to work properly.

Eventually, he was able to ask on a forum and they were able to help him get it working, which was a relief.

Kim’s Day

To get ready for this week Kim took some time to finalise some meetings and made a few plans. She then joined the team meeting to discuss the work that is going on over the next couple of weeks and the projects that she is handing over to her teammates. This meeting went on for an extra hour, which was a surprise, but a lot of good plans came out of it, which was wonderful!

In the early afternoon Kim had a chat with a couple of people to discuss how the interview they were all attending. Then they all went into the interview and Kim took notes!

Once Kim was back from lunch she started getting a few things done and then had a call with her manager, which ended up being a call with the whole executive team and then they all joined another surprise call to go over a project! It was a really interesting afternoon!

For the late afternoon Kim worked on contracts!

Evening

Kim made chicken burgers, that she made before from scratch, and they were just as good as they were last time!

We ate that and then chilled out watching TV for the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 573: Vancouver, BC – More Courier Woes!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had some tickets and other work to get done in the morning, including some admin for someone going on parental leave.

Once he did that he had his Norwegian lesson, which seems to go better and better each time!

Curtis was meant to have a meeting in the afternoon but that got cancelled, so Curtis got a lot of tickets done which was great! A very productive day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a day full of meetings today! She started off with some admin and getting things set up for the next few weeks before joining and presenting in the weekly meeting.

She then facilitated a project meeting, it was so productive and interesting. Kim then joined a call to discuss potentially working with a vendor in regards to training. That meeting also went well and Kim is excited to see what the next steps are.

In the afternoon Kim hosted a procurement meeting to discuss how the process should work and then Kim joined a meeting to go over how an interview went during the day.

She finished the day by calling FedEx to get an update in regards to a delivery. It wasn’t great news and Kim found out the delivery would be attempted again the following day.

Kim then did a little more admin and ticked a few things off of her list.

Evening

Kim popped out to get a few things from the shop for dinner and we had a Santa Fe salad for dinner with spicy chicken which was excellent!

We played games and watched TV for the rest of the evening. The days seem so long now that daylight savings is in effect.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 570: Vancouver, BC – It’s Spring!

We had a really great sleep last night and didn’t even sleep in that long this morning.

We had a lazy morning, had some pancakes for breakfast and got ready slowly.

We went out in the beautiful spring weather for a walk, but it seemed that everyone else had the same idea!

The restrictions has changed a bit here in Vancouver, people can now meet up to 10 people (the same 10 people each time) outside (masked and distanced), so there were quite a few groups out doing that.

We walked for a while and actually didn’t get a coffee, instead we got a soft drink from a shop as it was a fairly warm day out and we wanted something cold and refreshing.

We walked back home and waited for the elevator which took a while.

We got back up and Curtis watched hockey. Kim went out to get a snack from Tacfino as she was a little hungry and she watched the rest of the original Mulan film.

After hockey, Kim had a little nap and then we went to the supermarket to do a small shop.

We made some chicken wraps for dinner when we got home and had a relaxing rest of the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale