Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 871: Vancouver, BC – We’ve Moved!

Wake Up

We woke up at 07:45 and got ourselves and the boxes ready for the move!

We didn’t have any breakfast as we weren’t hungry, but we drank some water and a redbull and we were ready.

The Move

The movers actually arrived at 08:45 instead of 09:00, so that was good for us! They were able to get setup before the elevator could be locked.

Luckily, we had done a lot for them and it was nice and straight forward for them.

Whilst they were moving our stuff, we cleaned the old apartment and got that all at a good level.

They finished packing up into the truck and we headed over to the new apartment and got the movers a coffee just before the started unloading at the other end.

The unloading was even quicker and we were done by 11:10, leaving us more than enough time to finish cleaning the old place and then bringing over a few remaining items.

The only hiccup on the day was coffee we had in the fridge spilling all over Kim and a few of our cold items as it was in a bag with other items. Other than that, flawless.

Lunch & The ‘unpacking’

We got hungry, so we took a lunch break and got a sandwich from JJ Bean, where Curtis also bought some coffee beans to tide him over for a bit and due to buying beans, he got a free coffee!

We headed back to the new apartment and ate our lunch whilst relaxing, then got unpacking.

Curtis got some of the kitchenware unpacked and then setup his office! He is pretty excited to have an office, which is awesome. He was then able to watch hockey, though using phone data, whilst waiting for the internet technician to arrive and setup our new internet service.

Internet Setup & Pizza

The technician arrived early and we were able to get online at a good time!

Once we got online, we got everything setup and connected, then once hockey finished Curtis went to collect a pizza for us to eat and Kim got some beers to celebrate the move.

We ate pizza, relaxed on our large sofa and unpacked as much as we could be bothered to do.

Tonight we get to sleep in what Kim has coined ‘the dungeon bedroom’ as it has no windows and should be perfectly dark, just how Kim likes it.

Back to work tomorrow, but we’re both able to work for separate rooms!

We’ll have photos/videos soon of the apartment, once we get it all setup and ready.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 862: Vancouver, BC – Another Desk & Beautiful Day

Family Chat

Kim’s family wanted a chat, so after breakfast we got ready and had a chat with them for an hour and a bit before we had to head out.

Another Desk

We picked up a desk we had seen a while ago which we are going to use for Curtis’ office in the new apartment.

We got that and it wasn’t too far from our new apartment so we walked over to pick it up and walked it to the new place.

We dropped it off and then went for a nice long walk.

Beautiful Day

The weather was beautiful today, nice and sunny but not too hot, so perfect to be outside, which clearly everyone else thought the same as it was busy outside!

We got a coffee for Curtis and then went to get Kim and ice cream. Whilst we waited in the queue for that, we saw subway had ‘potato bun’ snack sandwiches, so we got one those each, too.

We had a really nice long walk to the beach, keeping out of the way of everyone and just really enjoyed the weather.

Hockey & More Furniture Shopping

We got back home and Curtis watched the Leafs game and during that, Kim went out to Homesense to take a look at some other bits of furniture we may need for the new place.

She managed to find a small stool which also has storage that we can use at the entrance to store shoes and to sit on, because why not.

Kim took that over to the new apartment and also a chair from home as she will be at the new apartment tomorrow for some of the day waiting for the new sofa to be delivered!

Sweet Chicken Thighs

We had sweet chicken thighs for dinner along with some more potato salad.

We then relaxed for a bit together and Kim had a nice relaxing bath before heading to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 861: Vancouver, BC – No Sofa For Us

FedEx

We woke up and had some cereal for breakfast and then got ourselves ready.

Kim went out to FedEx once she was ready to get a laptop shipped out, but it was closed so she was unable to do that.

Once she got back, we relaxed a little and then went out to the new apartment to wait for a delivery of a sofa we had spoken about with someone.

Sofa

Once the sofa arrived, we noticed it was a different colour to the photos and there was some damage. We then decided we didn’t want it, so we gave it back and had to start the search again!

Games & Ordering A Sofa

We stopped at a shop on the way home and got some things for dinner and then played a bunch of games.

We then looked for more sofas online, but we couldn’t find anything we liked or anything for delivery, so we decided we would just buy one from IKEA. That should get delivered on Monday!

