Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 463: Vancouver, BC – To The Doctor!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a slow day today, but he did some security investigation work and also had a meeting with regards to a project, but that wasn’t very long.

He did some training in the late afternoon which was good and then some tickets.

That was pretty much his day, not much to report on.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a very busy and successful day today! She started by logging in to all the websites she used again. And continuing to set up her new laptop. She also made notes, chased people and updated info for events coming up.

Around midday Kim joined the HR meeting and she even discussed aspects of a new role she wrote the job description for with people. From this Kim went straight into the social lunch where she had a great chat with various people. It was probably the first just casual chat with multiple people that Kim has had at this company and it was really lovely! Everyone is so nice and interesting, its wonderful!

After the social call Kim was out and about for the facilities project. She had a lot of meetings and it all went really well. When she got home Kim wrote up recommendations, updated documents and did a little research.

To The Doctor!

Curtis had a doctor appointment in the evening, so instead of trying to cook before that, we had some pizza for dinner.

Then, we drove out to the doctor so Curtis could get his ear checked out.

It turns out that it seems to be an ear wax blockage!

The doctor cleared the affected one and checked the other and sure enough, that seems blocked too, but not as bad, hence why Curtis hasn’t noticed.

The doctor says Curtis will hopefully see an improvement in a couple of hours, as there’s currently a lot of water in there that will block it now. We shall see! If it doesn’t improve, he’ll need to go back. He also has to use the solution he was using in the other ear so that it stops that one becoming fully blocked.

We left here and picked up an ice cream for Kim from DQ then we headed home.

Kim had to do a bit of work so she did that and then she watched another film she wanted to watch.

We watched a bit of TV together after and then headed to bed.

Curtis is starting an hour later tomorrow and finishing an hour later too, as it is Black Friday so he needs to be able to support for a longer time, and some of his team are working from 06:00.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 462: Vancouver, BC – A New Work Laptop!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis woke up and his ear was blocked again, so no hearing for him!

Curtis had a few meetings today. One of them was a 1 on 1 and then after that he had done lunch.

Once lunch was done, he had a strategic meeting with his team to discuss some plans over the next month or so.

After that, Curtis did some tickets and then the day was done.

Kim’s Day

Kim did a few little admin things before having a chat with a department head to get their thoughts on the facilities project. He agreed with the general plan and is on the same page, which is great. He also mentioned to maybe run a survey to get other peoples opnion. So after the meeting Kim started a survey and she wanted to send it out right away, but she wasn’t 100% happy with it. So she will think about things that should be included and make some changes before she sends it out.

For the rest of the morning Kim did a few small tasks like update a new starter and send over new job descriptions for people to review ahead of tomorrows meeting. Kim and her colleague agreed that they would set up Kim’s current laptop for the new starter and get that sent off in the afternoon. So Kim wiped the laptop and then made the new profiles, added some apps to the laptop and got it set up and ready to ship over.

Kim then went to Apple to pick up a new laptop for herself and then went to Fedex to ship the older laptop to the new starter. Once she got home Kim started to set up her new laptop.

Once it was up and running Kim sent out invites for the first round of the connect four tournament. She wrote up instructions on how it works and then sent out all the invites. As the winter party is fast approaching Kim decided to get started on the quiz part. She would like to make a 20-25 question quiz about winter celebrations, facts and sports.

Just before she finished for the day Kim had a call about the facilities project. They went over the new requirements and made plans for meetings tomorrow.

Evening

Kim worked fairly late this evening but once she was done, we watched some TV together and had the remaining stew from yesterday.

Curtis tried a few more things to unblock his ear which seemed to work a little, but he has an appointment tomorrow evening to get it checked out.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 460: Vancouver, BC – Where Did The Time Go?

Curtis’ Day

Curtis woke up and his ear was still blocked, so that wasn’t ideal!

Curtis had a meeting in the morning with an external company and someone from his company to try and fix an issue, which they got fixed!

Once he did that, Curtis had a team meeting for about an hour and then jumped into a call with someone to look at an issue they were getting.

Once that was done, Curtis did a bit of work and then had some lunch.

The afternoon was little quieter, but he did get some spam emails blocked and reported and did some tickets and some admin.

Kim’s Day

Kim drew up an email and sent it out to everyone in regards to a charity donation. The plan initially was to have people drop things off in the office and then Kim would take it and do one big donation to a charity on behalf of the company. As that is looking less possible Kim found addresses, times and information for needed items for people to make their own donations.

For some of the morning Kim also worked on the onboarding process. She wrote notes of things she needs more information on and who should be allocated items for new starters.

Around midday Kim worked on moving a few recurring meetings around. She moved the weekly HR meeting forward by half and hour to be able to move the social time to 1pm so more people can join.

In the afternoon Kim put together some information on the provincial nomination process for her company so they know what the next steps are and also have an idea of what they need to do.

Towards the end of the day Kim received new information to go over for the facilities project. So she started going through and adding more notes. Then at 430 Kim had a call she went through each line of the spreadsheet with the person who is helping and sent it over.

After the call Kim made a to do list and some notes for tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Evening

We had leftovers from yesterday’s roast dinner and watched some TV and played some games as usual.

We started watching Alex Rider on Prime Video because the advert looked quite good and it’s based on some books that Curtis read when he was younger.

The time flew today! We both noticed multiple times that the time had just disappeared throughout the day.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 459: Vancouver, BC – What’s Going On EAR Then?

We woke up at a slightly better time today and had some crepes for breakfast.

We slowly got ready for the day and then Kim did a bit of work and some PR related things. She had to do the work as it relates to tomorrow, so it needs to be done before the day begins.

Once that was done, we went out to get some booze and then a coffee after.

We also got some ear solution as Curtis currently has a blocked ear, meaning he can’t really hear out of it, which is a concern! We’re trying the solution and if that doesn’t work, he’ll head to the doctor.

We got home and played some games and did Curtis’ ear solution, which didn’t seem to do anything just yet.

After that, Kim made a really tasty roast dinner!

We watched some TV for the rest of the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 307: Auckland – Doctor Visit

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis was working from home today due to having the doctors right after his work time, meaning he wouldn’t get home in time otherwise.

Curtis’ morning was slow, so he did his usual admin and then did some training for pretty much the whole morning, with a few small cases to do in between.

After lunch, Curtis got a little busier, having the odd thing to do, but again, not a very busy day.

After work, Curtis drove to get Kim from her work so we could go to the doctor.

Both of us;

We got to the doctor and didn’t have to wait too long to go in.

Curtis was going to the doctor as he had an odd ear/jaw pain for the last week so wanted to get it checked. Luckily, the doctor couldn’t see anything bad with the ears, so thinks it may be more of a jaw issue so gave Curtis some jaw exercises to complete and see if that helps.

When we got home, Curtis made some of his excellent rice to go with our leftover fajita meat and sauce.

Once we ate we watched NCIS:LA and some other TV shows and then made lunch and went to bed. Crazy that it’s Wednesday tomorrow already!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale