Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 895: Vancouver, BC – Double Curry

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a brief chat with someone at 09:15 and after that he had some security data work to do as well as some tickets and admin.

At 12:00, Curtis had a team building session with his team in which each person had to pick another and write out answers to questions on their behalf, to see if they could get it right. This was pretty entertaining.

Curtis then played a game of werewolf which was also pretty fun and funny.

Once that was finished, Kim picked up some chicken katsu curry for lunch as Curtis got a $40 lunch budget from work for the team building.

We ended up getting enough food for lunch AND dinner, which we can’t complain about. That being said, the food wasn’t even that good.

Curtis’ after then consisted of another meeting with his team to wrap up projects for the last couple of weeks and then he did some end of week admin and some more ticket work.

Curtis just played games whilst Kim was out window shopping.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazy day! She slept in and then had some breakfast while she watched part of a movie. She answered a few work questions while she watched the movie too. Then she popped out to pick up some lunch.

After having lunch with Curtis Kim finished her movie and then packed up all the things going to the charity shop. After dropping things off at the shop Kim had an afternoon of window shopping and walking around downtown! It was lovely

Evening

As mentioned, we had curry leftover for dinner, so we ate that and watched some TV together. Kim did need to get some admin done once she got back from the shops, so she did that before dinner.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 894: Vancouver, BC – Surprise Flowers

Curtis’ Day

Curtis started the day with a meeting with the CEO. He needed to help him with changing his password, so he did just that.

That was fairly quick and once he got that done, he took another stab at trying to get a computer working as it should, which he’s been working at for a couple of weeks now. There wasn’t much luck there, unfortunately.

Curtis went out to get some surprise flowers for Kim, just because, why not? He surprised her with them when she came home from her massage.

After that, he had some project work to do, which was comparing some lists and making a new list to provide to someone with some proposed changes. He didn’t finish that before lunch, so after lunch he finished that and sent it off. He had some more changes to make to that after lunch and then it was done and the project is ready to move to the next stage.

He had a 1 on 1 and then the rest of the afternoon was ticket work.

Curtis watched hockey in the evening.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazier morning today where she made a couple of calls and then went out for a massage. She decided that during her rest week that she would treat herself to a massage and it was so nice!

On her way home Kim picked up coffees for herself and Curtis. When she got home she was greeted with a beautiful bunch of flowers from Curtis! She has been a little up and down lately so this was such a wonderful surprise that brightened her week even more!

After lunch Kim then hosted a games afternoon with some of her work colleagues. It was so much fun!

After the games Kim popped to a shop to return something and also pick up a vase for her beautiful flowers to live I !

Evening

After hockey was done and Kim’s games night was done, we had some easy dinner and watched TV for the evening.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 892: Vancouver, BC – Ooo, New Hair!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a pretty quiet day overall, mostly just dealing with tickets and a few messages from people.

He did have a meeting with his manager to go over a new setup and process for onboards, which was very productive.

Once that was done, it was basically lunch time and then after lunch it was more tickets and a little bit of admin.

Overall it was a pretty quiet day.

Kim’s Day

Kim had a lazy morning and then popped out to get her hair cut! She also picked up some more hair care products while she was there and popped to homesense on the way home to pick up a few more things to help organise the kitchen.

Once she was home Kim relaxed for a bit before joining a quick meeting to catch her manager up on a few things. She then had lunch before joining a post interview chat.

Kim went from that meeting into an interview. After the review of the interview she joined couple of other hiring managers to review candidates in the pipeline.

Evening

We had some nice Mexican chicken salad for dinner and then we relaxed for the evening.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 891: Vancouver, BC – Day Off, Kinda

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a nice slow start to the day and then it ramped right up with a lot of tickets coming in.

Curtis had a team meeting at 10:30 and then continued with getting many tickets done, up until lunch.

The afternoon was much of the same, though there were also some discussions about different topics which were both interesting and important.

Curtis watched hockey whilst Kim was in her evening meeting.

Kim’s Day

This week Kim’s company is off, so there are no meetings or expectations. She, and a couple of others, have decided to continue to do interviews to not hold up the recruitment process.

Kim had one interview in the late morning then she popped out to update the car insurance and pick up sandwiches for lunch.

In the afternoon Kim had another interview and then reviewed candidates in the pipeline for a couple of the roles that are open.

It was a fun and lazy day!

Evening

We had tuna pasta for dinner as well as some leftover potato salad.

We then, after relaxing for a little bit, headed to the supermarket as we hadn’t yet done it over the weekend!