Chicken Burgers & Shopping

We had chicken burgers for dinner wit homemade potato salad and then we went to take out the recycling, as well as head to the shop for our weekly shop. This is our last one of those for this apartment!

We got back home and chilled out for the rest of our Saturday night. We have one thing to do tomorrow and then we think we are going to start packing things up.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 856: Vancouver, BC – We Have The Keys!

Curtis’ Morning

Curtis had a 09:00 IT orientation with someone which went well, and then he got some work done before he had a team meeting for 1 hour.

New Apartment!

After the meeting, we both went to get the keys to the new apartment! We also did an inspection and asked a few questions etc to our new landlord.

We now have the keys and could start moving a few things there, if we like, which is exciting!

We got back home and had some lunch and then got back on with working.

Curtis’ Afternoon

Curtis had another team meeting about projects and then he got some accounts setup for a new user.

Once that was done, it was the end of the busy work day!

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lovely slower morning where she was able to prepare for the week. She then had her weekly team meeting where they planned their projects for the next few weeks.

Once she got back from picking up the keys to the new apartment and had lunch Kim did a little admin before joining an call about rolling out a project Kim had been working on for the past few months. The call was with a vendor and went over how it will be implemented. It was great!

She then worked on booking interviews and updating job descriptions.

Evening

Curtis watched hockey and Kim finished up some work and then we had sausages and mash for dinner!

We ate and watched some TV as well as discussed which things we might start taking over to the new apartment.

We went back to the new apartment after dinner to take over the desk we bought. It was so nice and quiet and the elevators were no issue at all, unlike our current place.

We then went to the liquor store and bought some prosecco and a few other bits as it’s our 10 year anniversary tomorrow!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 274: Vancouver, BC – Checking Out The New Neighbourhood

We woke up and had some french toast for breakfast and then we got ready for the day.

After we were ready, we spoke with Kim’s family and gave them a little tour of our apartment, even though it is not ready yet!

We finished the call, had a quick snack and then went out to walk around and explore our new neighbourhood. There seemed to be some cool places around and we even found an open Starbucks, so we got our first Starbucks in months!

We then walked back home and relaxed for a while, as well as looking at beds and other things for the apartment.

We then got hungry, so decided to make pizza!

We had a pizza dough already, so it was a case of just getting the topping sorted. We went with mushrooms, cheese (cheddar & mozzarella), red onion and sweetcorn!

The pizza was pretty tasty, though we don’t think it was enough for 2 people.

We watched the film Prospect whilst we ate dinner.

We had some cookies and other snacks throughout the evening and just generally did very little.

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 271: Vancouver, BC – We Moved!

We were up at a fairly good time to get the apartment ready for moving as best we could.

We walked up to Home Depot to get a few things we needed and then went to pickup our U-Haul.

We got to the U-Haul place but our self pickup wasn’t working so we had to call support for them to assist.

We eventually got our van and drove back to our apartment to pickup the sofa.

We had to sell the sofa as it was too big, so we took it to the buyer!

We then went from there out to Burnaby where we picked up a new, smaller, vintage sofa which is super comfy!

We then drove back to the apartment and loaded as much as could into the van.

We drove to our new apartment and parked in the loading bay and got unloading!

It took us quite a bit of time, but that was the bulk of the items in.

Unfortunately, our bed cannot be dismantled enough and we don’t think it will fit into any transport easily or fit in the elevator! We therefore left the bed at the old place (which we still technically occupy for the next couple of weeks) and we will be sleeping on mattress until we can get a new bed frame.

We had to go back and get another load of items and load those into the new apartment.

We then took the U-Haul back and went and got the car to do a couple of smaller rounds of deliveries.

In total, it took us around 8/9 hours to get it all in!

We then started unpacking and Curtis plugged in the WiFi router, but it didn’t seem to work! After doing some testing for a while, it definitely didn’t work so he contacted the company and they will come and fix tomorrow between 13:00-15:00, so no work for Curtis until it is fixed tomorrow.

We got a lot of stuff unpacked but then got very hungry, at 22:00, so walked to our favourite pizza place (it’s about a 5 minute walk now, so very dangerous!) And got some pizza and had that with some wine.

We got the bed (mattress) made and finished our wine whilst getting a few other things packed, but we were so tired so just had to sleep.

We can show off the apartment tomorrow when we get it all unpacked, but we really like it so far!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale