Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 859: Vancouver, BC – Official Promotion!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis’ day was mostly getting tickets done as well as ordering some equipment for the office and also some licenses.

He did have one meeting in the afternoon which was nice and quick and then continued with some admin and tickets.

Kim’s Day

Kim got her official promotion to Operations Manager today!

After completing some admin in the morning Kim joined a meeting to discuss candidates who have applied for jobs. She then joined an interview and then had a catch up with the recruitment team she works with before joining the weekly recruitment meeting.

In the afternoon Kim joined another interview and then had a meeting to discuss the candidates and next steps with a few positions and candidates.

She then had a quick call with her family and it was so nice to say hello and catch up!

For the rest of the evening Kim worked through some paperwork and finalised a few things before hosting another games night. It was so much fun and everyone really managed to laugh and just enjoy the evening!


After Kim had her fun evening, she made egg fried rice and we ate that whilst relaxing for the remainder of the night.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 540: Vancouver, BC – 4 Year Wedding Anniversary!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis started the day with a company wide meeting. This meeting was really good as the company went over information regarding the last year, so it was interesting!

After that, he did some tickets and some research and then had a meeting in which he gathered requirements to see if he could help fix a current shortcoming for someone. Luckily, it seems there may be a solution which is excellent!

Once that meeting was done, Curtis had some lunch and then another meeting, this time to plan out for a project a little as well as learn about a tool that can be used to help with that planning, which relates specifically to the software the project is for.

Once the meeting was done, Curtis had a bit more work to do and then he did his Norwegian homework once he was done.

Kim’s Day

In the morning Kim managed to finish off the quiz have a quick call and send out emails and invites before joining a call with a potential new starter. Then Kim went in an co-hosted an interview that went really well!

After the interview Kim hosted a party for the company! They did another quiz, but this time it was about the employees and facts about them. It was so fun!

After the party Kim joined the weekly HR call and after that Kim joined another call to take notes and it was extremely interesting.


It is our 4 year wedding anniversary today!

We obviously can’t do anything to celebrate really, but we made egg friend rice with lemon chicken and had some drinks to celebrate!

We watched some TV together and just relaxed. Kim has had a busy week, so she made sure to stop working and relax.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 497: Vancouver, BC – Rainfall Warning

Today we planned to be up at a decent time, but we didn’t sleep too great so we slept in a little.

We woke up and had some breakfast and watched a bit of TV.

We eventually went out and got a coffee from somewhere we have not been before and it was actually quite nice.

There was a rainfall warning in Vancouver today, so it just rained the entire day, meaning we couldn’t really do anything.

Due to this, we just watched TV and played games.

We had egg fried rice for dinner and we’re still putting off going to the supermarket because we really can’t be bothered!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 396: Vancouver, BC – Sunday

We woke up and spoke with Curtis’ family for an hour or so, which was a really nice catch up.

We had breakfast after this, which was similar to yesterday’s.

We did pretty much nothing for the rest of the day. Played some games, watched some TV shows.

We had some leftovers for dinner from yesterday’s delicious fried rice and then we went down to Dairy Queen to get a blizzard ice cream!

We got back and watched some TV, then Kim had a bath and relaxed.

We finished the evening with a hot chocolate and then headed to bed, ready to go back to doing work again.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 395: Vancouver, BC – We’re Back

We woke up and had a nice big cooked breakfast and watched a bit of TV whilst eating.

We eventually got ourselves ready and made our way out of the apartment to get the weekly shop done.

It turns out, we chose the worst time to do this as there were far too many people and it was awful!

We got back home and then went out to get a coffee.

We came back home and watched some TV, played some games and then Kim made some dinner, which was something homemade which we obviously didn’t have whilst in Whistler!

Kim made egg fried rice with fried chicken which was terrific!

We ate that and watched some TV for the evening. We don’t plan on doing much this weekend, just relaxing from the week just gone.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 290: Vancouver, BC – Storage Room Racing

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had some admin to do at the start of the day and then got a couple of tickets to get done.

Curtis had a team meeting to discuss some projects and then another meeting to discuss returning to work plans.