We got our items and headed home, getting back around 22:00. A late shop visit for sure, but there weren’t many people around, which was great.

We watched some TV and relaxed for the remainder of the night.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 888: Vancouver, BC – Manicure & Pedicure!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had to deal with something frustrating for 2 hours in the morning, which eventually turned into a future meeting to discuss the situation.

After he did that, he had a team meeting for 30 minutes, followed by some tickets and some security work, which was for about an hour.

Curtis had a conversation with his manager about something, just to keep them in the loop, then he did some project work up until lunch.

After lunch, Curtis created a new project and then did some tickets and admin before wrapping up for the day and playing some games with colleagues, as Kim was out getting pampered.

Kim’s Day

To start her day Kim gave some equipment to someone who came to collect it. She then finished getting ready for the day and then joined a meeting that lasted the whole morning. It was a follow on from a meeting a couple of weeks ago, it was very interesting and Kim learnt a lot!

She had a quick break where she made some lunch and then she joined a meeting to kick off the book club for the company! Kim then joined a planning meeting followed by an interview.

To finish the day Kim joined a social meeting where everyone in the company was on the call. She left that meeting and went to a nail salon with a friend, which was masked and distanced. It was so much fun and a couple of hours of a bit if normalcy!

Evening

We ordered Indian food and had that for dinner. It was excellent, as ever.

We watched some TV and relaxed for the evening. We are glad it’s the weekend! Another busy week in the books.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 887: Vancouver, BC – Fancy Tech!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a meeting at 09:00, just a 1 on 1, and then right after that he had some tickets and another computer checkup to get done.

Once he got those things done, he had a chat with the person he helped with the laptop yesterday. That laptop was having more problems now, so they started to use their spare laptop they luckily had to work, but it needed a bit of configuration so Curtis helped with that until lunch.

Post lunch, Curtis had a project meeting and then helped out the person with their spare machine from earlier.

He went out to collect a package, which was some more tech for home, a Google Home Hub!

Curtis did a bit more work and then watched hockey whilst Kim had her games night.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day with a bit of admin and then joined a meeting to coordinate with another team. She then helped another teammate with something they need for a meeting tomorrow.

She then joined a weekly recruitment meeting then yoga after having a quick lunch. Then Kim had a meeting with her teammate to discuss the past few months and plans for the next few months. After that Kim joined a meeting to go over the last bit of paperwork.

For the late afternoon and into the evening Kim hosted another games night. It was so much fun, they played a few rounds of different games!

Evening

We had pizza for dinner and watched some TV for the evening. We also cleared up some things we had from moving that we still hadn’t sorted out.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 886: Vancouver, BC – Laptops, All Day

Curtis’ Day

Curtis headed right to the office this morning as he had some things to get done there.

He started by setting up a laptop and getting together equipment to send out with the laptop.

Whilst doing that, Curtis did some tickets and other things, too.

Someone then dropped off their laptop and Curtis and to wipe and re-setup that laptop as it was having some issues. That didn’t actually take as long as expected, so that gave him some extra time.

The person came and picked up their laptop in the late afternoon and Curtis was able to give them that with no issues.

Curtis then headed home around 16:30 and when he got home, he had lunch as he hadn’t had it yet today!

Curtis then watched hockey whilst Kim did some work.

Kim’s Day

To start the day Kim joined a meeting about a new projects one of her colleagues might be working on she then joined a recruitment meeting but only her teammate showed up, so they had a quick chat and check in before Kim joined an interview.

After the interview and the review Kim went to a team meeting where everyone gave updates about projects they are working on. She went from this into another interview and review before completing some paperwork and sending it out.

After a quick lunch Kim had two catch ups with teammates to see how they are doing and update each other on projects. Kim then joined her final interview of the day, has the review and then completed some more paperwork.

Evening

We had potato, peas and mushrooms for dinner and then chilled out. We both had very long, busy days so we needed to just zone out.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 881: Vancouver, BC – Fancy New Coffee!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had yet another very busy day!

He spent more time trying to fix someone’s laptop remotely, with the help of a colleague, and that was all throughout the day.

At 11:00, Curtis had a team meeting about the team strategy and then he did some tickets and security work until having lunch.

After lunch, it was time for another team meeting the review the work done over the last 2 weeks.

Curtis went to pickup his new coffee from the post office after this, which was luckily just a 5 minute walk away, and then he got home and made a cup of one of the new bags of coffee! He has bought a subscription in which they roast and send 3 new bags of coffee each month (if you want it each month). This is exciting as it gives Curtis new coffee to try and it’s fun, too. Curtis cleaned out the coffee grinder and made an Americano with the new coffee, which he made pretty well and really enjoyed it!

