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RE: re nursery interview apparel


Kitty - Bean boots are wonderful and I think you'd get lots of use out
of them, not just for work. I wear mine on cold and rainy days for the
warmth and waterproof factor. No, not cheap but will last a lifetime.
Good investment. Mine are 20 years old if they're a day and look brand
new.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 7 Mar 2004 22:23:37 -0600

>You should head over to the men's section of a walmart/kmart and check
>that my memory (or lack of) is correct on that size. Since I switched to
>RedWing, haven't had to do that in quite some time.
>
>If this job works out and depending on what they actually have you
>doing... you may need a sturdy pair of boots more than you think. Until
>the really hot weather shows up here, I use them for gardening all the
>time. My feet used to get sore when digging those shovels and pitchforks
>in this hard clay, but with the tougher soles, no problem.
>
>Donna
>
>> 
>> Lands End would be too expensive for something I might only wear a few
>> times.  I've recently been looking into boy's sizes since Donna told
>me
>> what
>> boys' size I would wear - 4 1/2.  (didn't have a clue how to cross ref
>> gender sizes)  So far have only turned up boots for boys, not low rise
>> rubbers, which makes sense.  Still looking, thanks for the
>suggestions.
>> Oh,
>> and the Ladies rubbers on ebay that would have been absolutely perfect
>> turned out to fit pumps.  The mold used to make them had a big heel
>space,
>> so they won't work.
>> 
>> Kitty
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 10:49 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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