Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oshkosh/Carters Fall Sample Sale

I just got my email for the Oshkosh/Carters Sample Sale.  For those new to the ward let me explain what the sample sale is.  The person who shows the Oshkosh and Carters kid clothing samples to the department stores (like Kohls) gets to keep the samples.  Then they sell the never worn items to us for only $5 an item.  Only sizes 9M, 12M, 18M, 3T, and 5 (not T) are guaranteed to be there at the beginning of the sale (meaning Friday).  This sale gets bigger every year, but it's just in the family's garage, so be prepared for black Friday style cut-throat shopping.  Oshkosh tends to damage their items so be sure to check everything thoroughly before buying.  Good Luck!
"Carter's/Oshkosh Sample Sale will be Friday October 11th, 1-6 and Saturday October 12th, 9-11. W147N9800 Rimrock Road, Germantown.  Remember, all cash sales are final so be sure to check your purchases."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Live-in nanny job for family recovering from accident

A couple weeks ago a sister in our stake, Nicki Morton, was involved in a serious car accident.  During the accident she sustained serious head injuries, broke both her legs and has since suffered a stroke as a result of the accident.  She will be in the hospital recovering for the next 6-12 weeks.  
Since Nicki has 4 children, her husband, Jake, has decided that the only way he can meet the demands of his kids, spend time with Nicki at the hospital/rehab facility, and work is to hire a live in nanny for a couple months.  He has reached out to members in the stake to see if anyone would be able to help, or knows of anyone who could help.  He'd probably prefer someone who is LDS, but at this point I'm sure he'd consider anyone.  He has family in town for next week, but is looking for help starting right after that.  
Jake will be around the house at some point during the day to spend time with the children, but he will spend nights either at the hospital or in other friend's homes as he knows that he obviously would need to sleep elsewhere.  His ideal candidate is a young single sister that is looking for some full time work for just a couple of months.  He wonders if there would be a sister that is waiting to go on her mission and is available.  He might be willing to consider a live-in couple who do not have kids yet.  
Nicki and Jake have 4 kids, ages 4-9, 2 boys, 2 girls.  The oldest 3 are in school all day.
Jake is looking to hire someone that can get the kids off to school in the mornings, watch the youngest during the day and then get the kids home from school in the afternoon. There may be some other things he would need to be done, but this would allow him to go back to work.

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Bishop Chaplin who can get you more details.  Although this is a paid job, it is a great service opportunity to help this great family.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Recommendations for OB's from sisters in the ward

Dr. Penny- (Christin Ricks, Susanne Espinosa, Emily Pugh, Jessica Yan)
Dr. Lund- (Emily Christiansen, lots of other sisters go to him)
Dr. Hasenyager-(Linda Chaplin, Melanie Jackman, Jenna Thorsted, Kim Logfran)- Menomonee Falls
Dr. Matthew Lee- (Kim Roper)
Dr. Narayan- (Lorri Hansen)
Dr. Klatt- (Janey Ratto)
Dr. John Waeltz (Krachel Greenwood)

If you have any other OB's you'd like to add to the list of great OB's, email us and let us know.

Food Storage Promotions

I wanted to let you know about a couple of great food storage promotions going on right now! 

The first is from Honeyville Grains. They are having a case lot sale – 20% off cases.  We talked about placing an order for vital wheat gluten when we made bread.  This is the time!  Another great thing I have purchased from them in the past is the egg powder. It’s great for long term storage as well as just having on hand for when you realize you only have 2 eggs and your recipe calls for 4…  If you are interested in ordering from Honeyville, go to their website (http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/), click on case lot sale and let me know what you are interested in. Hopefully between everyone ordering I will be able to get enough to order everything by the case.  If you want something not in a case, I’m fine throwing that in and saving you the shipping.  The sale goes through next Wednesday, so I’m asking that you get your orders to me by Sunday night.  That way I have enough time to work out the order. 

The other deal is from efoods (http://www.efoodsdirect.com/patriot.aspx).  This is where I got all my dehydrated food for our 72 hour kit.  I love it because I don’t have to worry about switching the food out of my 72 hour kits for 30 years!  If you do go with dehydrated food, be aware that you will need water to prepare it, so make sure you have a water source (filter, bottles) as well as some water to take with you.  This deal is for a free patriot pack for every $329 that you spend.  The patriot pack is really a basic 72 hour kit for a family – it includes a pot, stove, fuel, and 72 servings of food packaged for you in a grab and go bucket.  They are also offering free shipping.  The best way to work this would be to find another family or two and go in together on a larger order and split it.  You could get 3 patriot packs for $380.  Divide that by 3 and you have your basic 72 hour kit about $130. Get creative and look around and you may find even better deals.  And you don’t have to replace it for 30 years!  If you are interested in going in with someone let me know and I will try to get you all connected. 

I will be putting together a big order from the bishop’s storehouse this fall, so be thinking about that as well. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you with your emergency preparedness/food storage!

Linda Chaplin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

3 BDRM apartment available

We just want to get the word out that there is a three bedroom apartment above us in our cul-de-sac available for rent.  The cost is $750/month.  Contact Regina Mass at regina.mass@gmail.com or 808-542-0213 (not before 10AM) if you are interested or if you just want more information first you can contact Teresa Gessel at tgessel2@gmail.com or 801-368-6326. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recruiting Children for Music Study

Hi everyone~

Cecilia Jojola is a first-year medical student doing her summer research project in the cochlear implant lab.

Cecilia is recruiting children with normal hearing from ages 6 to 17 to participate in a study to test children’s abilities to identify different instruments using testing software on a computer.

Participation requires one 30-minute appointment, and the child will receive a $10 Target or Walmart gift card. In addition, the driver will be reimbursed for mileage at $0.50 per mile.

If you know of any children (neighbors, friends, family, grandchildren) who would be interested in participating and/or have questions, please call me at (414) 805-8322 or email me at smleziva@mcw.edu<mailto:smleziva@mcw.edu>.

Thanks for your consideration!

Sarah Mleziva
Clinical Research Coordinator, Koss Cochlear Implant Program
Department of Otolaryngology
Medical College of Wisconsin
414.805.8322 Phone
414.805.7936 Fax

Monday, June 17, 2013

Apartment in Shorewood available

Many of you know Fred Aizen, who rents to many people in the ward.  Many of his family members also own properties throughout the greater Milwaukee area.  He has an older cousin who is looking for a tenant for her duplex in Shorewood.  She would really only like "kids from the church" to rent it.  :)
It's a 2 bedroom lower duplex in Shorewood and should be ready by August 1st.  They were thinking it would be good for Dental students.  Call Fred at 414-520-5757 for more details, or let me (Robyn) know if you know of someone who might be interested and I can get more information.