The End of Another Glamorous Chapter

Let me walk you through a day in the life of a fertilizer/weed control queen:
First, roll out of bed and put on your basic black hoodie and rubber boots. Don’t forget to pack a billion gallons of water. You’ll need it.

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Since you didn’t have time for breakfast, settle for a multigrain bagel toasted with butter and a medium coffee.

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Bump into your hilarious co-workers at the shop …

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Use the big hefty hose to fill up the big hefty fert tanks in the box of your truck. Measure out weed control and fill up the injector container.

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Get your hiney to the first of many residential/condo/commercial locations. Fill out the paperwork, drop off …

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Pull out the big long hose …

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Spray! Roll up hose, put up a sign, and repeat. 500 times or so :)

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Send up little prayers often that you don’t get this job or one like it … (spray all green areas)

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And that you don’t wreck something every five minutes (which is quite possible I found out) …

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Enjoy seeing the richy-mc-richerton areas of the city.

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And stumbling across gems like this!

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Laugh your rear off when this happens and cringe when you have to phone the boss for help …

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Burn through a few pairs of rubber boots and cause some havok on your feet …

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Notice the fafillion old school punch buggies in YYC …

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Silently chuckle at some people’s choice of ornaments and lawn decor …

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Stay a fair distance away when your co-worker catches a mouse (yeah, how do you catch a mouse right!!) …

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But most of all, thank your lucky stars that you got to work for an organized, efficient company run by some of the nicest/most laid-back people ever. Though I didn’t develop a burning passion for spraying, it supported me for the summer and I’m chalking it up to good experience :D

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And boy do I have some fun photos coming up. I’ve been shooting like a mad woman and I think we’ll have at least a few gooders so stay tuned :) They will be up as soon as I get a moment or two to edit!

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