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RE: re nursery interview apparel

Kitty - most wonderful news indeed and these are obviously smart people
to not let a jewel like you get away! I knew you could do it! Bean boots
(LL Bean) would probably be great for that kind of environment. I always
wear mine in cold or damp weather. Good ankle support for those who need
it too. Used to ice skate as a kid so I have strong ankles thank
goodness. Ditto on the glove suggestion too. I am so perfectly TICKLED
for you darlin'!! How great. You will be wonderful I just know it!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 2 Mar 2004 08:30:52 -0800

>Oh Kitty- Congrats! That is wonderful news.  Regarding the thank you- a
>plant of course!
>Regarding attire-  you will definitely want comfortable shoes that have a
>good nonslip tread.  Sounds like you've got the rest undercontrol- I lived
>in jeans and sweatshirts when I worked in the nursery- oh and a jacket when
>it was cold.  Depending on what you are doing, you'll want gloves some of
>the time (having your hands in soil alot can really dry them out).  I'm sure
>you will be wonderful there!  Count me as jealous of you new adventure!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Kitty
>Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:29 AM
>To: Agardenchat
>Subject: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
>I got the call yesterday.  I start working at Arbor Farms some time next
>week.  I'm sure I would not have gotten this job but for the Horticulture
>Educator at our CES.  He went to school with the owners and called them on
>my behalf.  Any ideas on what sort of thank you I should give him?
>New thoughts on apparel:  I start next week - they'll let me know when they
>get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.  Snow
>has melted and things will be muddy, so I figured I needed some boots.
>Also, I am used to wearing canvas slipons all spring, summer, fall.  These
>won't be the best thing for day-in, day-out on my feet, so I decided to get
>some more durable leather tie shoes.  So I went shopping yesterday for a
>sale on footwear.  Also got a pair of cotton twill pants and 2 pair of jeans
>(I didn't have any).
>Today I got a call from a nursery just 5 blocks away (AF is 10 miles)
>responding to an unsolicited resume I had sent.  Oh well, I'm fairly sure
>they wouldn't have paid what I'll get at AF.  I'm not going to get rich at
>AF, but I will be able to pay my bills, though I won't be able to save
>anything.  I'm looking at it as sort of like school or an apprenticeship or
>'paying my dues' to get some hands-on experience in this field.  So, I'm
>still broke, but still in the black - more than I can say for our govt!
>I'm thrilled to embark on a new career.  I only hope I'm up to the task.
>Thanks for the support you all have given me; it is truly appreciated, much
>more than you can know.
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Pam Evans
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