Curtis had a project to finish up in the late afternoon, which he did, and then it was relax time. Kim was still out, so Curtis played some games.

Kim’s Day

Kim was due to have a meeting heavy day and then two of her big meetings were moved to another day so Kim was able to really crack on and get a lot of admin done! She first started by popping out to grab coffees before sitting down and working on a project. She reached out to people and collected information from them and she also managed to get a lot of HR paperwork done.

He had a couple of smaller meetings and then she joined an interview and had a quick chat after.

Kim then worked on the internal work space, similar to the Wiki at her last company and started giving it a make over! She then popped out to collect some things from a store with colleague. They then went for a mini masked walk and it was lovely!

On a she got back Kim worked on the Wiki style project a bit more and she sent out some paperwork!

Evening

It was takeaway day today, so we found a place just down the road and went to pick up.

Curtis had a starter of wagu beef dip sliders and then a main of mac and cheese with braised rib. Kim had sweet chilli chicken bites as a starter and then some Cajun chicken tacos with fries.

Curtis couldn’t eat all of his mac and cheese and Kim couldn’t eat her fries, but we were defiantly well fed!

The rest of the evening was us in a food coma, relaxing and watching TV.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 880: Vancouver, BC – So Busy & Important!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a meeting right at 09:00 which was an informational company wide meeting.

Once that meeting was done, it was right into work! He needed to check a bunch of websites to find out the data privacy information for many different pieces of software. This took time but was interesting and useful for the team.

After that, he did a few tickets and then was finally able to connect with someone about their laptop, so he did a bit of work on that but he’s still a way away from getting that sorted.

In the late afternoon, Curtis had to do some work with licenses which was tedious but needed to be done. He got 1/3 tasks completed on that.

Curtis then watched hockey after work whilst Kim did some more work and had a late meeting. We were both so very busy and important again today!

Kim’s Day

To start her day Kim got stuck into some forms and paperwork. It’s was mind boggling but interesting for sure! She then had a chat with a teammate to see how things are going and get updates on projects. It was then time for a wellness break and Kim hosted colouring in. It was so soothing and relaxing! Kim really enjoyed it.

She then had a quick chat with another teammate before joining the weekly recruitment meeting then she joined another meeting that followed on that talks about future recruitment that went over. Some of the people went from that meeting right into another to complete paperwork. As they went back to back Kim ended up making her lunch while in the meeting so everyone had lunch as they started the next meeting.

For the rest of the afternoon Kim did some other paperwork for HR stuff then sat down and reviewed candidates with people for a few hours into the evening. It was interesting and great to do again, it’s been a few weeks since they last had the chance to do a deep dive like that

Evening

We had some dinner once hockey was done and once Kim finished working.

We watched some TV and relaxed for the remainder of the evening. We can’t believe it’s Friday already tomorrow!


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Mr and Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 879: Vancouver, BC – Homemade Espresso Is Great!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis was very excited to make a coffee this morning! Once he was ready to start the day, he made a coffee right away. It took him a second to figure everything out, but he then made one for the first time.

The coffee was alright, but he had some tweaks to do to get it perfected, but that’s part of the fun!

He then got right into the swing of the day. He had a couple of meetings in the morning and then he had a lot of tickets, admin and a few other things to get done in the morning.

Curtis was able to get another couple of people helped with their computer setups, which took a while but there are only a few left now!

Curtis’ second coffee was much better and he really enjoys making them.

In the afternoon, Curtis had some project work to get done and also a bit of security work to do due to a notice he received, but it was interesting.

Kim’s Day

To start her day Kim reviewed candidates with her teammate to prepare for a recruitment meeting just after. The meeting went so well and Kim got some great direction for the next steps with a few positions.

Kim then hosted a meeting and had a quick chat after to discuss what happens next and review how it went. She was then late to a team meeting that went really well. She then had a quick call with a new hire who will be joining the company in a few months.

In the afternoon Kim had another interview and then a great post interview discussion. She set up some time with the hiring managers to review all the candidates for the open positions tomorrow evening. It will be great to take a look at applicants and make notes.

She then popped out to run a few errands in the late afternoon. It was great to get out and get things done that she has been meaning to do for a while now!

Evening

Once Kim got back home, she made a chickpea salad, which we had from Hello Fresh before and kept the recipe!

We devoured the dinner and then Kim did a bit more work as she had more to do but didn’t plan to be our for so long earlier. Curtis played some games whilst Kim worked and then we hung out and watched some TV.


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Mr And Mrs Hale