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Re: Re: re nursery interview apparel


Houston: We have Galoshes!

Apparently postal workers still wear them.  I got some at a local supplier
for postal uniforms and other such work clothes.  I did see them on the
internet for less, but without the ability to try them on, I wasn't getting
anywhere.  These are a mens' size small which fits sizes 6 1/2 to 8.  I had
tried this same size on elsewhere and they were 3 inches too long.  This
brand fit over my shoes well, but may be too loose for other than work
shoes.  Maybe you're thinking "why not find this out here and then go back
on the internet for them?"  I do try to save $ wherever I can, but internet
purchases can have an effect on the local economy, and contribute in the
long haul to fewer available jobs.  This was a small, privately-owned shop
and the proprieter gave me the benefit of his expertise.  I didn't feel
right, in this instance, about taking his help and spending the money
somewhere else.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel


> men's size- not children!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kitty
> Sent: 3/8/2004 10:47:34 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
>
> > Well, Donna, here's a chuckle.  I found a possible pair of boy's
galoshes on
>
> > ebay, size 8.  I asked the seller the length from heel to toe and it is
6
>
> > 3/4  inches.  My ladies size 7 shoes are 9 3/4 inches.  So I'm not sure
I
>
> > should look at boy's size 4 1/2.    Hmmmmm......
>
> >
>
> > Kitty
>
> >
>
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
>
> > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 11:23 PM
>
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > > 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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