Whirlwind Missions

Friday, August 31, 2018

Podcast! Girls! Bike! 8.31.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:01 pm  

Studied Spanish this morning. Worked primarily on past tenses.

Recorded a new podcast this morning called “Permanent Think.” What once was taken as fact (Like Pluto being a planet) now not so much. Same goes for OUR history. Does your memory hold you back? Powerful stuff!

People are resurfacing Tarleton Drive, the main road into our subdivision. They seem to do it about every four years or so.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -588- “Light Fight”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

There are always two sides to the story! Get them!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

We enjoyed having the girls over for the afternoon.

We had a nice swim in the pool and played with checkers.

Ashley went to ride horses and got some great shots. I decided to some shots of Penelope with OUR horses!

Beautiful polypore mushrooms near the pool.

I’m always trying to teach the girls about the world around us and to notice even tiny things.

My goal is always to exercise them to the drop asleep.

Surprisingly, Everly only slept about fifteen minutes and woke up. What?! We still had a fun time.
I built Penelope’s new tricycle for her birthday coming up 9.26.

Went for a 8.62 mile bike ride. Cut short because it started getting dark.

Beautiful clouds!

I plan on writing a letter to my friend Jouvens this evening.
Admin duties now.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Podcast! Jesse! Fish! Mission! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:19 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili. Yeah, baby!

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Typing Class!” It will release in about two weeks. How to memorize and learn faster!

Had a fun lunch with Jesse!

After eating, we went to the Nemo fish store.

I’m trying to figure out the fastest way to help kids learn the math facts of multiplication and addition tables.

One of my projects this school year is to take a picture with the kid’s name so we have a record.

Got a call from my friends at Rockbridge Baptist Church about some Bible Story pictures and teacher’s guides from Sunday School.

The girls had fun playing in their “boat.”

Went by Rockbridge Baptist Church to pick up the materials.

Went for a 11.00 mile bike ride. Used what I call the “Garner Loop” which goes by Parkview High School. It has some semi-dangerous areas to drive. Lots of traffic at a couple of places. I’m always having to figure out what’s the best routes. It has a couple of strong hills to practice on.

Beautiful clouds.

Tiny mushrooms growing in the backyard. I always find them interesting.

Gross yet beautiful.

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Global Mall! Goodwill! Mission! Bike! 8.29.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:53 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili this morning. Swahili on Duolingo is sometimes frustrating because the people they have doing it don’t speak English all that well. Sometimes the “correct” answer sounds really bizarre.

Cleaned and refilled my hummingbird feeders and regular bird feeders.

Went to Global Mall to eat with Ashley and the girls and do some shopping for The Show. We wanted to get a couple of new outfits. While I was there, I had a nice visit with my pal, Anthony Jacquin. Always great to see him!

Beautiful dresses!

Went to Goodwill near Perimeter Mall. Ashley got some clothes and shoes. I picked up a couple of new drums for the teams to bang on. We wore Penelope out.

Helped the kids with their homework. Great to hang out with the girls!

Penelope tried on Ashley’s new yellow shoes with her new Minnie dress.

I installed a couple more hoses to the down spouts to keep the water away from the house.

Went for a short bike ride.

BARELY missed getting poured down on. Radar looked like I was going to be ok. Sometimes weather moves faster than I expect. Had to walk the last hundred yards. Not safe to ride if it’s that wet.

Beautiful sky.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Podcast! Carl & Jesse! Mission! Painting!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:19 pm  

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery this morning! Woot! Check out Verbal Surgery -587-
“WOW Power!” Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook!

Studied Spanish and Swahili.

Had a great lunch with Jesse and my friend Carl Barrington today. Carl was the president of the board for Whirlwind Missions for over twenty years! He has retired from teaching because of his cancer treatment. We’ve been having a great time of prayer together every other Tuesday.

Came home for a brief rest.

Went by FBC Doraville to check on the mail.

Then to the mission to help the kids with their homework.

Worked on helping Elvir with his reading skills.

Ashley helped me learn more about using my new MacBook Air. It was her old computer that Jesse was able to get going again. Amen!

