Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sp/Swahili! Yard! 4.8.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:36 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili this morning.

Cleaned my fish tank. First, I have to take everything out of the tank.

After removing the water and cleaning the pebbles, I clean the glass.

After the water has settled, it’ll be crystal clear.

Caught and released squirrel #17. I let them go in a forest about five miles from my house on the other side of the Yellow River.

Watered my indor garden.

Worked a lot on my back yard. Took out some small trees.

When I was cleaning out the border area of my yard, I found these two wooden ties. Perfect for the walkway I want to make.

Eventually, I’ll have mulch and will fill this in.

I retied this plant to the pine tree.
My goal today was to completely clean off the fence on the west and north sides of the hosue. As well as clean out the border area between the fences.
It’s been years since I cleaned it off. Thick.

It almost looked like a hedge. Super bad for the fence. Makes it rust really quickly.
I’d take a break from vines and work on other projects. One of them was to take the wire rope off of one of my pine trees.

This was the wire that the kids rode down on from the Raptor Hide.

I used a hack saw and vice grips to get it off.
Then back to pulling vines off the fence.

I pulled mounds of stuff off.
Eventually, I had the vines removed and big piles on the side.

Final step is to put it all in the compost pile. It’s composed almost entirely of branches and tree trunks.


I always wear eye protection. Sure glad I did today!

The most I’ve done in one whack. Total body work out.

I’ve just recently brought one of my miniature orchids to my desk. What joy these flowers bring me!

Admin duties now.
Plan on watching a video on the steps to turn your Word document into a Kindle format so I can sell my book on Amazon.
I saw my hummingbird for the first time yesterday!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Book! Yard!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:42 am  

Saturday, Miles came over to pick up Penelope around lunch time. Sad to see her go! The other grandparents need her blessing, TOO!

Spent time working on my new book, Story Tim–Adventure Land. I’m figuring out how to format it for Kindle so I can sell it on Amazon. It’s a challenge!

Also attacked my back yard. Worked on the vines that are taking over the fence line.

Pull ’em up by the roots!

Then mowed more.

On the back fence, too!

Massive difference.

I liked this quote from Enlightenment Now.

I need to get rid of the old lawnmowers I’ve worn out over the years.

Good work out. Arms are tired.

Went to sleep early. Caught up on the admin duties this morning.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Penelope! Book!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:26 am  

Friday I released a new episode of Verbal Surgery!

Check out VErbal Surgery -546- “Happy Go Lucky!”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Went live on Facebook.

Studied Spanish and Swahili!

We had Penelope come over to my house on Friday. She spent the night. What a blessing!

She’s a jumper!

We went on the train. WOOOOWOOOOOO!

Climbed rocks.

Saw dinosaurs!

“I’m NOT sleepy.”

Obligatory ice cream cone.


Dollar Store exploration.

Fun stuff, cheap!

What a fun time!