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RE: re nursery interview apparel

Kitty, I haven't seen those for YEARS now.  I miss them too.  They were
quite good at protecting footwear in rain and mud though they were still
quite comfortable.  And, some of them were "stretchy" enough that they could
be "folded up" and placed in a plastic pouch and shoved into a decent sized
purse once one got to her destination.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) Where we're getting 55 mi/hr winds right now.  (Poor
pines are bent to half their heights!)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 4:49 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel

Thanks Wendy,
I think I'm ok for the time being.  Except I washed my new petite length
jeans in the hopes they would shrink a bit, but they didn't - still too
long.  Hmmm.  The only thing I've had trouble finding were rubber overshoes.
They make lots of these for men, but not women.  (Ladies: rmember the days
when a woman couldn't find a decent work glove?)  I tried on a pair of mens'
small, but they are way too big.  All I've found so far are Totes' brand for
women, clear with an elastic on a button that don't look like they'd hold
up.  I have a pair of comfortable boots that I've sprayed with water
repellant, but I like the idea of overshoes - rubbers we used to call them.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wendy Swope" <wendyswope@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel

> As usual, I'm about a week behind on my e-mail, or I would have
Hip-Hip-Hoorayed you the day you posted this!
> It's great you are getting back in the game, AND will be earning enough
> to support yourself! I understand finding a job that pays well enough
> for one to live on can be hard to find in nursery work.
> I'm sure lots of folks who know more about these things than I do have
> given you ideas for a gift for the Horticulture Educator who was so
> helpful, so I'm not even gonna try. <says the humble home garden
> enthusiast> Have you decided on a gift?
> A couple of ideas about work apparel on a tight budget: Have you checked
> out your local thrift shops? In my own area, I know of 3 Goodwill
> stores, a Salvation Army store, a St. Vinnie de Paul, and one huge,
> independent secondhand store called Valley Thrift. Granted, these places
> don't always look clean, but I have found them an excellent source for
> "like new" jeans and other tough, casual pants, as well as nice-looking
> longsleeve cotton shirts that keep the sun off my arms. I just take the
> stuff home and give it a good wash before I wear it. I was stunned when
> I found out that most of these stores even have sales! Goodwill takes
> 50% off EVERTHING on the last Friday and Saturday of each month--good
> sturdy jeans for $2.50 or $3 a pair! So the only dailly/garden wear I
> can't buy at my favorite junque stores are undergarments, shoes and
> socks, and hats, and I have better quality used clothes than what I
> could afford new.
> If you haven't found your shoes yet, I highly recommend shopping
> www.footsmart.com and www.newbalance.com for a wide selection of quality
> discounted choices. I love high-top leather Rockports for the ankle
> support they give me while I'm digging in my garden, but they are
> expensive and hard to find in local stores. By searching the Web for
> shoes (or in my case, "boots"), I can usually come up with a pair I like
> for half to three-quarters of the normal price. I get my Birkis this
> way, too. (IMHO, if you can afford to, you could do no better than to
> get a pair of Birkenstocks to replace those canvas slip-ons for home
> use! Your feet will thank you.)
> Good luck, Kitty!  Have fun!
> Wendy
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.
> has melted and things will be muddy, so I figured I needed some boots.
> <snip>  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
> (I didn't have any).  <snip>
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