Didn’t leave to come home till nearly 7:30 pm, so I didn’t get a bike ride in this evening. Beautiful sunset!

I did work on a carving that Ashley bought. I stained and put a preservative on it.

I look forward to seeing how it turned out tomorrow. May need to put a second coat on it.

Since it’s been getting dark earlier, I also repositioned my bike light to flash in the back rather than below me. Makes a lot more sense.

Put my new fan together. My old one stopped working yesterday. It was at least ten years old.

Jesse and I had a good conversation this evening about working on his new book and getting it ready to publish. Gave him some tips and ideas from my experience with Kindle and Audible publication as well as the printed version.

Admin duties now.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Podcast! Groceries! Mission! Bike! 8.27.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:50 pm  

Today I started to use my “new” Mac!

I’ve been looking forward to gettin out of the PC environment for years. My old PC is still working, more or less. I’ve gone to editing all the video I shoot on my iPhone 7. Editing video on the PC was making it crash. The computer I’m using now is Ashley’s old computer. It was having bad battery problems. We spent hundreds of dollars getting the battery fixed, but it still wasn’t charging. The repair guys said it’d cost over $1,000 to fix it, so we just went ahead and got a new one for Ashley. Jesse took the old computer, completely reformatted and redid the operating system. Seems to be working ok now! Not sure how long it will last, maybe years! So we are an all Apple family now. I’ll still keep the PC going as I transition completely over. I got an HDMI adaptor so I can use my Sony TV as my monitor. Groovy!

Studied Spanish and Swahili this morning.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Sneak Tweak.” How to change your body, in particular to lose weight. It’ll release soon.

After recording, I got groceries.

Went to the Post Office to get stamps for the newsletters.

Picked up the newsletters at the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association or AMBA.

Then to the mission to work with the kids! They helped us do the labels.

Got the letters in the mail!

Doughnuts for a treat!

Then I let the kids play with bubbles, play dough, and jump ropes. They had a great time!

Aiyana did a great job on her poster!

Came home to ride my bike 10.76 miles. Almost went too long, got pretty dark.

Crazy pool float!

Different bumper sticker!


First blog post complete on my Mac! Yeah, baby!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Westside! Newsletter! Bike! 8.26.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:05 pm  

Studied Spanish this morning and Swahili later this afternoon.

Went to Westside BC with Kathy.

We had three kids get baptized today. Awesome!

Pastor spoke on the importance of evangelism. Get to fishing!

Tanesha joined the church this morning.

Ate lunch with K.

Had a rest.

Then wrote my article for my newsletter.

Printed labels.

Produced it and sent it to our friend Joel Harrison to print.

Went for a 16.03 mile bike ride. Would have gone longer but started to get dark.

I’ve ridden over 85 miles since last Sunday. Wow!

Got a notification on how far I’ve ridden this month.

And I still have five days to go. It’s astonishing how good my body feels after riding a bike, even for nearly three hours as opposed to running. Running beat me up. Does this sound like a lot of miles to you?

Watched with interest the news concerning the President and all the legal troubles he’s encountering. No doubt in my mind that he’s done many illegal things. Sad.

Admin duties now.

Ever wondered how many calories are in a pound?

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bike! KKK! 8.25.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:29 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili. Kila siku!

I decided to make an ID card for when I bike, just in case. I carry it with me now.

I just now realized I left it in my short pants that I was washing! Got it out. My homemade lamination seemed to have worked!
Close examination of the gutters look good!

Went for a 16.32 mile bike ride this morning and early afternoon.

Always something beautiful to see.

I saw a Georgia Thrasher come running out of the bushes and try and cross the road and got clobbered by a car. Ran back off the road and into these bushes. Hope he’s ok.

Went to see Spike Lee’s new movie, BlackkKlansman. Crazy. Strong movie.

On the way back home, I went to Lowe’s to pick up some supplies, including new extensions for the gutters to get the water away from the house.

Gassed up my car.

Rode my bike another 6.86 miles this evening.
Over 23 miles today. Personal record for me this week for distance. Over 85 miles since last Sunday. Wow.
Watered my plants.

