Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 258: Vancouver, BC – Moving Apartments!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a quiet start to the morning, but then got a ticket with a request for 19 people to be offboarded!

This took Curtis about 1.75 hours before he was finished.

After that, Curtis had his daily team meeting.

Curtis did some more tickets and then had a quick lunch with Kim.

Curtis had a very productive meeting to discuss returning to work with other members of the company and make some plans with what was going to happen.

Curtis had a few more tickets to do in the afternoon and then attended the happy hour for the week, which was fun, everyone was figuring out what Muppet they would be!

Kim’s Day

As per usual on a Friday Kim hosted the UK Friday social call. It was great, it was a smaller crowd than usual, but a couple of new faces which is nice!

Kim was meant to have a cribbage game after, but it got rescheduled to next week. She then joined a meeting about events coming up in May and how they work with Mental Health Awareness Month. They worked through which events will happen when and how that ties into the communications that will be going out too.

After that meeting Kim had a call with the CEO for a donut catch up. They had a nice talk about VR, the course Kim went on and the plan for the Christmas parties.

Kim had a little time after that meeting and the next social call so she worked on setting up some of the events and drafting up the invites for them. On the east coast social call, there were many new faces again! It was great to just laugh and have a chat with everyone from over there.

After a quick lunch Kim had a team meeting that was a follow on from the meeting last week. Kim then spent the afternoon working on things from the meeting. She finished the day by joining the west coast chat and that was fun!

Moving Apartments!

Today was the last day we have to decide if we will extend out lease, which ends at the end of May.

To help decide this, we went to take a look at an apartment we had seen online.

We went and had a look and it was a lot smaller than what we have and not massively great, either.

This made the decision difficult, but we had to discuss it further.

We got back home and ordered a curry and whilst waiting for that, we did our workout.

We ate our curry and then eventually made our decision that we would move out of this apartment!

We looked at a few apartments and booked some viewings, so we will be busy with that for the near future.

We sat and watched some TV, played some games and that was that.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 252: Vancouver BC – Newly Potted Plants & Cookies!

We woke up pretty late, had some cereal for breakfast, and then watched a bit of YouTube.

After that, we both got ready for the day…very slowly.

Curtis played some games, Kim watched some Babies on Netflix and then chatted with a friend!

After that, Kim went out to buy soil for her plants (she thought she got some before but it was plant food instead!).

Kim got the plants potted and now they have more room to grow and look a lot better!

Kim watched more Babies whilst Curtis played some games and then we made dinner!

We had ginger and lime chicken with leftover coconut rice from last night.

Kim made cookies in the evening, because why not?

We watched some TV, played some games and just had a chill evening.


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 237: Vancouver, BC – Games With Friends

Late Start!

Today was Easter Friday, so it was a day off!

We took advantage of this by sleeping…For a while!

We didn’t wake up until 12:30 and eventually got out of bed at 13:00.

We had cheese toasties for breakfast and watched a bit of TV.

Games With Friends!

We played some games together and then a couple of hours later, Curtis played some games with Espen from Norway!

It was awesome to chat with him and to play some games, too.

During this, Kim watched the show Babies on Netflix.

Curry Time!

Once we were done with those activities, we ordered a curry!

We had our curry and watched the film The Hustle which was an alright film but it was an easy, funny film, to watch.

We finished that film and then watched some more episodes of some of our TV shows, before heading to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 226: Vancouver, BC – 9 Years Together!

Curtis’ Day

We completed our daily morning walk and then Curtis had breakfast, showered and started work.

He had a meeting with his team to go over some project stuff which lasted 1 hour.

After this, Curtis did some tickets and admin and then some project work.

In the afternoon, Curtis had a quick 15 minute call with the whole company to test if Zoom would handle it fine and then he had lunch with Kim.

Once finishing lunch, Curtis had meetings for 1.5 hours and they were productive project meetings!

After those, Curtis got some tickets done and then the day was over.

It went really quick for Curtis!

Kim’s Day

Kim set up the teams for the online cribbage tournament and worked on getting a game set up. She had to updated the template of the invites too!

She then started looking into the process of scheduling for phone screens for a teammate.

As it had been a while since she had helped with that side of things they set up a call so her teammate could explain everything and show her the changes to the website.

Between setting all that up and the meeting Kim joined in with yoga. It was so much fun and another employee had their whole family join in from the UK! It was great!

After the meeting Kim spent most of the afternoon setting up phone screens. She also reached out to a couple of vendors to discuss plans for the next few weeks and months!

9 Years Together!

We have been together for 9 years today! Crazy!

To celebrate, we ordered some pizza, going old school with what we used to do, which was get pizza and watch some TV, so that’s what we did! But we did do some working out and stretches before hand, so it’s not all that bad!


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.

Bright

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 224: Vancouver, BC – Mini Sticks & Quarantine Queues

Staying In

We were up late, around 12:00, and we had some scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast.

We enjoyed that and watched some TV and then eventually got ready to go out.

Mini Sticks & Quarantine Queues

We went out in the early evening to go to the supermarket and to Canadian Tire.

We went to get our weekly shop as well as headed to Canadian Tire for some stick on LED lights, as well as some mini sticks for something fun to do!

We had to queue for a bit of time to get into the supermarket, but that is definitely a good thing!

There was more than enough stuff in there for us to buy, so we got our weekly shop completed.

Curry Leftovers & Uncut Gems

We watched some YouTube whilst we ate leftover curry and then we watched the film Uncut Gems.

The film was a little confusing and we didn’t really know what the point of it was or what it was even about.

Either way, we watched it.

We finished the night with some Need For Speed as well as a couple of small TV shows.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 223: Vancouver, BC – Supporting Local Businesses

Curtis’ Day

After a rainy morning walk on which there were very few people, we got back and Curtis began work.

Curtis had a few meetings today, including one long presentation which lasted 1.5 hours but was very informative and helpful!

Curtis got down to just 3 tickets today which was great, and in the afternoon did some team building with his team and then Friday drinks with people from the office over Zoom.

Kim’s Day

After the company meeting Kim went on and held the UKs weekend windup, it was great! She met someone new and everyone had a great chat!

Kim kept herself busy for a short amount of time before she helped set up a live Cello performance from a fellow employees daughter. It was a beautiful 40 minute set and everyone loved it. It was a perfect escape!

After this Kim picked up a few smaller tasks and worked on her project for a while before jumping on another call to help with the weekend windup for the east coast. For this call we played a game that was online but similar to pictonary and it was hilarious! It was so much fun!

Kim then spent the afternoon sending out updates to everyone, sending out the recorded live stream footage so people can watch whenever they want! She also sent out an invite to a pokemon quiz for next week.

To finish the day Kim had a chat with people from the west coast for a weekend windup. It was so nice to see some faces that she hadn’t seen in weeks!

Supporting Local Businesses

We did our workout which nearly killed us and then Kim did some stretching.

We ordered a curry to support the local business and we got it within 30 minutes!

We chilled out and played some games as well as watching a bit of TV.

We’re looking forward to getting some sleep tomorrow.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 222: Vancouver, BC – So Much Stretching

Curtis’ Day

After we went for our standard morning walk, we both got to working.

Curtis had a lot of meetings during the day, around 4 or so, and all were a mix.

One was for a project, one was the normal daily team meeting and another couple were getting some assistance from team members.

Curtis had a fairly quiet afternoon, but got some tickets done and then did a bit of training in the late afternoon.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day with another company meeting, they are happening every morning other than Mondays!

After the meeting Kim went and took her her to a local ford garage, the power has been dropping mid drive. So its great to get it fixed. On the way back Kim even managed to pick up some toilet paper. So thats now something to get excited about apparently.

When she got back Kim did a little research into stuff like games for people to play and other activities.

On Thursday’s Kim has organised yoga, so she joined in on that.

For the afternoon Kim worked on her little projects, she started making a list of all the vendors, she worked on some stuff for the winter party and she worked on some of the first aid stuff. It was a very successful day!

So Much Stretching!

We finished up with work and then we did our workout! It was a tough one, but we got through it.

We did a bit of stretching after and then Curtis was done, but Kim did another hour or two of stretching!

She did some from an app she has, an hen just as she finished her stretching Kim got a text saying she should join in on an exercise livestream. Tantra, the pole and aerial studio Kim goes to is holding online classes.

The class today was sexy flexy and it was amazing! It was a good stretch class that also leans into the basics of some dance moves. Now Kim usually hates stretching but she loved this class. It was absolutely amazing, interesting stretches and it was fun!

We had the last of our leftovers for dinner and relaxed for the last few hours of the day.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 221: Vancouver, BC – Early Morning Walk

Early Morning Walk

We were up at 07:00 and right out for our morning walk.

Kim had to start work early today, so we made sure we had plenty of time to walk and then get working.

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a productive morning, which was really good and made it go fast!

He had his daily team meeting and then right after had a project meeting for an hour.

After lunch, Curtis had another project meeting for an hour and then then afternoon was pretty quiet.

He did get a message around 16:00 asking for some help, so he jumped on a Zoom call and helped the person out, which was really good.

Kim’s Day

Kim has set up a social call where everyone from all 3 offices can join in so she set that up and facilitated it. It went so well! Everyone relaxed and had a great catch up. Just after this Kim joined the company wide meeting.

She spent most of her morning saving invoices and sorting out communications for things. She invites some people to a progress tracker that she made for people to pick a goal and support each other with it over the coming weeks.

After lunch Kim worked on and completed her quiz! She also had a call with her colleague where she was given a mini project! So thats great!

At the end of the day Kim spent some time trying to work out a charge that had been put on a credit card. she had to reach out to a hotel, and then to people within the office! By the end of it all, the charge was fair, so thats great!

Chilled Evening

We did get some chores done, cleaning down the countertops and getting some vacuuming done.

We had a day off from working out as our app said to do so, so we just had leftovers for dinner instead and watched TV.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale