Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 316: Vancouver, BC – Ice Cream & Park

Family Chat

Kim had a chat with her sister and mum quickly and then got ready for the day.

Ice Cream

Kim drove out to New Westminster to have a distanced meet up with a friend!

They went to an ice cream parlour and Kim got 2 scoops, salted caramel & chocolate, both of which were delicious and the ice cream was very cheap, too!

Kim sat in a park with her friend for a long while, just chatting and catching up on things they haven’t chatted about for a while.

Sweet Chilli Potato Wedges

Once Kim got back, Curtis went out to the pharmacy nearby and bought a ceasar salad kit to go with out dinner and then we did a few housekeeping things around the apartment.

We then made sweet chilli potato wedges and had the ceasar salad as a side and it was a perfect meal! Exactly what we were thinking about.

We watched Jimmy O Yang’s Amazon Original standup special whilst we ate, followed by a bit more TV.

Kim had her Sunday bath and relaxed and then we headed to bed ready to start a new week!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 287: Vancouver, BC – NASA/SpaceX Launch!

We woke up at a respectful 10:30 and had a spot of breakfast. We had cheese and egg toasties which were delicious!

We watched a bit of TV and YouTube videos and then the NASA and SpaceX launch!

We then got showered.

We still need to hand over the keys for our old place and do the final check over, but we’re waiting for our former landlord to confirm when, so we expected we may have had to do that today.

The weather was terrible today, so that was another excuse to no do anything!

We played some Xbox games and watched some TV but then thought we should play some VR as we haven’t done for a while!

We have a much better area here and we can move furniture easier too, so that means we have more space!

We had great fun playing VR again but then got hungry. We had the leftover coconut rice from yesterday’s curry and our homemade chicken chili.

We watched The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which we enjoyed but it was a little long and a little slow.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 249 – Vancouver, BC – Quarantine Wine & Cheese

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had such a busy morning!

This morning went so fast and it was already lunchtime which was crazy.

Curtis did some tickets and then did an onboard, which took up a lot of time.

Just before lunch, Curtis got introduced to a new account executive for a vendor.

We had some soup for lunch and then in the afternoon Curtis did some admin and tickets.

Kim’s Day

Today Kim hosted the mid week catch up before the company wide meeting. During the social talk, only two people joined and they mainly had a chat, which was great as it meant Kim could get some other things ready for her day.

After the big meeting Kim helped some people in the UK with some logistics stuff. They were sending stuff from the office to people and Kim helped!

Kim then had a catch up with her colleague, it was meant to be for an hour, but it went on for at least two! They went over all the plans for the office space, events coming up and everything in between. While everyone is out of the office Kim will go in to move things around, not annoy everyone and be totally unbothered, it will be amazing!

When the meeting finished Kim went straight into hosting a mini game that she named ‘Who Are You?’ People are given controversial questions like which type of peanut butter do you prefer? And the answer options would be crunchy or smooth. Then there would be a time after where people can fight ans argue about why their answer was right and other people were wrong. It went exactly how Kim had hoped it would and people had so much fun!

Kim then spent the rest of the afternoon writing down points of interest in two documents she needs to write up.

Shopping

We drove up to the shop and went to Home Depot first.

Kim wanted to get some pots and soil for her herbs.

We managed to find pots, but they were sold out of soil, but we got the pots anyway.

We left here and took the stuff back to the car and then queued up for the supermarket.

We ended up doing a pretty big and expensive shop, but that should last us for another 10 days or so, and we even managed to get some toilet paper!

We got back home and had cheese and wine for dinner, because why not?

We played some need for speed, some VR and watched some TV.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 248: Vancouver, BC – All New Games!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had another couple of computer checkups planned for the day today, so he got those done in the morning, as well as his team meeting.

Curtis did some other tickets and then at 12:00, he was meant to have another checkup but the person had to reschedule, so he didn’t do it.

After lunch, Curtis had a lot of tickets to do and then he hopped on a zoom call with someone who needed some urgent assistance freeing up some space on their laptop.

Curtis got some training in and helped Kim a little with a spreadsheet and then that was his day done!

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by joining a game of cribbage, this time it was one she was meant to be in, so that was great! It was good fun and we lost again, unsurprisingly!

Just before the game Kim got the go ahead on a few things for getting the office in a good position for when people are heading back in again, which is great. As a result, Kim has a few mini projects that will keep her busy. She sent a bit of information to her manager and is awaiting a response on a few things. Kim also set up a meeting with her colleague, where they can go over anything and everything!

For the rest of the morning Kim made her Taboo game, she popped into the office the other day to pick up the game so she could copy the words from the cards into the game. It saved kim trawling the internet and thinking some up!

At 1 Kim hosted taboo and it was so much fun! There were just two players, but they did enjoy it. Kim ended up ditching the timer and letting people just work through 8 words and phrases each.

In the afternoon Kim spent a little time finding and chasing for invoices. She also made a tracker for winners of competitions to go on the Wiki!

All New Games!

We did our workout and then had an easy dinner.

Once we were done with our food, kim spoke with a friend from pole and then we watched a bit of TV and then Curtis was able to download some new games on the Oculus Quest!

We played some SuperHot VR again and then we did that and watched some more TV and then headed to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 243: Vancouver, BC – VR Is Fun!

So Many Dogs!

Kim was very happy that when we went for our walk, there were a lot of dogs to look at!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a busy day!

His morning started pretty quiet, but then after his team meeting, he had quite a bit to do, but in a good way.

He had to schedule computer checkups with people, so he did that for most of the morning and did a lot of tickets that came in too.

In the afternoon, Curtis did a lot of tickets and scheduled some more people for checkups.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a company wide meeting again in the morning. After, she spent the rest of her morning reviewing a policy and making notes on it. During this she joined in on yoga. Kim wasn’t feeling yoga today but was so glad she did it at the end, it really broke up her day. After yoga Kim did another check of the document and her notes and wrote up an email to go with it to send it back to her colleague.

Just after lunch Kim joined a quick call about the rewards and awards for the social events that are happening and how that will all work. After this she drew up a new Wiki page where she will store all the information! She didn’t manage to put the info on there, but she was able to make a few notes for her to come back to.

Kim then spent the rest of her afternoon working in her next quiz. The now theme is 00’s until now and its a pub quiz. She will have one question per year per category and its coming together really nicely.

More VR!

We did our workout and then Kim made a chicken stir-fry which was really tasty! We watched a quick TV show during that and then played more VR!

It turns out that VR is pretty fun!

We played some Wizard game, which was alright, but then we played a space station game, which you get to go around the space station with zero-gravity. This was amazing and actually felt like you had no gravity! It was a little odd and actually made us feel a little sick.

Curtis played a demo for Creed, the boxing game/film, and that was actually pretty realistic and difficult, which is good but made him feel a little odd too!

We stopped after this to regain our brains and then watched some more TV before sleeping.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 242: Vancouver, BC – Oculus Quest VR!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis started work and did a few tickets.

He then had an offboard to do and his team meeting, followed by more tickets in the morning.

A lot of the afternoon was admin work.

At around the perfect time for Curtis to finish work, a delivery came for him and it was the Oculus Quest VR headset he had been waiting for, which was expected until Monday!

Curtis got this setup right away and gave it a test run…he really enjoyed it, but had to stop as it was time for a walk!

Kim’s Day

Kim held the midweek catch up and had a great chat with a few people, it was really lovely. Straight after that, Kim had the Health and Safety committee meeting.

Funnily enough there were no office walks or first aid incidents to be reported! It was great to speak to the committee and see if they have any thoughts on how we are doing safety wise and open the floor up for people to air concerns about day to day in the current situation. Kim also mentioned that some first aid guidelines have changed and sent out some information after the call.

Kim then spent most of the rest of the morning sending out messages and drafting up invites and emails. She complied a list of some useful YouTube channels for people to show their kids for education purposes.

After lunch Kim had her 1:1 and it was great to get guidance on a few things and have a general catch up! She followed up this meeting by stating a new wiki page about ergonomics and mindfulness at home, she will have a page outlining good working at home exercise and provide people with good resources on how to stay active and keep an eye on their mental health too.
Kim then had a donut date with someone from the office, in this time it is really good that people are able to connect so easily and just have a chat.

Kim started making plans for emails that she will have to send out when she gets back in the office, while doing so she realised it would be easier to make an info sheet that outlines all the things she needs to tell people. So she drafted it up and will send it on to IT for their input after!

Walk & VR-ing

Once Kim was done with her exercise, we went out for a walk.

It was far too busy, but nice to get outside.

We got back home and made some rice to go with the veggie chilli Kim made yesterday and ate that whilst watching some TV.

After this, we played VR together for the first time and we LOVED it. So glad we have that, now we are in self isolation.

We did that for a while and then watched a little TV before sleeping.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale