Re: re nursery interview apparel
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" <email@example.com>
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!
> -----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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