Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 576: Vancouver, BC – Important Cocktail Company Party!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had some tickets to get some in the morning and then he had back to back meetings.

The first meeting was with his team, just a standard team meeting, followed by a requirements gathering meeting which was really great! The person that Curtis had to get requirements from was very forthcoming and understanding. It was a really good chat with them with some action points coming out of it for Curtis’ team.

Curtis then had more tickets and people messaging him before he walked down to Tacofino to grab us some lunch.

We ate lunch and then Curtis had a pretty quiet rest of the day, just getting some admin and other work done.

Curtis then watched hockey in the evening whilst Kim had her party.

Kim’s Day

In the morning Kim had planned to get a few things done, but today she spent so much of the day responding to emails and other messages.

In the middle of the day Kim joined a few meetings. The first was a really interesting meeting in regards to next steps on a few projects. The second was a catch up with a new starter who joined at the beginning of the week to see how things are going and just generally chat! It was such a nice call! She then joined a call with her manager to go over a few things for the next few weeks.

While Curtis was getting lunch Kim was able to send out a communication and order all the gift cards for the party! She then had a quick call with someone in regards to recruitment and long term plans.

They both then left the call to join the party Kim had been planning! It went so well! Kim had no agenda, she just wanted to create a space where people could hang out, drink cocktails, chat and have fun. So they did just that! Everyone just talked for a while and hung out before making cocktails and then watching a few demos from one of the teams. After all that the people who were still on the call played some games and it was wonderful!

Evening

We actually had a bit of a lay down and we were tired.

Once we did that, we still weren’t that hungry and didn’t know what we wanted for dinner, so we didn’t bother with ordering takeout today, instead we just had some stuff we had in the freezer and some leftover pizza.

We started Season 3 of F1: Drive To Survive which we were very excited for and we watched some other TV.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 517: Vancouver, BC – Requirements Discussion & HR Things

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a very busy morning with many questions and tickets being directed his way.

At 10:30, Curtis had a Norwegian lesson which went excellently and then he got back to many messages and tickets again.

Shortly after finishing his lesson, he had a meeting around a project to discuss requirements and ensure that everyone was on the same page. That went well and progress was made, which is terrific!

We had some lunch and then Curtis did some project work and managed to start and finish a project in an hour.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by continuing on with putting some of the HR documents on to the HR system as a template. She then joined the weekly meeting and provided updates for the department she is in.

After the meeting Kim wrote up a few things for her colleague and sent them over. She then joined a meeting to discuss a candidate, which went well.

In the afternoon Kim focused on finishing the HR paperwork she started earlier and also updated some other information on that system too.

Kim also managed to get a few things done for the facilities project.

Evening

Kim went out to the shop to get some wine for the dinner (and to drink a little, of course) and something from the pharmacy.

We made a mushroom and tomato pasta which we’ve not had for a while and it was excellent!

We ate and relaxed for the evening and had a few discussions with the agent who is selling our apartment with regards to what we need to do etc.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale