Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 262: Vancouver, BC – Showing Our Apartment

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a lot of tickets to do this morning.

After Curtis got the tickets done, he had a short computer checkup with someone to ensure it was working how it should be and then did another one of these shortly after.

In the afternoon, Curtis did some updates to the document he created yesterday and then had to contact an external vendor for support on some software.

After that, it started to get quieter, and then someone reached out for help with something that has been ongoing for a while now.

Curtis assisted her, but didn’t get the problem solved after an hour or so, so he has setup a call for tomorrow to discuss with the relevant people.

Curtis then left to meet Kim downtown for some apartment viewings.

Kim’s Day

Today Kim joined another cribbage game that wasn’t hers so she left that and went through her emails. She then hosted another game of who are you and it was so much fun. Less argumentative than the last game, but people really seemed to enjoy it.

Kim then soent some time reaching out to to building, cleaners and handyman company in regards to plans for tomorrow. She got most things sorted and organised which is great.

In the early afternoon Kim got a response back in regards to an invite she is sending out for a gratitude call later in the week. Kim amended the email and sent it out.

As she has to be in early tomorrow, and she forgot to set things up last week, Kim decided to head into the office and make sure she has everything ready for the renovations tomorrow. She got the whiteboards in the right place, collected the wall brackets for the TV and tested the paint too.

More Apartment Viewings & Showing Our Apartment

We met in the city to look at another couple of apartments.

The first was in the same building as one we looked at yesterday and it was nice, but the location was still not great.

We then went to another which was nice, but the bedroom was very small and the deal breaker was the building nextdoor which had some interesting characters.

We then went to another which is still a bit downtown but was very nice! A good size and then landlord was a very nice lady!

We headed back home and got back right in time for our landlord to show 3 sets of people around the apartment, one of which was virtual.

We had a bit of a discussion with our landlord and then finally got to relax at 20:00, having dinner (just a frozen pizza because we were too lazy to cook anything) and watched some TV for the remainder.

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This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

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Place 72 – Day 11: Vancouver,BC – We Have An Apartment!

Bank, Again

We made our way, in the rain, to the bank. We had to visit again as Kim’s account wasn’t working yesterday so they had to try again today.

We were able to get some Starbucks coffee from the bank, too!

They eventually got Kim’s account sorted, after a couple of hours, and then we went into the city.

Apartment Viewing…Or Not?

We got all the way into the city and then were planning our route to the first apartment viewing.

We started to head there, but Kim then received a phone call saying we could go and see another apartment right now. After some confusion, this turned out to be an apartment we had seen yesterday…Actually the exact apartment we wanted! They were actually offering us to rent the apartment, so we cancelled all other viewings and raced right over there on the train.

We Have An Apartment

We got over to the place and met the manager of the building. He went through a few things, got us to sign the paperwork and we paid the deposit. We chatted with him for a while and we are confirmed to move in around the 1st June, which is incredibly exciting.

The apartment is exactly what we wanted and is in a perfect location for if we get jobs downtown.

We now need to focus on getting work, and we both have interviews lined up, so we’re hopeful to get some soon!

Celebratory McDonald’s

We thought we better get some food as we were hungry, so we went to McDonald’s to get some food, having not eaten since breakfast. Kim had a chicken wrap and Curtis went for a fancy angus burger.

Back Home & We Can Now Relax

We got home and were able to get comfortable and just relax. Having an apartment sorted means we have a lot of spare time, though we do have a few things to get sorted still, other than jobs.

We did very little for the rest of the day, just relaxing, did a little job searching but for the most part, nothing, which was a much different day than we thought we were going to have, as we had 3 apartment viewings booked.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale