Whirlwind Missions

Monday, July 31, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Installation! Mail Out! Pool!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:54 pm  

Got up early and studied Portuguese. I can really see progress!

I’m really enjoying ClozeMaster. It’s way harder than DuoLingo.

Recorded a new podcast!

A terrific edition that will be released next week called, “Ear Steering!” I’m enjoying recording and putting them “in the vault.”

I installed a strip to keep two pieces of carpet in the hall down. Seems to be working well so far!

I also installed a handle to help Kathy get in and out of the house.

Vacuumed the house.

Cleaned the glass door.

Went to Ashley’s house to work on her wifi and complete the layout for the big mail out. It will go to 741 different churches. Remember me working on the Research List all those hundreds of hours? It’s that list!

Always great to see the Magnificent Baby. I remember when Kathy bought her those pink cowboy boots. I didn’t think she’d ever fit in them. Now she does!

Hung out at the pool for about thirty minutes. Great to have it so close! The water helps Kathy’s hip.

Played some Battlefront. Haven’t played much lately. I was owning everyone.

When I was shopping at Walmart for groceries, I found a guy’s iPhone 7+ which is MY phone!

I knew he must be freaking out. I turned it into Customer Service. As I was walking back to my cart, I noticed a guy frantically feeling for his phone in his pockets. “You missing a phone? I just turned it in office.” Wow, did he ever look relieved!

Seems like a get groceries nearly every day. It’s because I have to get fresh fruits and vegetables all the time.
Put the new episode of Verbal Surgery in my “Vault.”
Admin duties now.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Podcast! Penelope! Bike! Portuguese! 7.29-30.17

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:46 pm  

Started out my Saturday morning early studying Portuguese!


Saturday I recorded a new podcast! I love to hear myself talk!

It was fantastic to be back at Evergreen Lake to record.

Did the grocery shopping. This struck me as funny.

Penelope spent the day and evening with us Saturday. I had such fun playing with her. We enjoyed the sprinkler. Then took her to the swimming pool. She liked the hot tub the best.

Came home to paint Kathy’s toes. Penelope was very interested and let me do hers, too!

She crashed around 10pm. Me, too. She woke up about 4:30am and wouldn’t go back to sleep. We watched the Jungle Book. At 6:00am I took her upstairs to change her diaper. Kathy was awake by then and took charge. I went back to sleep for several hours. Too tired to make church today.

Studied Portuguese.

Cumulative effect.

I took Penelope on walk about to explore the neighborhood. I didn’t have my camera with me. I was wearing swim trunks.

Kathy took her home around 2:45pm.

I rested and played some Battlefront.

Around 6:00pm I went for a 12.75 mile bike ride. Felt great outside. Wasn’t very hot.

Admin duties now.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Bike! Chores! 7.28.17

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:15 pm  

Woke up early to study Portugese!
Studied verb forms.

Released a new edition of Verbal Surgery -475- “Boom goes the dynoMIGHT!”

Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Went to Stone Mountain to record a new edition called “I Can, I WILL!” Good one!

There was a conference at the hotel. Tons of tech stuff.

Listened to Portuguese and relaxed by the pool for a half hour.

I liked this little cabin by the hotel.

Largest single rock in the world!

Added new addresses to my email newsletter list.

Also to the snail mail list.

Printed and labeled the envelopes for this month’s newsletter.

Cleaned and refilled the bird feeders.

Rode 16.88 miles. A new record for me.

Sorted Kathy’s meds.

Cleaned the fish tank.

Admin duties now.

I’ve been going to bed really early. Tired, but feel great!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Portuguese! DDAY! Plaza Fiesta! Final Team!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:07 pm  

I worked on Portuguese this morning. Steady progress.


Secrets of LIFE!

Enjoyed briefing our team from Silverdale BC this morning. Gave the leader gifts!

Talking about Catholicsm as practiced in Mexico!

Penelope loved the girls!

And signing the Landing Pad!

Rabbi mode as I annoint their heads with oil from the Holy Land.

Giving their cards to Jesus.

On Safari to Plaza Fiesta!

Always something I’ve never seen before in my life.

Ashley and I struck the set for The Show.

The Big Globe made it through another season!

The team helped me put stamps on the envelopes.

They donated baseball equipment.

Ashley helped me clean the Fellowship Hall. Swept and scrubbed bathrooms and the whole downstairs. Mopped dirty spots and the bathrooms.

Final job is to take out the trash.

Dropped off the book bags from Perimeter Church at Azalea.

Drove through Shallowford Gardens on the way to check the team. Massive fire there about a week ago. All the residents were having to move anyway. There is a new elementary school being built on that location. Then a fire destroys many family’s belongings. Sad.

Came home to work on admin duties.

I was planning on riding but looked like a big thunderstorm was coming my way. Weird how weather can suddenly change course or dissapate.

I still need to write my newsletter and edit video. Plenty to do!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Portuguese! Silverdale! Global Mall! Al Madina! Flat!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:11 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning.

I’m enjoying using ClozeMaster too!

Singing! “Launch yourself, JACK!”

Had a great time with our team this morning. I always have a fun with going into Rabbi Mode!

Ashley is always awesome!

Red Thread Ceremony is always special, particulary with kids and parents!

Took them on Safari to Global Mall and the Shiv Mandir.

Also visited the Middle East at Al Madina!

Ashley’s truck got a flat. I worked on getting that fixed.

Then to the mission to check on the team.

Hot day! Felt like 101!

Went to Walmart to pick up a few things. Seems like a go there daily.

I listen to these stories on my way home.

Came back home to ride my bike. Always a challenge!

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Portuguese! Silverdale! Asian Square! China Town! Missions!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:31 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning! Keep on keeping on, brain! Using DuoLingo and ClozeMaster.

Uploaded a new edition of Verbal Surgery this morning! Check out ““INprovement!” Fast ways to get where you want to be!

My neighbor finished his fence today. It’s huge.

Enjoyed briefing our team on Hinduism and Buddhism.

Took them to Penang for lunch.

Then to Asian Square and China Town.

They’re doing a great job at the missions!

Set up for The Show for tomorrow.

Did some shopping.

Went to the Post Office to get stamps.

Dropped off a package to return to Amazon.

Rode 11.04 miles on my bike.

Admin duties now.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Portuguese! Silverdale! Westside! BHFM!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:29 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning! Worked on DuoLingo with adjectives and verbs.

Enjoyed briefing our teams from Chattanooga and our local team from my church, Westside BC!

Took them on Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Then to the missions!

They’re doing a great job, especially the young kids!

At my second location, I realized I was missing my notecards that I keep in my pocket. Includes my to do list as well as a group of titles for Verbal Surgery. I can always figure out the to do list again, but those titles would be gone. Decided to try and find them. My first stop was back to the BHFM. I drove around the parking lot and spotted them!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

100! Westside! Letters! Bike! The Show!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:08 pm  

Today marked 100 days of studying Portuguese with DuoLingo! Wow!

I also discovered another program called “ClozeMaster” which tests you on vocabulary. Pretty cool!

Went to Westside BC this morning.

I noticed a couple of djembes last week. This morning, I walked up to the front and started wailing away on one of them. People seemed to like it. Although I don’t do it for them, I do it for HIM!

Then Pastor Ben called me and John up to sing a spontaneous trio of Worthy of Praise. Normally, that’s easy. I have to admit singing the parts acapela was a little more challenging. Certainly not a problem for me. All those hundreds of hours in choirs kick in!

Pastor Ben spoke on building your heritage.

Came home to work on the email and snail mail list additions from last week.

Also added updates to my Twitter feed. I think it can run almost through November now!

Then went on a 13.41 mile bike ride.

I had RunKeeper set on Hiking which is what I use when I mow. It must have thought I was a super human hiker!

Then to the church to set up for our final week of The Show. Wish we could just keep on going. Incredible how much I love to hear myself talk. And it’s just SO much fun being with Ashley and Penelope. Never know what that baby will come up with! And Ashley, well she’s a direct gift from GOD!

Admin duties now.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Portuguese! Groceries! Tree Limbs! Feeders!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:19 pm  

Penelope spent the night with me last night. Always a blessing!

I studied Portuguese pronouns.

Took out the trash.

Got Kathy’s medicine.

Cleaned and took back the carpet cleaner.

Cut tree limbs in the back yard. Hard job. I oiled up the cutter. You can tell it’s been a while!

I couldn’t reach the really high one I wanted to cut.

This picture does not do justice to the amount of stuff I cut.

Did the grocery shopping.

Filled the bird feeders. The hummingbirds drink four feeders in about five days!

Some of the suet I scrape on the tree.

I hooked up the switch for my internet, TV and PS4. Still doesn’t get the speeds it should.
Cleaned and repainted my shoes.

Admin duties now.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mow! Carpets! Penelope!

Tim A. Cummins @ 3:23 pm  

Studied Portugese.

Ever closer!

Thursday evening I mowed the yard.

Blew and cleaned up.

Looked pretty good at the end.

Harder than just walking for sure!

Also got a new hose.

Lasted until Friday and burst. What waste of money.
Friday morning I uploaded a new podcast!

“Fear of Failure” is what stops most people from eaven trying. Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to Facebook.

I edited the video of the team from last week.

Got it on YouTube and sent the final email to the team.

Friday, Jesse and I cleaned the carpet.

Vacuumed and then cleaned the vacuum cleaner. Metaphysical!

Went to Lowes to get the machine.

Jesse did a lot of deep scrubbing. Makes a giant difference.

I did the carpet cleaner while he used the scrub broom.

It’s amazing how much dirt it gets up. Pretty gross.

Friday we watched Penelope. Always a blessing! She played with the burst hose for a long time.

I had to go to Lowes to get a new hose.

I spent more money on this one but it has a lifetime guarantee. I got a small sprinkler to put on it. The Magnificent Baby loved it!

I turned it on real low.

I got her a pool a few months ago. She didn’t dig it.

She spent the night with us. She’s so much fun. I enjoyed showing her Red, Green and Blue and different shapes. She said “Blue” several times. Super smart little girl!

Went to sleep about 9:30pm. Exhausted after the mowing on Thursday and the carpet cleaning on Friday. Didn’t sleep all that well. Penelope always wants to feel my arm to make sure I’m ok. Wakes me up a lot. I always assume it’ll be a long night. I never get upset. That’s what naps are for! I slept ok.

Worked on admin duties on Saturday afternoon.

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