Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 175: Vancouver, BC – Project Officially Finished!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work pretty early, and it was good that he did!

The project was now ‘done’, but there were still a lot of questions around it, how to do things, what about this etc.

Curtis spent most of his day doing things around that, but luckily, it seems to be calming down!

Curtis’ team had an important meeting in the afternoon to discuss what projects they will be taking on for the next two weeks.

That means more project work for Curtis, but it’s good because there is a follow on project from the one Curtis just did, so it would be good if he did that one anyway.

The afternoon was spent doing some research, setting up a laptop and doing some more ticket work.

Curtis left work and walked home.

Kim’s Day

Today there was breakfast in the office! Kim got in and it was all set up as a couple of her teammates came in to meet the delivery driver.
Kim grabbed a plate and had a little breakfast.

After this Kim started to clear down the pastry tray and collect all the utensils.

The reason there was a breakfast is for the company wide meeting that was occurring in the building. Everyone went upstairs to the roof for the meeting.

After this Kim went and finished clearing away the breakfast stuff and then helped setting up the drinks for the meeting that was going on on the rooftop. To set the drinks up Kim had the great idea to put a mini fridge on a wheely thing to make it a mobile mini fridge, meaning the drinks don’t ever get cold!

She then spent a bit of timing clearing the meeting room behind her desk and the whole front desk area in general. It now looks like a welcoming area rather than an absolute mess!

Kim then met a colleague downstairs to collect some pumpkins.

When she got back up she saw a delivery driver unloading lunch bags into the kitchen so Kim said he was meant to be delivering to the rooftop but he didn’t believe her until the lady who ordered it came down and said it as well.

Kim then started reconciling the last and final credit card. She did this until she went into a meeting with her manager.

They had a good catch up and went over a few things like the Job Description and how it aligns with what she is doing now. It was a good meeting.

Kim then decided to treat herself to a 3pm lunch!

After she took a little break she then continued to reconcile the credit card before realising that she is simply doing a duplicate of what the accounts team have already done, so she had a chat with the lady in accounts and they both laughed at how silly it was and that neither of them noticed!

Kim then spent some time setting up for the following day by making notes for herself and attempting to see what needed to be done.

Kim then potted around with other things while she waited for the upstairs.meeting to finish so she could restock the drinks and allow them to cool overnight. She also binned and saved food from the previous evenings event that had been left out since lunch. The whole kitchen smelt like sweaty cheese! Not nice!

Kim went to train this evening and it wasn’t great.

She was able to try the first combo but her full run through went terribly!

Packing Again & Bake Off Final!

We have a week off starting Thursday, so we need to get packed so we can fly out tomorrow night.

We got some stuff packed, either side of Kim returning from work and returning from training.

We got almost everything ready to go and then watched the final of the Great British Bake Off.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 152: Vancouver, BC – A Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening!

We were woken, incredibly loudly, at 04:30 this morning by the fire alarm!

We rushed out of bed and outside.

For some reason, everyone took a very long time to get outside, which was a little worrying.

Sure enough, people started to leave and the sound was absolutely piercing!

It seemed to be a false alarm, which is also good and the inside alarms were turned off fairly quickly, but the outside was still going off.

Two fire trucks arrived and they calmly walked into the building and double checked, confirming that there was indeed no fire.

We were allowed back in, but the outside alarm was still going on! We fell asleep whilst it was going off, but it was off by the time we were up at 07:30.

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work and was right on answering questions regarding his project, but it was good to iron out some questions and answers with people.

This seemed to take up most of his day, but the rest was broken up with tickets as well as creating a guide for another thing he missed, which helped people a lot too.

Curtis assisted a colleague with some design work, because it interests him and he has a very procedural & analytical approach to things, so he hoped that would help them.

Curtis walked home fairly quick and watched the leafs game.

Kim’s Day

When Kim got in she collected up the last few pieces of fruit and put them in a glass bowl to make it more obvious that some is left.

Kim and her colleague sat down to talk over the holiday parties. Kim was given all the agreements, given an update on each venue and they agreed on the theme for all of the parties.

After the meeting 3 food deliveries arrived so Kim sorted them all out. The larger deliver had 4 whole extra orders, so Kim and her teammate had one, she gave one to a friend and another to an exec, no food goes to waste!

Kim then had some time to look at emails and catch up on some things. She also placed all the necessary orders for next week.

After catching up on stuff Kim went out to pick up some drinks for the afternoon. When she got back she set up the drinks and started playing a boardgame with some colleagues. It was great fun!

TV Catchup

We caught up on a lot of TV we had missed over the last few days! We watched NCIS:LA, some YouTube videos and the first episode of the new season of The Apprentice.

Curtis had a big lunch so only had a bagel for dinner and Kim had her pasta (that she took for lunch) for dinner.

We hope to get a much better, and complete, night sleep tonight!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale