Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 269: Vancouver, BC – 1 Year in Vancouver!

One Year Here!

We have been living in Vancouver for 1 year as of today! It’s just 269 days as we have had trips elsewhere during our stay, but we moved here this time last year! It’s flown by!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had another slower start to the morning, but did a ticket which took an hour and a lot of project admin during his team meeting.

Once that was done, Curtis went with Kim to clear out the storage locker downstairs and move the majority of it into the car to take to the new apartment.

Curtis spent some time trying to figure something out, but didn’t make much progress, and then went have lunch.

After lunch, Curtis did a few more tickets and then that was the end of the day!

Curtis packed up his remaining clothes, getting ready for moving!

After Curtis packed up, he emptied the dishwasher and played some games.

Kim’s Day

Kim spent the morning catching up on emails. On the way into the office Kim dropped the car off at the new apartment so she can put some stuff into the storage locker after work.

Once Kim got into the office she spent some time organising her desk and getting things ready. She then spent a bit of time reaching out to other people about mailing things.

Kim had reached out to the building to see if they would be able to let her borrow some tools or help Kim out a wire hole through the back of a cabinet. Someone showed up today and was able to sort it out. The drill Kim tried it with last week was not up to the task. It was perfect and Kim spend some time setting up her game station for people to enjoy when they are back in the office.

One of the things that Kim has been putting off is rehoming some of the stationary she has removed from the kitchen cupboards. She started with envelopes and folders and moved those to where the other few envelopes are stored. Giving her more space for the rest of the stuff that she has to put away.

After work Kim went and picked up a wardrobe orgnaised for the new apartment. She then went to empty the car, and being smart Kim decided not to use the elevators and took the stairs to the parking floors. Except she didn’t. What Kim managed to do was get locked in a stairwell because the doors lock after you and cannot be opened from the inside! So she had to call the front desk / security to come and rescue her. After that she decided to bail and just go home. She will empty the car on the move in day.

Getting Packed Up

We got a few more things packed in the evening, but dinner was the priority!

Curtis had some Swedish meatballs and Kim had some chicken sausages, along with potatoes, carrots & peas.

Whilst we were making dinner, 2 police cars and 2 police vans arrived outside our apartment and they were arresting someone on a bike, which was a bit of entertainment!

We watched some TV and did a bit more packing up, and we don’t have too much more to do.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 148: Vancouver, BC – Eventful Evening!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had yet another busy day, but he was able to get something fixed that has not been working for a while now, with regards to the migration he’s working on at the moment, which was a big plus!

Curtis did a lot of that throughout the day, as well as an onboard for someone in Carolina.

Kim’s Day

Kim spent a lot of her morning taking phone calls and getting a few smaller things done. She also started on making a new floorplan for the Vancouver office, as no one has the original of the one currently used.

After lunch, Kim had a meeting with 2 colleagues to go through what the social events in the company will look like going forward. After this meeting they all stayed for another meeting with a different department.

After those Kim spent some more time on the floorplan and then did some detective work to figure out a few charges on cards that we need receipts for.

Eventful Evening!

We went to Sportchek before walking home, to get ourselves some beanie hats to wear whilst skiing, as well as during the cold days, which are certainly coming!

We finished at Sportchek and began to walk home. As we began to do so, a man was shouting in general, but than began to get closer and closer to us. He actually ended up shouting directly at us and he kicked Curtis, lightly, for some reason. We called the police to let them know and they wanted us to wait for them and speak with them about it.

The policeman arrived as we spoke with spoke about the incident. We thought we should let them know about it, just in case.

If that wasn’t enough, when we got home we noticed that Kim had stepped in poop, so we had to deal with that too!

An eventful evening ended, we relaxed and then made a veggie chili con carne which turned out incredibly delicious.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale