Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 923: Vancouver, BC – Very Little Side Effects!

Side Effects

We both woke up and felt pretty alright post vaccine.

Curtis’ muscles felt a little weird and walking felt like he was floating for the first couple of hours of the day, but after that he was all good. Kim has no side effects and Curtis’ arm actually stopped hurting by the evening which is excellent! Pretty lucky on our part.

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had some tickets to do in the morning but had no meetings until around 11:00.

At 11:00, Curtis had his meeting with someone to help them with an issue they had and it was a quick call.

He was then able to complete some more tickets before lunch.

After lunch, Curtis had a team meeting that actually overran as they were all having a good chat about random things! That took him to the end of the day.

Curtis actually got a new headset for his Xbox in the mail, so he set that up and played some games whilst Kim was on a work call.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a slightly slower morning today, she got ready at her own pace and made sure she was feeling okay from the vaccination. She felt fine and went right into a meeting to go over planning and next steps for a few things.

She then joined a few check in meetings before having a discussion about hiring. For the early afternoon Kim ordered the remaining gift cards.

Before the trivia night Kim had another quick planning session and then she joined a call to help set up the event.

For the afternoon Kim joined in the trivia games! There were quizzes, tongue twisters and then everyone jumped into a game of skribbl. It was so much fun and Kim especially enjoyed it as she helped with the set up before but was able to just join in and enjoy the event. After a few people stayed to play more games and just hang out and chat. It was so great!

Evening

It was double takeaway week, as Friday has to be a takeaway day and yesterday we had pizza as a celebration to getting our first vaccine.

We ordered some McDonald’s and ate that whilst watching some TV. We had some drinks earlier in the evening and were feeling those, so the food was a big help!

We relaxed for the evening and neither of us could believe it was already the weekend!


This Time Last Year


Mr And Mrs Hale

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 159: Vancouver, BC – All The Pies v2

Curtis’ Day

Curtis was very organised and busy today!

He really planned out his day and it seemed to pay off.

He did a lot of project work but filled in the gaps with tickets.

As the main part of the migration is getting closer, the work is becoming less and less, which is great! Most of it is simple administration and preparation work and answering people’s questions.

Curtis worked solidly until 16:00 when he went and joined his colleagues for some drinks. He didn’t get to do this last week, so he made sure to make time for it today.

Kim’s Day

The first thing Kim did today was head across the road to pick up the rest of the pies (all the non dietary requirement pies).

While she was there Kim also picked up a hot chocolate and pain au chocolate for herself because she doesn’t feel to well, Kim has a bit of a cold.

When she got back to the office Kim saw a message that someone had bought their cat in so she went and said hello to the cat. She then went back to taking calls and saving invoices.

Kim greeted someone who came in for an interview and they had a nice chat. Once she went through into the interview Kim made her lunch and called home.to have a chat with her mum and sister. It was so nice.

After lunch Kim set up all the pies and most people in the office came and had pie and hung out for a little while.
After pie Kim had a little 1 2 1 with her manager and they had a nice catch up which was great.

Shortly after the 1 2 1 Kim set up the weekly drinks before helping someone move the boxes of swag that was lying around.

Unlocked?!

We got home and our apartment door was unlocked but with no one inside!

We had said that the maintenance guy could go in and do a few things for us, but had assumed the apartment would have been locked after! Luckily everything was safe and we ironed out what happened afterwards.

After that, we relaxed for a bit and then Kim went out to meet a colleague to give her some things she needed for a personal project. Kim also walked her colleague to a few places she needed to visit whilst she was in the area.

Kim got back home and we had the remainder of the pie with some mash and garlic mushrooms which was delicious. We watched another vlog from the Iceland trip we have been watching and then it was pretty much bed time as we are exhausted!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 151: Vancouver, BC – Free Cocktail!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had some bad new relating to his project this morning, and it only got worse!

The migration started early today, so it was a lot of answering questions etc regarding that.

Curtis did a lot of tickets today, though, which he feels he hasn’t done much of in the last few weeks, so it was quite nice to get back to it.

There were a few things he had to do using PowerShell, which is similar to coding, so it was good to use his brain for that.

In the afternoon, there was an environment quiz, which Curtis wasn’t part of, but as a participation prize there were cocktails! Curtis got one as they were spare, so that was a win!

He spent some time watching some people try and open a wine bottle without a bottle opening. It was very entertaining!

Curtis left for the day and met with Kim to walk home.

Kim’s Day

Kim and her colleague have really set aside time to get the nittygritty things done. Most of Kims morning was spent in a Health and Safety meeting going over the communications, plans for certain meetings and drawing up a timeline of when we want to get things done for. It was a great meeting and followed on nicely from the others that have happened previously.

Kim then spent a good amount of time going back over checked, but not completed, emails and completing them. This involved saving a lot of invoices.

After lunch Kim chopped up some melon for everyone to enjoy.

In the afternoon Kim continued with her catch up but also booked some travel for an incoming new starter so that kept kim entertained for a while.

In the mid afternoon Kim got a craving for a doughnut so she nipped out, picked up a box of 6 and 2 things of lemon loaf for her and the team to enjoy. Then they all came to her desk and sneakily munched on nice Tims doughnuts before going back to work! It was a nice way to hang out for a few mintues!

Positive Training!

Our evening was fairly standard. Kim went off to training but further away today. Curtis didn’t really do anything whilst Kim was out.

Kim wasn’t sure if training would be worth it, but it really was! She is starting to fill in the gaps and elongate combinations to make sense!

Once Kim got back, we watched Bake Off and then headed to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale