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Re: re nursery interview apparel


Have you looked in boys sizes? at a farm/ranch store? Army/Navy surplus
store? Land's End catalogue?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 1:49 PM
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.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- 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
>
>
> > CONGRATULATIONS, KITTY!
> >
> > 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
> 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.
> > <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
> jeans
> > (I didn't have any).  <snip>
> >
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