After lunch, Curtis had another team meeting for a while and then did a few more tickets, followed by his 1 year check up for work!

We did a couple of trips down to the storage locker, both from our apartment and from the car.

When we were there, we did a couple of races up and down the storage area, completely spontaneous and fun! We won one race each, too.

Kim’s Day

Today Kim spent a lot of her day working on the mailing project! She had to call them and she set up two pickups for people.

Mid morning Kim had a time set aside for games, she wasn’t really feeling it but didn’t want to cancel in case people needed the escape so she went ahead. After a few minutes of waiting there was only one other person on the call so they decided to try again next week.

Later in the morning Kim placed an order for a new dishwasher and a replacement for the kitchen tap. The only option for delivery is for 7am on a Saturday, so Kim and her colleague will head in that morning to be on hand if needed.

In the afternoon Kim also spent some time looking into alternative ways to ship within the UK, but has put that aside to take another look tomorrow.


We were hungry right after work, so we put on some rice and played some games whilst waiting for it to cook.

Kim made egg fried rice for dinner and it was very, very good!

We ate that and then watched the film Blockers.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 225: Vancouver, BC – Nice 3.5km Walk

3.5km Walk

We got up and had a relaxed morning, had some toasties for breakfast and watched a bit of TV and then we both got ready for the day.

We sat around and did absolutely nothing for a while and then went out for a walk.

We walked from our apartment to the science center, around it and back up and over the bridge.

Overall, this was a 3.5km walk which took us about 40 minutes.

It felt good but unfortunately no-one was giving the 6ft distance which was a bit irritating.

Need For Speed

We got back home and really wanted to play some need for speed so we did just that!

Time flew so fast and all of a sudden it was time for dinner.

We really wanted fried chicken with egg fried rice, so we made just that!

Chicken Egg Fried Rice

Kim butterflied the chicken and fried them in panko breadcrumbs and then fried them!

Unfortunately, the outside looked amazing but the inside wasn’t cooked, so we chucked them in the oven to cook the inside.

We fried up some veggies with rice we cooked earlier and some egg to make egg fried rice.


We watched the movie Bright with Will Smith.

We didn’t think it was going to be very good, due to the reviews, but we actually really enjoyed it!

We watched a little more TV and then headed to bed, ready to start another work week.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 61: Vancouver, BC – More Apartment Items!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis’ morning started slow with a meeting he had which everyone sat in, spoke about their day and what they did over the weekend and then ended the meeting!

Curtis spent an hour setting up a paired programming station for someone and luckily after testing it, it worked perfectly!

Curtis had a few things to do and then a lot of tickets came in, as well as a request to get a lot of people to upgrade their laptops to the latest update.

Curtis helped one lady twice and was able to resolve her issues.

The afternoon was much of the same with a few tickets coming in but also Curtis had to setup a laptop which is in another office, as well as a new user account.

Curtis left the office at 16:45 as both of us needed to get home at a good time.

Kim’s Day

Kim set up the kitchen for the day and then had her breakfast. She then got on with going through emails and getting ready for the day.

Kim then had the social team meeting and her preparation the day before really paid off as the meeting went really smoothly.

Kim then got back to her desk and spent some time sourcing quotes for catering that will be happening next week.

Then Kim spent the rest of the morning on researching stuff for the office summer party and drafting up the official invite.

She then spent some time looking over and attempting to cross reference things to find the missing information. After searching in all the places she thought the information might be she had to ask for help.

Kim then went over the summer party invite with a colleague and then sent it out.

The rest of the afternoon Kim spent going through the action points from the meeting in the morning. Kim coordinated with managers to see when a social hour would best suit their teams next week and she sent out a message outlining that its clean the beaches week and set up a mini competition to encourage people to head to the beach and pick up rubbish!

More Apartment Stuff!

We got home and waited for a bit and then some people turned up with some items we had bought for the apartment from them!

We got a chest of draws, a sled (weirdly), a lamp and a small entrance table.

We were incredibly hungry so we started to make dinner.

We had egg fried rice using the leftover rice from yesterday and some vegetables. We also had some potstickers with it!

We watched Lucifer as it was at a dramatic point so we had to find out what happened at the end of the series.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale