Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 961: Vancouver, BC – New Glasses!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a quick onboard orientation in the morning and then joined his team to use a new software for 2 weeks!

Curtis had to setup accounts for another new hire and then he got right into a team meeting followed by some project work, which lasted really for most of the day.

After work, Curtis got the remainder of his Norwegian homework completed and thrn played some games whilst waiting for Kim to finish up work.

Curtis’ new glasses arrived today, so he can actually see well again!

Kim’s Day

Kim went to start her day with a meeting just as it got moved. So she was able to get some admin done. She then joined a meeting about a research project that will start over the next week or so.

Around mid morning Kim joined the recruitment meeting that was pushed from earlier in the morning. It was interesting and involved lots of interesting discussions. She then joined three different one week check ins before also having a one month chat. Kim really enjoys interacting with new employees and seeing how things are going.

In the afternoon Kim joined a team meeting before having a quick break for lunch. She then joined another recruitment meeting for a department to see the new roles they may want to hire for over the next 12 months.

Kim then had a a while to get a bit of admin done before she had a chat with a few people about another new role and how one team is likely to look and be shaped over the coming months.

In the evening Kim worked on setting up some laptops. Two worked fine and the final one has been a nightmare. Kim has totally set it up yet it still isn’t working as expected. The plan is currently to leave it overnight and try again in the morning. If that doesn’t work she will have to factory reset and start the whole process again!


We had a delicious dinner! Kim had a mushroom sandwich with caramelised onions and relish whilst Curtis made a steak sandwich with caramelised onions and relish. Delicious! We were still a little hungry after though, so we had some salad.

Kim finished up a bit more work and then we went out for a night walk.

This Time Last Year

Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 180: Vancouver, BC – New Glasses For All! 👓

Curtis’ Day

After Curtis got to work, he got an email stating that his new glasses had shipped! He wasn’t expecting them for a week, so this was great news!

Curtis got his glasses and was very happy with them. He did need to get them slightly adjusted, though.

Curtis did some ticket work and throughout the day he continued trying to do something he was doing on Friday (it still didn’t work).

Curtis also had to do an onboard in the afternoon for someone that starts on Wednesday as they are an urgent temp.

Curtis continued to fight with the thing he couldn’t get to work on Friday and then decided just to log a support ticket with the company instead as that’s far easier.

Kim’s Day

Kim went in early to be sure she was there when the grocery shopping arrived and then it arrived just after 9! At least she had an hour to get things done! She put the shopping away and then continuted working on the floor plan for another office. Kim was really struggling with getting the shapes right, so she ended up copying the floor plan into the drawing thing and copying over it using the tools in the software! It turned out really great!

Kim also worked on some business cards for someone who is in town and tried making a Vancouver 2010 Olympics highlight reel on PowerPoint. After a while she gave up with this idea and then went to make a playlist to find that other people have already done it. So Kim plans to now just use the other already made!

After lunch Kim sorted some paperwork for a course she will be taking in a few weeks and continued on the floor plan. Its coming along nicely and is now at roughly 80% completion, which is great!

After work Kim popped back to the opticians and picked out some glasses!

New Glasses for All!

Curtis met Kim at the optometrist and helped her pick out some glasses. Eventually, we got a pair that looked good and got them ordered.

Right after that, Curtis got his glasses adjusted and away we went! Very successful.

We walked back home right from there.

We watched some TV whilst Kim had something light for dinner and then she went off to training.

Curtis had some sweet chilli chicken with rice and vegetables and played some games whilst also doing some laundry.

Kim got back home fairly late, so we got ready for tomorrow and headed to bed, after a brief bit of TV to relax.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale