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Re: re nursery interview/I'm back!


Andrea - good to hear from you!

> I'm excited about spring coming. It's in the low 70's here tonight.
????? It's 70 at night and spring is not there yet?  Heck that is summer to
me!

> I'm waiting until the 15th though. that's usually our last frost.
Amazing!  Our last frost is 2 months after that.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview/I'm back!


> Hi all, I'm back. I missed you guys too much! First, congratulations Kitty
> on your new job! That is so exciting. I know you'll be great at it.
>
> I'm glad to see everyone is still here. I read through most of the posts
> today already. Jim, it sounds like your friend really made a great find,
let
> us know what the paleontologist says.
>
> I'm excited about spring coming. It's in the low 70's here tonight. I've
got
> the windows open. Pam sent me some great salvia seeds that I'm going to
> start, and I have a greenhouse full of plants just waiting to get outside.
> I'm waiting until the 15th though. that's usually our last frost. I've got
> so little cover in the yard I don't want to be scrambling to cover
> everything after I move it out.
>
> I start teaching classes at the Garden Gate in the 13th. Apparently people
> are clambering for us to start so we're off and running for the next 10
> weeks or so. I've got to learn all about herbs so if anyone has a good
list
> out there for herbs and their practical uses that would be great.
>
> Glad to be back!
> A
>
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 3:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
>
>
> > Jesse, Lynda, Auralie, Pam, Donna,
> > Thanks for all the good thoughts; I am so grateful.
> >
> > > Wouldn't buy tons of stuff till you see how the job goes...
> > Well, the few pieces I bought so far I sort of needed anyway
> >
> > > can't wear boots in a greenhouse, too hot, even in the dead of winter.
> > They don't have a greenhouse.  Most of my work will be done outdoors.
> >
> > > similiarly anyways... no jeans!... yipes
> > no jeans.  I know that sounds strange in these times.  I'm short and
even
> > the petites or short length are usually too long.  I'm also overweight
and
> > find jeans uncomfortable.  Hopefully this job will keep me running and
> I'll
> > lose some of the excess baggage.  If I weren't fat I'd definitely be a
> jeans
> > & t-shirt type.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 1:43 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
> >
> >
> > > I knew you would get the job.... glad Hort Ed made them smell the
coffee
> > and see the gem of an employee you will be....
> > >
> > > Wouldn't buy tons of stuff till you see how the job goes... I
personally
> > > can't wear boots in a greenhouse, too hot, even in the dead of winter.
> > >
> > >
> > > Interesting to me... tend to think everyone dresses like me or
> > > similiarly anyways... no jeans!... yipes I would not have anything to
> > > wear!... Personally, I only wear other clothes when I absolutely have
> > > too... which is about 3 times a year.... (I wear jeans to work too).
> > >
> > >
> > > Donna
> > > the jeans and t-shirt or sweatshirt person.
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Kitty
> > > Sent: 3/2/2004 10:29:10 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > Kitty
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
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