Whirlwind Missions

Monday, May 29, 2023

Español! Walk! Anthony! Podcast! Bike! Don! 5.29.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:47 pm  

Worked hard last week. Had some competition, but she couldn’t keep up the pace.


Research on how to be happy.


I got in touch with the remaining news people that were in my group at WTOC between 1989-1993, Dawn Baker and Ron Wallace. They were good friends. I’m glad they’re still doing well.


Walked 1.70 miles.

Recorded a new podcast called “I Don’t Care.” Neutral is sometimes the best strategy.

Had a good chat with my buddy Anthony.

Podcast in Spanish.

Got together with my cousin Don Duvall. Kathy got some inheritance money from her Aunt Orene. She was really special to us.

The kids are having fun at the beach.

Great weather today.

I had a long ride today on my bike. 16.87 miles. That’s a lot. Nearly two hours.

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Walk! Anthony! Podcast! Walk! 5.28.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:04 pm  

I read about an interesting website that collects and rates by usage all the top AI sites.


Today I realized that this wasn’t just one file cabinet but two back to back. I have no idea what’s in the back one.

Fabulous day.


The Kendalls are beach bound!

Walked 1.70 miles.

Had a fun talk with my buddy Anthony.

Just keep listening.

Interesting. Not surprising.

I cut some gardenia flowers this morning.

Biked 11.84 miles. Hard ride today.

I recorded “Banana Plants” this morning at Stone Mountain. Downloaded it to my MacBook Air.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Español! Walk! Bike! 5.27.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:58 pm  

My buddy Anthony in England confirmed that this is true.

I work harder when the competition is tight.


Everly is my organizer.

I’ll miss my girls while they’re on vacation at the beach! I’m glad that they have parents that love them so much.

Beautiful day. Windy!

Walked 1.72 miles.

According to Duolingo, I read nearly 5,000 of these sentences out loud. That exercise has really increased my pronunciation.

I had a good talk with Anthony. He always cracks me up.


My new favorite podcast.

This game was recommended to me. I got it to play with the girls.

These look interesting to me.

Rode my bike 5.77 miles. I would’ve gone further, but I got cold.

We’ll see if she keeps trying to catch up tomorrow. She’ll have to put the 1,000 points plus my normal amount every day which is around 1,500. Doubt that will happen.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

PE! Library Park! Stone Mountain Show! 5.26.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:24 am  

Had a great time with the girlies today!



Waffle House with K and the grandgirls.

Library Park!

Goodwill for new bike helmets. I got a new hat: Lifeguard! Groovy.

Deposited checks.

Evergreen for pool and exercise in the gym.

German Bakery with their new wallets.

I’m glad Miles and Ashley had some alone time. They are really great parents.

Stone Mountain for Dinosaurs, 4D show and special Memorial Day weekend laser/drone and fireworks show!

Gorgeous weather, but got pretty cool in the evening.

We had so much fun at the Park.

Train ride!

Ready for the big show!

Drone show was cool!

Fireworks! Lasers!

We didn’t get home till nearly 11:00 PM! We were whipped.

Keep pushing!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Español! PE! Summer Day #1! Stone Mountain! 5.25.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:24 pm  


Cool morning.

Español at Azalea!

Walked 1.59 miles.

Ashely had the girls packed up and ready to go after some kisses!

Got gas and checked the oil back in Stone Mountain. Then went to Walmart to get fruit.

We also got a hula hoop!

Good to see Momo!

Got the annual super tickets for the girls!

Up the Sky Ride!

Campsite Three for some tree climbing.

Bubble Gum Rock. The girls loved climbing the boulders.

Campsite One!

We climbed down from the top of the mountain then walked about two miles to get back to where we had parked the car.

Lot of exercise!

Hot and Cold for lunch.

Rested at home then back to Stone Mountain to swim at Evergreen.

We stopped at the Golf Club to see the sunset and feed the goose.

Back and forth. I thought the main competition would be with the lady is in #3. We’ll see if she lasts. She didn’t the previous week.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Walk! Pharmacy! Party! PE! Two Bridges! 5.24.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:07 pm  

Good team work.

I regularly get the sheets on K’s bed straightened out.



Swept the kitchen.

Walked 3.10 miles and studied Spanish.

Good RX worked great at Publix! I also got the supplies for the popsicle party. I was glad I got a chunk of dry ice. That seems to really keep everything frozen.

Listening to a new podcast. More Mexican Spanish.

Chat with my Mom today. We’ve been missing each other the last couple of times.

Beauty day.

Treated my Pink Magnolia at Azalea with the fungicide again. My guess is I’m going to have to do that regularly with this wet, humid weather.

It’s definitely better but you can still see traces of the problem. Kind of a white powder.

Drenched all the surfaces.

Enjoyed eating at Taco Veloz with the salsa verde.

Progress on the condos across the street.

Today was the last day of school. I had a popsicle party for the kids and moms. Everyone loved it. Except for the man who usually sells popsicles to the kids!

Love my girls!

Great to see my buddy Mustak from the old days! He’s doing really well.

Took the grandgirls to Two Bridges Park. They just opened their splash park last weekend. They had fun but said the water was really cold.

We had a good time in the regular part of the park too.

Checked the mail at my office.

Just keep going. It’s all about consistent effort.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Walk! Banana Plants! Groceries! 5.23.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:32 pm  

I sure have enjoyed my Mac Air! The best part is how it talks to my iPhone!

Little drizzly today.



Kathy got her truck repaired! The starter had to be replaced. They also worked on the transmission seal. Cost about $700 in all. Ouch. I’m on a first name basis with all the mechanics there!

Walked 1.72 miles.

Still working on get medicine for Jessi squared away.

I didn’t go into Chamblee today because of Kathy being without a car. Miles covered picking up the girls. I’m planning on having a party for the kids tomorrow since it’s the last day of school. Summer is here!

Still listening to podcasts in Spanish all the time. I discovered a new one that I’m looking forward to hearing soon.

I’m planning on doing a Popsicle party tomorrow for the kids. Got the ice chest cleaned out.

Kathy said she wanted to use my old suitcase to put stuff to go to Goodwill in. I put it on the table for her.

Man, did I work hard today! I dug three holes in preparation for planting my three little banana trees. I first figured out where I wanted them to be.

Dug around the pots to determine where the holes would go.

The hard part. Yow!

I actually worked for over forty-five minutes.

Picked up Kathy from work around 6:00 PM then went to T&G to pick up and pay for her car.

Then went to get the groceries at Walmart.

I got two bags of potting soil to put in the holes where I’m planting the banana trees.

Reset one of my plant timers.

I recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Tiny Picture.” Downloaded it onto my Mac Air this evening.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Walk! Anthony! Yard! Plants! 5.22.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:51 pm  

Ashley contacted us this morning. Everly wasn’t feeling well so she stayed home with her today. I stayed home to take care of K who also isn’t feeling well. Turned out lucky because K’s car is still in the shop. So far they still haven’t been able to figure out why it wouldn’t start Saturday evening and had to be towed. It started for them just fine. Weird.

Great effort last week. Came in second place.

I went over 1,000,000 XP total points today. That’s rare for a person to do. Almost all of those points have been made in the last two years.

We look forward to this.



Felt like it was getting ready to rain all day long. Never did at my house.

I’m thinking I need to plant my banana trees. I think they’re getting root bound. I need to get more soil first. You dig a hole bigger than the pot and line it with good potting soil. That lets the plant adapt to the new soil conditions a little more gradually.

I asked Miles about it to since he’s an arborist.

Walked 1.71 miles.

Had a fun talk with my buddy Anthony.

I called Publix and J’s doctor about her meds. Still haven’t gotten it taken care of.

I contacted RODE about my new microphone for my iPhone. I have to do a firmware update on my mic before it’ll work. I need to have a new cable to interface with the mic and my Mac. Ordered that too. I had to know the model and what OS I was currently using before I talked with RODE about my mic.

Getting these cables is kind of complicated. USB-C to Thunderbolt or USB-4. Male to male adaptor.

Also had to download the RODE Central app onto my Mac Air.

Cleaned all of my birdbaths.

One of my little tea roses is looking fantastic.

Future beauty.

Watered my indoor garden.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Anthony! Washing Machine! Windshield! Bike! Podcast! 5.21.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:33 pm  

Next week I will go over 1,000,000 points on Duolingo! Astonishing! I work on lessons about twelve hours a week and listen to broadcasts in Spanish about ten hours a week (often double that!)

What will be happening soon.



Had a good chat with my buddy Anthony.

Lovely weather.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Dream Team.”

From time to time our washing machine kind of smells weird. Got these tablets to work on that problem.

Last week on my way home, a car threw up a rock and chipped my windshield. I got a kit to fix it. We’ll see how it goes!

The chip was pretty deep. I may need to do a bit more tomorrow. It needs full sun to really set the resin.

Prepped my bike for a ride. I wiped down all the surfaces with WD40 and checked the air pressure in my tires.

I’ve had this bike over twenty-five years. It’s been great.

I listened to this podcast today.

I rode my bike 7.85 miles. I put in a LOT of time this week.

As I predicted, I’ll come in second place this week. It’s the finals of the monthly tournament.

I downloaded the episode I recorded this afternoon onto my Mac Air.

I released a new edition called “The Code.” Excellent!

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Walk! Anthony! Mail Box! Bike! Tow! 5.20.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:07 pm  

The silver section is the part that the doctor will put under Jessi’s scalp on June 22nd.

We got the date for the surgery confirmed last night.

I thought this was an interesting part of Seth Godin’s blog.

Climate change with an El Niño in effect is going to be really harsh.

I’ve been listening to this podcast a lot lately. They are from Mexico which sounds quite different from the Spain Spanish I’ve been listening to for years.



Had a fun chat with my buddy Anthony. He’s in London today.

I got my new suitcase in. I transferred the stuff from my old one into it.

This bag served me well, but a wheel busted rendering it basically useless. It’ll head for the dump on Tuesday.

Cleaned my shoes.

Walked 1.72 miles while I studied.

This will be cool!

Warm today. Some sprinkles this evening.

Ordered some new safety glasses.

Replaced the mounting system for my mailbox. Cleaned off the old board and screws.

Took the old screws out of the mailbox board.

Got my tools out. Included the extension cords, drill and screws/nails.

This is the new mounting board that I primed with spray paint yesterday.

Took the old screws out of the mailbox.

Hammered the mounting board into the stand. I pre-drilled holes to keep the board from splitting.

Drilled holes for the new screws.

Sturdy! I need to clean the mail box off again.

I cleaned out the box I keep my outdoor tools and extension cords today.

Put everything back in the box. Now it will close!

Rode my bike 12.12 miles. Listened to the Piolin Spanish podcast.

I tried to get my new Rode microphone to work with my iPhone today. Never could get my phone to connect to the external mic. I’ll have to call tech support on Monday.

Kathy went to get some cold medicine and her truck wouldn’t start. I came to jump her off, to no avail. Had to get a tow truck from AAA to get her car. Took about three hours of waiting before he showed up.

I redid the timer for one set of my plants.

Keep pushing.

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