August 4, 2017
This morning we had four missionary apartment inspections in San Ysidro and Imperial Beach. We made some quick inspections because we had travel in between. Sister Packham, one of the sister missionaries in Imperial Beach, and Elder Fanning share a great grandfather, John Packham, which makes them cousins. That was fun to find out. We used the Family Search App in the MTC to find Relatives Near You. We found out that we were related to everyone in our district and our instructors. Elder Fanning and Sister Fanning are even distant cousins.
We took the scenic route and drove up the strand on the ocean side of San Diego Bay to Coronado to find the Naval Amphibious Base. We drove across the Coronado Bridge. We drove on to the Mission Office. We had a letter about our apartment lease renewal, which needed to be passed on to Elder Cummings. We also turned in the apartment inspection forms.
We stopped at a McDonald’s for lunch. We had to be back to the apartment by 1 pm so we could welcome the Direct TV installer.
While he was there, Sister Fanning went to a walk-in clinic to get her prescription renewed. She was not impressed with the office staff. It took 2½ hours. When the doctor came in, he apologized for the wait. He said it was not usually that busy. He was very nice, gave her a quick exam, took her medical history, made sure she had a regular doctor, and filled the prescription. One of his best friends is Mormon, so we had a discussion about what we are doing here.
Sister Fanning got the name of the doctor here who looks after the missionaries. He is a family doctor, so he has a regular practice. She made an appointment with him so we can both go see him to get referrals and regular care. He is on vacation for a couple of weeks, so we can’t get in to see him until later in the month.
Sister Fanning stopped at Cold Stone Creamery on the way home. After the marathon doctor’s office wait, she decided to have ice cream for dinner. She took a cup of ice cream home for Elder Fanning and her.
We were able to relax for the evening and continue to organize and unpack. We went to bed on time.