Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 475: Vancouver, BC – Interviews Day 2!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a meeting right at 09:00 which was all about the new compensation process at his company.

After this meeting, Curtis did tickets up u til lunch.

After lunch, Curtis had a meeting to start yet another Business Analyst project and he then did some documentation for it.

After that, there were some more tickets and some admin to get done.

Kim’s Day

Kim got ready for the day by making notes for the weekly meeting and completing a few smaller tasks. She also tried to call a company that they have ordered a laptop from, waited 20 minutes to be taken off call only to hang up instead of unmute.

After the weekly meeting Kim called the laptop company again and cancelled the order, she will order it from somewhere else and get it sooner now. For the rest of the morning Mom reviewed a spreadsheet sent over about the facilities project and reviewed a few applicants in the pipeline for the new role.

Kim popped out at midday for an appointment and then when she got back she resent some paperwork for someone to complete.

In the afternoon Kim hosted another interview, it was so interesting and fun. She called her colleague after to discuss the candidate and the other two from yesterday. They then agreed to meet up and purchase a laptop for a new starter next week, so they both headed to the store and got the laptop.

Once Kim was home she worked on the HR system training and watched q few videos on how to set the system up. Most of it she had already done, but there were some useful hints and tips too.

Evening

We had more leftovers for dinner and watched some TV.

We then played some games together and watched a little more TV. It was a pretty unproductive evening, but we are waiting for new TV shows to come out!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 473: Vancouver, BC – Buying Ourselves Gifts

We woke up at the same time as yesterday and had some cinnamon buns for breakfast.

We had a pretty lazy start to the day and then we got some cleaning done.

After cleaning, we drove out to do the shop. Apparently, it was the day for everyone to shop, as it was super busy!

We picked up some small dehumidifiers from Canadian Tire, then we went to Winners and bought ourselves some Christmas gifts! We only had one thing we each wanted, so we just went and bought them (lounge trousers) and we’ll have them to use on Christmas day.

We finished that and then did the weekly food shop. We didn’t get too much so it didn’t take very long.

We got back home and Kim made a terrific roast, just like we had last week. Curtis went and got a pre cooked whole chicken from the store down the road and we had that with it too. We have a lot of leftovers for us over the next few days!

Once we ate, we tidied up and took the bins down.

We did a bit more cleaning then we relaxed for the evening, playing some games, watching TV and Kim did a facemask and had a bath!

Curtis is back to working this week, but he’s actually quite looking forward to it.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 459: Vancouver, BC – What’s Going On EAR Then?

We woke up at a slightly better time today and had some crepes for breakfast.

We slowly got ready for the day and then Kim did a bit of work and some PR related things. She had to do the work as it relates to tomorrow, so it needs to be done before the day begins.

Once that was done, we went out to get some booze and then a coffee after.

We also got some ear solution as Curtis currently has a blocked ear, meaning he can’t really hear out of it, which is a concern! We’re trying the solution and if that doesn’t work, he’ll head to the doctor.

We got home and played some games and did Curtis’ ear solution, which didn’t seem to do anything just yet.

After that, Kim made a really tasty roast dinner!

We watched some TV for the rest of the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 254: Vancouver, BC – New VR Game!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a successful day!

He didn’t have too much planned, but a new onboard came in, so he took that on and got that done, which took a lot of the day.

He also had his daily team meeting, and his weekly team meeting, too.

After his team meeting, he had a project update meeting and then did some tickets in the late afternoon.

A pretty uneventful day!

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day by writing some documents for projects, not too exciting, but it filled her morning!

In the afternoon Kim sent out an invite to a game of Skribbl for tomorrow. She also updated the a wiki page for working at home, she added more links for people to use.

Kim then focused on mental health awareness and made an itinerary for May.

Kim has put together some calls for people to check in with themselves and each other.
As she found that most of the things she had been working on recently all related together, she made a new subsection in Wiki and moved all the pages to there.

New VR Game

We got a new VR game and we’re having a lot of fun with it!

We did our workout after work and then had some food.

We had leftover roast and watched Travel Man before playing the new VR game, Red Matter for a while.

We watched some TV and some funny YouTube videos and then headed off to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 162: Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Park & Big Roast

Queen Elizabeth Park

We had no plans today, but didn’t want to sit around the house, so instead we went up to Elizabeth park!This was a 44 minute walk away, but it was easier to drive, so we drove up there which only took about 15 minutes.

We got there and found some free parking and then went to grab a coffee from Starbucks.

Curtis got a Thanksgiving blend to see how that is and Kim got a small hot chocolate.

We went for a walk in the park, but it wasn’t all that good.There was a cute small bridge which had a nice view of the park/gardens, which did look quite nice.

We walked across the bridge and got to a great view of some parts of the city, with mountains in the background, too!

We looked at the view for a bit and then walked up to a fountain but were still unimpressed.

We needed to get home to start making dinner, so we walked back to the car and drove home.

Big Roast

We got back home and ran to the shop for a few last things and then began cooking!

It took a while, but the result was excellent. We had roasted lamb and it was cooked perfectly!

We finished eating and rolled out of the chairs to clean up. We have more than enough for lunches and dinners for a few days.We sat with food comas watching TV and prepping ourselves for going back to work after such and incredible weekend.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Auckland

Place 49 – Day 330: Auckland – Ambury Regional Park

We woke up at 10:30 and Kim made some omelettes whilst Curtis made the coffee!

Post breakfast, we got ready and went out for a drive to Ambury Regional Park. This park is a farm which you can just walk around and say hi to all the animals.

When we first got there, we were a little confused as there were no signs saying where to go and where we can go, but we just figured it out.

The first animal we came across was a calf!

After Kim had some cuddles with the calf, we moved onto the goats. Most of the weren’t interested, but one fluffy one with horns was happy to sit there and get a pet or two!

We saw a few sheep but they were a bit scared so we didn’t stick around them too much.

Next to the sheep was a very large horse, so we said hello to that for a while!

After we saw the horse, we attempted to go into the sheep again but they were not interested…even one of them gave us the evils so it was time to leave!

It started to rain, so we drove home.

Once we got home, Curtis watched hockey and Kim went to the shop to get stuff for dinner.

We invited Danielle and Josh for a roast, so Kim made the roast of dreams!

We had all kinds of vegetables, a huge chicken breast each and yorkshire puddings.

Danielle and Josh bought apple crumble for dessert with some salted caramel ice cream and strawberries.

It was great to catch up with Dannielle and Josh again.

Back to work tomorrow…but one week closer to finishing work!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale