Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Kendalls! TVS on line! 8.14.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:00 pm  

New word this morning.




Great to see the family!

We used my Gorilla Cart to move my Sony TV upstairs.

My front left tire has the wear bar showing. Sent this picture to my tire guy so I’ll get a new one next week. (Actually, I’ll probably get a used one. About 1/3 the price and a lot of miles still left on it.)

I set up the Sony upstairs. Unfortunately, the cable box wasn’t putting out a HD signal. I was able to get it to work using RCA with an analog signal. Kathy can’t tell any difference. I’m going to Xfinity tomorrow to pick up a new cable box so I can get the best signal quality.

Had to call and text Xfinity to try and get it to work.

Stayed in the top 10.

Recorded an episode of Verbal Surgery called “Hinges and Levers.”

Saturday, August 13, 2022

TV Move Prep! 8.13.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:10 pm  



Nice weather!

Miles sent a text to our family about how trees can grow together. I gave him some examples from my yard.

This pair didn’t completely merge at the trunk because they’re different species.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Jets and Submarines.” Woosh!

Today’s big job was getting the place ready for my new TV and getting the room upstairs set up for my old TV. I took shots of all the connections. Really, it’s going to be super simple, just one HDMI cable. That’s it! The old days I had lots of RCA cables sending video and audio separately. HDMI will do way better when I’ve moved to my new Pioneer Ultra HD 4K TV. I still can’t get over getting this TV for $199!

I basically play everything through my PS4 and my Mac Air. I have a switch near my bed that I can change from one source to the other.

I moved everything off the area around the TV and put it on another table.

Cleaned all the cables before I use them upstairs. Actually, I won’t need any of the RCA cables. I’ll just use two HDMI cables.

The next big move was getting the old CRT TV and the stand that it’s in out of the house and move the furniture on the side to the middle. That’ll be the stand for the my old TV which is coming upstairs.

All this stuff got moved out. The TV was super heavy.

I threw one of the old VHS machines away. Who was going to need that?

Moved the TV and cabinet outside with my dolly. Indispensable really.

Once I got it outside, I was able to unscrew it and break it all apart.

I vacuumed after I moved all the stuff out.

Heavy work.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Grandgirls! Azalea! Bank! Podcast! 8.12.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:28 pm  

Watched a really weird but cool movie last night called “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.”



Went by my office to check the mail. Processed checks and got them ready to deposit.

One of the kids at the mission has me order books for him from time to time.

Miles was home early and picked the kids up with me.

I always enjoy Everly’s art.

Helped the kids at the mission with their homework. Then we played a round of hangman. I try to just speak in Spanish when we’re playing.

I had two coolers and a water cooler at Azalea. Took them to FBC Doraville to clean them properly and put them back in my storage area.

I always make sure to secure the door to the Fellowship Hall before I leave.

Went to Kroger Pharmacy to pick up some meds for Jessi.

Deposited the checks I processed.

Scrubbed my hat. I have to do that regularly. Keep it looking good!

Released Verbal Surgery “Pound of Heroes.” It’s really good!

First week of school complete! I was amazed by how much homework they had!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Jon! Grandgirls! Mission! 8.11.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:58 pm  

About a month or so ago, my neighbor had some tree guys work on his yard. On their exit, they drove over my pink magnolia tree. I’m still dealing with the damage. I cut off another big branch that was dying last night.


Mild day.

Español! One of my kids told me “Your Spanish is getting much better, Mr. Tim.” That made me feel good.

I had lunch with my buddy Jon Paul this afternoon. Jessi and Kathy also came.

K and I met the girls at the bus.

Went to McD to get the girls some food.

Rain storms missed us today!

Helped the kids at the mission. Super busy which surprised me being the first week at school. 7th graders had some really hard homework on density, mass and volume. Always tricky.

Everly did some art. Good for practicing her pen holding skills.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Anthony! Grandgirls! Bank! 8.10.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:51 pm  

As a gift to myself for completion of the grandgirls watching job, I’m getting a new 4K TV! I’ve been doing research on the situation and was shocked to see that I could get a great Pioneer 50″ TV for $199! Wow! I’ll be moviing my old TV which I got back in 2008 to our living room.



Had a great talk with my buddy Anthony in England this morning. Always fun to chat with him.

Rained hard in Chamblee today. Whole day was cloudy.

Recorded “The Desire to Let Go” this morning at Stone Mountain.

Then went to lunch at the German Bakery. I get the veggie burger which was absolutely delicious. Best ever, really!

I liked this picture in the restaurant. Germany is a beautiful place!

I’m enjoying the book “Barking up the Wrong Tree” by Eric Barker.

Ordered groceries. I’ll pick them up this evening.

Went by the church to check the mail. Lots of checks. PTL! Signed and processed all of them.

Picked up the grandgirls at the bus. Interesting reflection.

I gave them the money that they had made from their little store we have during The Show with the teams. Big pile of $1 bills is fun!

They are a hoot!

Took them to Chick Fil A. Poured down on us when we got home.

The kids don’t have any homework yet, so after Miles got home I hit the road.

Deposited checks.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Doctor! Podcast! Grandgirls! Azalea! 8.9.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:46 pm  



Nice weather today.

I recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Illegitimate Limitations” this morning.

Then took Jessi to the doctor for a wellness check. She’s doing great!

I liked the plants at the doctor’s office.

J and I called View Point Health to check on getting some legal help for disability for her.

We met the grandgirls at the bus. They had a fun day.

I always find these polypores interesting. They’re a type of mushroom.

I started the after-school program back up! Had a good crowd of kids. They didn’t have any home work, we practiced multiplication tables.

Big thunderstorms surrounded us.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Bank! Podcast! Crown! First Day! 8.8.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:52 pm  

Penelope and Everly started school today! Awesome!



Jessi and I went to the PNC bank today. I had to square away some details on the mortgage payment. Got it all figured out but it wasn’t easy, even for the bankers. I had to pay all of August today and near the end of the month I’ll pay for all of September THEN it should start working correctly with bi-weekly bank drafts.

I thought their lirope was lovely.

Dropped Jessi back home then went to Stone Mountain to record “A Pound of Heroes.”

Then to Tucker Family Dental to deal with the crown that kept falling off. Turned out I had to get fully numbed up and Dr. Jeon had to completely redo the base for the new crown. He said that I didn’t have to pay for this work. PTL!

They took my blood pressure which was a little high on the top end.

I had a good talk with my Mom this morning. Always fun!

Looks to be rainy for a while. Fantastic clouds this morning. Couldn’t find a good place to pull over in my car to shoot it.

Transported a squirrel.

Came home, made myself a sandwich and rested. The morning was pretty stressful. Glad to have it behind me. I have to go back in two weeks to get the permanent crown put on.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Hummingbirds! Podcast! Schedule! 8.7.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:20 pm  

I needed to hear this today.

Powerful thunderstorms last night.


Cooler morning.


Today while I was studying, a hummingbird flew right over to where I sit on the front porch, hovered in front of me, looked at me, then shot away. I decided I’d better go clean and refill their bottles.

I also cleaned and refilled all the bird baths and the suet cake. As you might be able to tell, I also scrape some on the base of the trees for the birds that don’t like to perch on a vertical surface, like doves.

My mailbox and post were getting a lot of algae on it. Scrubbed it off with Ajax and a sponge.

Looking good!

The vacant lot at the beginning of our subdivision was finally cut. I sent a letter to the county along with a neighbor friend of ours. The owner had to be fined before he did it.

I bought some used shirts for Kathy to wear to work. I took the sleeves off of one of the shirts to make it cooler for her. I cut right on the outside of the sleeve hem. Looked pretty good.

I’ve got to go back to the PNC bank to make sure everything is ok with debiting my account for my mortgage. It was supposed to be debited on the 1st. It still hasn’t been done, so I’ve got an appointment for tomorrow morning to make sure it’s ok.

Released Verbal Surgery -963- “The Marvelous Mouth.”

So good!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Español! Podcast! 8.6.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:48 pm  


Repaired holes in my comforter.


I saw this weather forecast and decided I’d better mow the yard. I’ve been putting it off for weeks.

My machine is not running well. Probably needs a spark plug (which I have) and a new air filter. Since it still does the job, I’m uptight about messing with it and then it not running at all.

Super heavy and tall.

I actually did twice this amount of time. This was how long I mowed. I still picked up sticks, cut down a dead shrub and blew the driveway and deck.

As I was picking up sticks, I started having a lot of yellow jackets fly around me. Got the bug spray and sprayed the hell out of them.

This azalea died and another shrub was growing in its place. Cut everything down except for a little bit of the azalea that was still living and a volunteer willow oak. Not sure why the azalea died. It was a big one.

The corner looked really straggly.

The little oak should be pretty happy there.

There were a lot of cuttings.

Blew the driveway.

And the deck.

Showered, ate a sandwich and rested. That was some hard work.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Grandgirls! J! Keswick! Fernbank! 8.5.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:41 pm  

Today marks the end of a major chapter in my life. For over two years, I’ve been getting up early in the morning and meeting Ashley and the grandgirls at Global Mall and taking care of them all day long. As of Monday, they both start school! I’ll be there to pick them up from the bus stop at 2:30 PM. But the early mornings are officially over except for when there are school breaks.



Paid bills.

Some of Penelope’s art from yesterday.


Took the grandgirls over to Keswick park this morning. I picked them up at Azalea because Ashley wasn’t feeling well. I think she had the same thing I was dealing with all day on Wednesday.

We went by McDonalds to get some breakfast and ate it at my office at FBC Doraville.

Then to the park below the church.

Went back to my house to pick up Jessi. We’d been talking about going over to Fernbank today to see the T. Rex exhibit for weeks! Started out with lunch at El T. The girls and I just ate some chips and a bit of quesadilla. We were still full from breakfast.

Fernbank! Tyrannosaurs!

First time for the girls in a real movie theatre. IMAX! We watched a film about Ireland. It was ok.

Cool interactive exhibits for the kids at Fernbank.

Picked up some meds for Ashley.

Hot today!

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