Place 72 – Day 194: Vancouver, BC – Fire! 🔥

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a very busy morning!

A lot of tickets came in and he had a lot of replies on tickets, so he spent all morning sorting those.

He did also have a meeting to discuss some system administrator applications that the company has and how his team can use those.

There was a fire alarm around 13:00 and it was actually real! The fire department came and it turned out to be a burning fan coil causing a small fire 6 floors down from Curtis’ office!

After getting let back in, Curtis had lunch and then a meeting with regards to one of his Business Analysis projects.

Curtis did a couple more tickets and then finished the day off with some training.

Kim’s Day

In the morning Kim had a meeting with the cleaning company where they did a walk around. It was great to meet a new person from the team and have a chance to touch base after working with them for a few months.
Kim then spent a lot of the morning ordering loads of different stuff. She confirmed the pizza order for Friday that was placed the day before, she did the weekly shop and orgnaised a few things for someone who just had their baby!

In the early afternoon there were a couple of people in for interviews so Kim stayed on hand to help out there. Then she had a quick impromptu meeting with her colleague to go over a few things.

For some of the afternoon Kim managed to squeeze in some studying too, which was great!


Curtis got home and watched the leafs game, which was an important one and the leafs won!

He started to feel a bit unwell, for some reason, but he was alright.

Kim went off to training for a couple of hours and had a pretty fun time!

Kims first class went really well! She was able to do the full combo, it wasn’t pretty, but she managed it. Kim then had an hours break, where she studied again and then went in to work on her routine. It was a but of a flop, but at least she tried!

We had some food and Kim studied more and then we headed to bed.

Friday tomorrow already! Sneaks up every week!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 193: Vancouver, BC – Kim’s Turn For The Dentist

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had a few tickets he wanted to take care of today, and he did just that!

Curtis got some settings changed on a few computers and got a big ticket that had taken him over 9 hours to complete but he finally got it done!

That took a lot of the day, but Curtis got a few other tickets at least started and also got some other things sorted, including helping a colleague with a project of theirs.

Curtis did a bit of training and then walked home.

On the way home, Curtis returned one of his visors. He got one from someone at work to try but unfortunately it was the same as the one he has already tried!

Curtis changed his mind again and thought it was safer to use his old visor on his new helmet for now and he contacted a company as was able to ask for exactly what he wanted and they were able to point him in the right direction, so he has ordered that and now will need to take back the other visor!

Kim’s Day

Kim spent a lot of her day answering calls and emails and tackling small admin tasks. During the morning Kim focused on chasing a few missing invoices. In the afternoon she worked on getting a few things sorted for St Patrick’s day and ordered pizza for the two offices for the social talks coming up on Friday.

Kim the left work early to head to the dentist which went well and the dentist said she had healthy teeth!


Not much happened in the evening. Curtis sorted his visor and Kim went to energy exchange and then made a veggie spaghetti bolognese for tomorrow’s dinner as we finished the risotto tonight.

We watched a bit of TV when Kim returned and that was that for the day!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 192: Vancouver, BC – Back To The Dentist & Charity Run!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work and started doing some admin and then some ticket work.Quite a few new tickets came in today, which is a change from the last few days as it’s been quite quiet for Curtis.After doing some tickets, around 11:30, Curtis left the office and walked to the dentist again.This was a follow up clean of his teeth.After this was done, Curtis headed back to the office and more tickets came in, so he did those as well as some existing tickets.The end of the day became even more filled with tickets, which was rare, but it made it go fast.Curtis walked home and watched hockey.

Kim’s Day

Today Kim drove to work as she had to take all the donations to the Youth Shelter later in the day.When she got to work, Kim spent a little time on her application for the project management exam.Kim then went into a meeting with her colleague and they sorted a slideshow for a presentation coming up. They also went over some events that are due to happen soon.After this Kim worked on putting together a slide for the presentation.In the early afternoon Kim had a meeting with her manager and colleague to talk about events that the company do.Kim went over what happens for smaller events and her colleague explained some if the background behind some of the others. The plan is to work together to get started on all the big parties of the year.Kim then sat down for a quick lunch before the while team sang happy birthday and gave cake to Kim’s manager.Kim spent the afternoon working on a new form and going through some emails. Towards the end of the day Kim started packing up the car with all the donations. They took up the whole back seat and boot area! It was great! She dropped it off at the youth centre who were very appreciative and also helped unload the car!

Mind Changed Again

Curtis decided that he wanted to change his visor again…One has too big of a gap at the top of the visor, but the visor width is much better and more what Curtis is used to, so he went with that one, which meant swapping it out again! He’ll need to take the other one back tomorrow.Once Curtis did that, he made himself some dinner which was sausages, roast potatoes, peas and gravy.He played some games and just lounged around, really.Kim went to pole after work and then took the train to Richmond to do another class, too.Kim got home and it was already late,so we watched a bit of TV and Kim had so good and then we headed to bed.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 191: Vancouver, BC – Delicious Risotto!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis, around meetings, spent most of the day doing just 2 things.

He had to look into some databases for a ticket, which he was doing last week too. He eventually got it to do as he wanted today, so he was able to send that to the external company so they could assist with troubleshooting.

As well as this, Curtis had to speak with lots of different people to see if they required some things that they had on the system and also educating them regarding the correct way to do these things.

Curtis’ meetings today we’re useful! One was the weekly team meeting which got a few things ironed out and the other meeting was to discuss as a team around what the plan will be with the main software we are using, such as changing permissions and settings on each individual part of the software.

Curtis got some training done at the end of the day and headed off to sportchek.

Curtis bought a new hockey helmet and another visor to give that a go.