Admin duties now.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Podcast! Girls! Bike! 8.24.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:18 pm  

Studied Spanish/Swahili this morning. Every day a little more knowledge!

Release Verbal Surgery -586- “REcreation!”

Find the NEW YOU with this fabYOUlous edition, and feel good, NOW!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

My construction crew came over to hang the new gutters. They look good!

They should work a LOT better!

They fabricate the gutters with this machine.

Enjoyed having Penelope and Everly spend the day with us. We took them to Walmart for some new shoes.

We had fun with the big masks.

Then to the park.

Went for a long bike ride.

I always stop at the Yellow River.

Beautiful clouds.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Podcast! Daivon! Asian Tour! Awards! Mission! ACX! Yard! 8.23.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:10 pm  

Studied Spanish/Swahili this morning. Por que no?

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Numbers Don’t Count!”

How do we measure ourselves? Do those numbers we use make us feel bad or good? This episode will release in about two weeks. I’m way ahead with a lot of material “in the can.”

The girls and I met up with our friend Daivon from Perimeter Church today! We took him on Safari to China Town and Asian Square.

After Daivon left, we went to the Dollar Tree to pick up supplies, including frames for our Best Of awards!

The owners got a big kick out of them!

Went to the mission to help the kids.

The carpenter came back today to paint the boards he put up. I was impressed that he got the correct color!

Lots of chewed up boards in the trash for tomorrow.

Cut the back yard this evening. I had done most of it last week. What was left was pretty deep. I kept expecting to run over a snake, although I figured most of the snakes could feel that lawnmower a long way away. At least that’s what I kept telling myself!

I mowed the section pretty quickly. I’m quite strong between lifting weights every day and riding my bike a lot!

Then I took my mitre saw to get rid of the sprouting shrubs.

Looks better!

I’m letting some of the wild flowering plants grow.

They have beautiful deep blue flowers in the spring.
Nearly a quarter mile of heavy pushing.

I got word from ACX that my audio production of Story Tim–Adventure Land is good to go!

Should be released on Audible soon!
I did some research and I’ve sold about fifty copies of the Kindle and Paperback version of the book. Seems like a lot since most people never read books! I’ll continue to promote it over time, especially the audio version!

Admin duties now.

I’m glad I’m no longer tied down!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SP/SW! Podcast! FBCD! Bike! ACX! 8.22.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:31 pm  

Studied Spanish and Swahili this morning. It’s a way of life!

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Negativity Sux.” Powerful stuff.

Went to FBC Doraville to meet up with my friend Austin Andrews.

We were supposed to talk about bringing a team soon and plans for next summer. His truck broke down and that wasn’t possible. Too bad.

Also Penelope was throwing up so Miles came home to help take care of her. Ashley didn’t want any kids around when Penelope might be contagious, so we didn’t do the mission today. Missed seeing the girls and the kids!

Carpenter came back to my house to replace boards. Sadly, he forgot to paint the boards before he left. That’s not zesty. Can’t put gutters up on unprimed wood. Stupid.

Came home to do a long 19.32 mile bike ride, since I had some extra time.

I did some intermittant measurements. I have a long loop that is this far.

Two more short loops is this far.

I always enjoy crossing the Yellow River.

Every time I cross that river I think of an old joke we used to tell in elementary school. It’s the title of a book. “Yellow River” by I.P. Freely. I didn’t say it was particularly funny. Just memorable. Who would have ever thought I’d live by Yellow River?
I counted six hummingbirds this evening! How my heart leaped for joy at that! No wonder my feeders keep getting emptied. I’m pretty sure I filled them Sunday!

I also got some new bee guards.

They’ve stopped those monster bees from scaring off the hummingbirds. Still shocks me to think about that.
Noticed some mushrooms growing in the front yard.

I got more information from the Help Desk at ACX. They are the company that handles the files for Audible. I was able to move up the new file with the Dedication/Copywrite and Introduction to it’s proper location. HOPEFULLY, everything will be ok now and the audio book will be up for sale! AMEN!

They’ll send me a notice one way or the other soon.

Admin duties now.

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