Whirlwind Missions

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Recording! Girls! Edit!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:40 am  

I studied Spanish and Swahili Friday morning.

Continues to rain. Another 1″ from Thursday night.

Went to FBC Mountain Park to finish recording the audio version of Story Tim. I’m sure I’ll go back to record some sections again that I’m not satisfied with.

I came home and cut some small branches that were hanging over my driveway.

Can you tell where I cut?

Gassed up my car on the way to lunch. Ashley took my car to go ride the horses. We enjoyed eating together at Hot N Cold.

GREAT to have ALL my girls together!

My Mom and I listened to sixteen chapters of my book and checked for any mistakes.

I’m taking the files I recorded, checking them, putting a title on them and putting them in order.

It’s a big job. Every change takes time.

All time high score in Battlefront 2. Sometimes I just can’t be beaten.

I did my admin duties for Friday on Saturday morning. I’ll be taking my Mom to the airport Saturday afternoon. : ( Sure am glad she got to come spend a week with us!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recon! Penelope!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:25 pm  

Wednesday, I studied Spanish and Swahili.

I recorded another ten chapters in my book Story Tim.

It’s been great to work over at FBC Mountain Park!

My Mom and I went to Chamblee to meet up with Ashley and the girls.

I left them at Hippo Hop to have fun, while I went to do a recon of the apartments. This car was in the parking lot.

I enjoyed seeing managers that I haven’t talked with in a while. Lots of work to be done at these locations!

I have to keep careful notes of where I went and what they said.

I stopped in to have a chat and drink some coffee with some of my favorite people: Ian and Ruthie North and their sons!

Then over to Ashley’s house to see the girls and pick up my Mom and Penelope.

Deposited checks on the way home.

Penelope is always so much fun. She liked my brain jello mold “hat.”

We spend a lot of time at the park. Good exercise and socializing. I loved this shot.

She’s a climber and totally intrepid.

One of the kids at the park was having a birthday party. They gave her a hat. She just looked at them with her big eyes and they started giving her stuff. Typical.

I sure do love her!

I woke up at about 4:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep for about an hour. Studied languages.

I liked this sticker.

She loves her new shoes.

This evening, Jesse and I saw Solo. We both really liked it.

Admin duties now. I’ll still download the recordings I did on Wednesday to get my recorder ready for tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book! Girls! Recon!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:48 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili.

Went to FBC Mountain Park to record ten more chapters of my book Story Tim.

My coffee cup started leaking. Sucks! I traded the top with another cup, I’ll see how that works tomorrow!

I had a dream last night that I was singing this song. It’s kind of my theme tune.

Had lunch with Ashley and the girls and my Mom at Buford Highway Farmers Market. My Mom watched the girls while Ashley worked on the computer and while I went and talked with apartment managers.

I went to four new locations. A couple of our established places said we can no longer come there because of liability issues. It happens.
I talked with one of our church partners about helping them get some traction in the community. Not sure they really want to. It’s hard to reach people that speak another language!

Did a lot of driving. Gassed up my car.

Had a great reception at Carmel Creek! This is an apartment community that I’ve wanted to work in for years!

Most of our established locations were happy to see us!

This will be another new location!

Had Vietnamese food with my Mom this evening before we came home. Really heavy rain and bad traffic made us wait. We ate and still got home about the same time as if we had waited in traffic!
Admin duties now.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Girls! Book!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:26 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili this morning.

Making progress in Swahili!

It’s hard.
The girls came by this morning for a visit! Always a blessing.

Penelope was practicing her sorting skills.

After lunch, I went to FBC Mountain Park to work on the audio version of my book Story Tim. I recorded twenty one chapters!

I work in the dark with a small desk light because the flourscent bulbs have a bad buzz.
I had to work on editing the book because this chapter was incorrectly numbered as 17. Fixed now!
Had over 1″ of rain yesterday in about an hour!

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery late this afternoon.
Took Kathy, Jesse and my Mom out for pizza this evening.

Also released a new edition of Verbal Surgery -559- “Mini Maximums.”Normally I’d do that tomorrow morning, but I’m trying to save me some time tomorrow. I plan on going to vote!
Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Admin duties now.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Penelope! Story Tim!

Tim A. Cummins @ 4:40 pm  

Sunday morning, I was up early with Penelope! After my Mom and Kathy got up, we all went to the park. It was a fun time.

I think she like playing at the dog park the best. Funny!

Miles and Ashley came by to pick her up after lunch. I rested then started working on admin duties. That included checking email, posting pictures, editing video and sending the email to the team with all the links.
Watered all my plants.
Still working on Story Tim audio that I recorded on Friday. I corrected the chapter title numbers. I had forgotten Chapter 16.

It was pretty hard but I figured it out.
Uploaded the corrected edition to Kindle.

Put the new fitted sheet on my bed.

Did a review of how the book will look on the Kindle.

I had downloaded the files from my recorder onto my computer on Friday. I titled each file and put them in the correct folder.

Took the family out to eat at Waffle House.

Went to Walmart to pick up a new air mattress for Jesse.

Added material to my Twitter feed. I have enough through the middle of July.
Finished up my admin duties.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

N. Gwinnett Church! Penelope!

Tim A. Cummins @ 4:35 pm  

On Saturday, I had ALL my girls with me doing ministry! That includes my Mom, Kathy, Ashley, Penelop and Everly!

We met up with tour teams from N. Gwinnett Church and Jodeco Road BC at FBC Doraville. Ashley and I had a great time briefing the team!

We took the teams to Penang restaurant for lunch.

Then to Asian Square!

Went to CD Tower to see where the Buddhists buy their idols.

One of the team members from Jodeco Road BC wasn’t feeling well, so they couldn’t finish the rest of the day. Sorry for that!
Then to China Town!

They loved the Serenity Garden and calligraphy.

The air show was in Chamblee during the mission time!

By the time I got the Fellowship Hall cleaned up and organized the team had finished at the missions. Hated to see that!

Had a great time with the Kendalls at their house.

Then took Penelope home with me to the spend the night. Everly came over for a while too! They liked the hammock!

Studied Spanish late last Saturday night.

Rained over 2.4″ this weekend.

Fell asleep around 10:30pm. About an hour later I woke up and Penelope was also asleep!
No admin duties Saturday night.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Podcast! Language! P&E! Nana!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:00 pm  

Released Verbal Surgery -558- “Leak Tweak” last night.
Repair your behavior with these practical ideas!
Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Studied Swahili and Spanish.

Blew the garage and driveway before the girls came over.

Downloaded the recorded section of my new book Story Tim onto my computer.
Gave myself a haircut.

Enjoyed being with Kathy and the girls at the park.

Saw this big ol’ snapping turtle at the park. Have no idea how it got this far from the lake. He was stuck in the fence area by the play ground.


I saw this Red Shinned Hawk trying to get at something. Jay birds kept dive bombing it. Couldn’t find what it was looking for.

Picked up my mom, Peggy Cummins today! WOOT!

My good friends Charlie and Jodie Steger brought her all the way from Texas. She’ll fly back next Saturday! TOO SOON!
Went to Plaza Fiesta to eat. Penelope and I had fun. She got scared in the big play ground section. LOTS of kids were there. I raced up to rescue her and about knocked myself out when I ran into a low hanging metal bar. Man, did it hurt. Here she’s hitting the pinata!

Great to have my Mom home!

Dig the Jesus photo bomb!
Admin duties now. Team tomorrow!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Recording! Girls! Bradford Gwinnett! Deadpool 2! 5.17.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:11 am  

Studied Spanish and Swahili.

Went to FBC Mountain Park to work on the recording of my book, Story Tim.

Had a fun lunch with the girls!

I love Penelope’s little pigtails.
Went to the dentist to get the crown prep done.

Between sections of the procedure, I’d study languages.

Everything is looking good. I’ll go back in two weeks to get the permanent one installed.
My next assignment wasn’t till 4pm. Went to White Windmill to get a treat. Then to Lowes to look at flowers.

Had a great meeting with my friends Chester from One Heart Church, and Joy with Bradford Gwinnett apartment’s SPARC program.

Jesse and I went to see Deadpool 2 this evening. I liked it, but it’s a R rated movie and pretty rough language.

This is actually a cup. I love it.

Dropped off Kathy’s truck at T&G to get the oil changed.

Put the trash on the street. I’m packing it in over the weeks to get rid of all of the stuff I had in my basement and back yard.
Also gave a second coat of silicon caulk to the front wall of the shower. It was definitely leaking this morning when I tried it. Please, Lord. Let it work this time! I put it on extra thick, then will trim it later.

My Mom is coming into town tomorrow! Woot!
Admin duties now.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Flood! Audible! Shower!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:20 pm  

Seems like today had a water theme.

Studied Swahili and Spanish this morning. I got this email from Duolingo today. I corrected one of their answers.

I keep making progress in Swahili.


For my Brit friends.

I got water in my house this morning. It was leaking in from one of the downspouts. Jesse helped me rig up a series of tarps to keep the water from getting in until I can get my gutter man over here to replace them.

They have to be a least 45 years old!
The tarps keeps any leaks out and funnel all the water away from the house.

Man, did seeing that make me happy!

Last week, I found a place to do my recording: FBC Mountain Park!

It doesn’t sound quite as good as a real studio, but good enough!
The requirements for the settings for the recording are quite stringent.

The flourescent lights in the room had a pretty bad buzz. I went to Walmart to get a desk light so I didn’t have to run them. This is a clip on light I got for Jesse’s plants.

Needs a bulb!

I had a problem with the sheet ripping on my bed. The foam mattress was very degraded and crumbling. I repaired the sheet and flipped the mattress. A lot better now!

Did more caulking when I got home.
Currently, I’m checking on the shower repair. I’m giving it a few minutes to make sure the repair is ok! I’ll stop and go check it now. My heart is beating a little fast!
YES!! Still dry! Now I hope that when I check the front wall of the shower it will still be ok. I had the front wall covered with a thin sheet of plastic while I took a shower to verify that the side wall was fixed. Which it looks like it is. What a blessing.
Water inside the house and outside the house tight and dry. Yeah, baby!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Podcast! LIVE! Penelope! Shopping! Shower!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:18 pm  

Release a new edition of Verbal Surgery -557- “Skill Thrill.”

Learn something new and have fun! Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Studied Spanish and Swahili.

At Evergreen Lakes where I record, I’ve enjoyed watching the little geese grow up.

Look like dinosaurs.

Went LIVE on Facebook.

Enjoyed watching Penelope. Fun to see the girls!

Penelope and I watched these fire ants for a while.

Penelope got to meet the Chicfila cow!

Captured and released squirrel #31.

Went to Lowes to get more caulk for the shower.

Deposited checks into the Whirlwind account. Amen!

Went to Walmart to get groceries.
Then to Mountain Park Pool to vote in the Democratic Primary. I want to do everything I can to help take back Washington.

Came home and put all the groceries up.

Worked on the shower. It has still been leaking. Today I bought some thin plastic sheeting to determine exactly where the leak is.

First I covered the entire shower.

Even plugged the drain.

NO leak! That meant that all the internal plumbing was just fine. AMEN!

The material in the basement was completely dry.

Then uncovered the back wall.

No leak.
Then the side wall. First it didn’t leak. Then I got in so the water hit the higher part of the wall. Then it leaked.

It’s not much water. It’s about the width of your hand. Just the smallest bit.

I took out the plastic to let it dry.

I’ll cover the front wall again and put the water to it and hopefully it won’t leak once the caulk has dried.

It’s drying now.

I also redid the caulk around the sink. I used white rather than clear.

Took a long time to complete that job. LORD, please let it not leak tomorrow!
Admin duties now.

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