Kim’s Day

As Kim was away at her course on Friday she had a few emails to catch up on. She did a few on Friday night, but there were some that required a little more attention so she left them until then.
Mid morning she had a meeting with her manager to discuss the plans for when she is not in the office. It was great to know that they were on the same page with a lot of things.

Kim spent a lot of time on the Wiki project again as all the links broke due to a different migration happening over the weekend. She also had a tidy up and uniformed some of the pages too.

Kim finished her afternoon by working on some course stuff!

Another Visor

We got home and Curtis attempted to fit the new visor to his new helmet.

This worked perfectly, but it’s a bit bigger of a visor than he usually likes, so he’ll either have to get used to it or use another visor!

Kim got some training and planning done and then made a chicken and mushroom risotto, which was delicious.

We ate and watched one episode of a TV show and then Curtis made his lunch whilst Kim studied.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 187: Vancouver, BC – Company-Wide Meeting

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got a response from an external company that he was waiting for, which meant he had to do some things he didn’t really know how to do.

He did it anyway and it went as expected, but didn’t yeild the results he was really looking for, so the issue still exists.

Curtis started a project today, which involves a lot of messaging people, asking them if they still need something and deleting it if not.

This took up most of Curtis’ day, with a few other tickets sprinkled in.

Curtis got home and watched hockey, as well as did a few things around the apartment and got his keyfob (which was being replaced) back.

Kim’s Day

In the morning Kim joined a company wide call that is a Q&A for the meeting yesterday. After this meeting Kim spent some time putting the information she collecrd over the past few days on aocial events into a nice and easy to read table. She then took this into a meeting with her colleague about social events.

Kim then ordered the shopping for next week and spent the afternoon going through emails, sorting receipts and setting up for tomorrow. Kim is away on her first day of her course and made sure everything is set up for her colleague tomorrow, so she tidied up and picked up the drinks for weekend windup.


Kim had training this evening which she used to get more of her routine sorted and then when she got back, we had sweet chilli potato wedges for dinner!

We watched a bit of TV but it was fairly late again, so we went to bed shortly after.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 186: Vancouver, BC – Midweek Foot Scrub

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had nothing planned for the day, but then had a few long-winded but interesting things to do from tickets he received, which were interesting.

That took up most of the morning, as well as a meeting which was to learn about a new company wide initiative.

Curtis had a grilled cheese for lunch and then after that he did something else long winded, followed by some policy writing and then a quick bit of training at the end of the day.

Curtis went to the shop on the way home from work to get some things we needed, mostly lunch items.

Kim’s Day

Kim was in nice and early today to set up for a company wide meeting. She reorganised the kitchen, took furniture out and helped set up the food. She then sat in on the meeting and had some breakfast. At the end she cleared it down and put all the furniture back to where is belongs.
Kim spent some of her morning catching up on emails and working on the social events list she started yesterday. She decided to then go back through it and add in the public holidays for the 3 countries needed so as to have a nice and clear idea of when not to book things.

She then had a late organised meeting with her colleague where they caught each other up on stuff outaide of work and made a plan for some of the social events and the upcoming months.

After this Kim sat down for a small while to have a late lunch before going into her first proper meeting with her new boss! They talked about what Kim does, how she plans to progress and just had a nice little get to know each othee catch up.

For the last bit of the afternoon Kim worked on the social dates a little more before heading out to get the car fixed. She ended up not being able to get it fixed, but she did drop off the wheel to be fixed and will pick it back up on Saturday

Midweek Foot Scrub

Kim had a great time on reception duties at Tantra this evening. After she and two friends went out for a foot scrub to relax and treat themselves. It was amazing!

Curtis chilled out in the evening, as well as some laundry.

Kim got home fairly late, but we still had time to make chicken carbonara!

We caught up on some videos and TV after being away for the weekend and then went to bed.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 185: Vancouver, BC – Trying To Repair The Tyre

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had quite a bit of admin to do in the morning, but before that he was asked for some help by someone as they couldn’t get their laptop docking station working.

Curtis got that fixed and continued with his admin.

He had a few meetings today, some for projects and some for other things such as planning what he will do for training for the year and a few other things.

Curtis got a few tickets done, but the day was fairly quiet, but it did give him some time to do some project work and some training, which he appreciated.

At lunch, Curtis went out and got lemongrass chicken and noodles which was really tasty!

Kim’s Day

Kim got herself set up for the week, confirmed a catering order for the Toronto office and packed away the groceries.
Later in the afternoon Kim took the new hire on their office tour, which was strange as its her new boss! It was great to properly meet her and get to have a little chat with her. Then the whole team went our for a lovely lunch! Kim had a chicken salad and it was delicious!

She then spent her afternoon focusing on getting information together about events for the year and reconciling the credit card.

Kim headed out from work early to try to get the car fixed. She took the train home and must have dropped her train pass on the train as when she went to leave it was nowhere to be found!

She remembers seeing someone pick something up after hearing something close to her drop on the floor. So maybe they picked it up thinking it was theirs. Obviously this is on a day Kim was tight on time and the transit police were there. Luckily (and very unluckily) Kim had just topped the card up so only had to pay a $5 exit fee rather than the $170 no ticket fee. Kim was NOT happy!

Trying To Get The Tyre Repaired

Kim got home and got the car to try and get the tyre repaired.

She got there and they said they’ll need to repair it, which will take 30 minutes, which was perfect!

Unfortunately, they were unable to do this as it has a sensor in it that they don’t have.

We’ll need to take it somewhere tomorrow, but needed to drive on it tonight, but should be all fine!

We went off to Curtis’ hockey game which is a 22:00 start, so we’ll update about that tomorrow.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale