Whirlwind Missions

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Grandgirls! Indian Wedding! 5.25.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:40 pm  

Sleep!

I woke up to see this picture from the grandgirls. What a blessing these two are to me!

Español!



Brain Training.

Talked with my buddy, Anthony.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Sun Shy.” Excellence.
Transported squirrel #64. Will it ever end? Probably not until the winter. . .
K and I watched the grandgirls while Ash and Miles went to the swimming pool. I brought out my little pool and filled it up with water. I sat in it and had fun with the girls. I also had my water hose spray gun which could make mist which the girls loved. As did K! No pictures when there’s water involved!

Went in China Mode to the Indian Wedding this evening.

Beautiful couple.

I was there for the ring celebration which makes the couple officially engaged.


Baharat is a great guy. I really felt like I had known him for years. He made me feel so welcome! Kathy had a fun time, too.

Fun day!

Admin duties now.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Anthony! Girls! Bike! 5.24.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:12 pm  

Sleep!

Brain Training!

Español!


I released Verbal Surgery -663- “The Big Want.”
Know what you want and life and GET IT! Click on the title and feel good, NOW!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook and Twitter.

My African violets are gorgeous!

Fun chat with my buddy Anthony. He looked like he was staring at the Lord in this shot.

Had a fun lunch with Ashley and the grand girls. Then took the little ones to Plaza Fiesta–briefly. It was too crazy there. I couldn’t keep track of them properly, so I left. Schools out, chaos now. We had a fun time at the frozen yogurt place!


Took the girls home then went to the church to set up for The Show. The room went this–

To this–

Took me almost exactly two hours. Not bad!
Rushed home to get on my bike. 14.84 miles in.

Incredible clouds.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Grandgirls! Bike! 5.23.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:10 pm  

Sleep!

Spent time Brain Training.
Español.


Had fun with the grand girls! Kathy came, too!


Never seen anything like this before.


We ate lunch at the Downwind restaurant at the PDK airport, then played on the swings. It was too hot to stay there for very long. Tuckered Everly out!

Enjoying reading the Art of Learning.


Everly is such a sweet heart. I put a piece of chocolate on my lips and she’d kiss it away. So sweet.

Got a late start. Still rode for a little over an hour. 11.34 miles.

Beautiful clouds!

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Orchids! Newsletter! Mike! Bike! 5.22.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:13 pm  

Sleep!

Brain Training!

I keep moving forward in Español.

My orchids continue to blow me away with their beauty.



I love my green room!

My gardenias are also blooming. Love the smell!

Went to the Post Office to mail a package to my friend Mike Mandel in Canada. Also got stamps for the newsletters. My Post Office is being remodeled. I went to this one instead.


I’m enjoying the book The Art of Learning.


I put more of my carnivorous plants outside to get a snack.

I wrote and produced my newsletter.


Labels for the envelopes.

Had a good chat with my buddy, Marcus Lewis. He’s working on a promo for his trip to India and wanted some feedback.

Captured and released another squirrel. Seems endless. I think this was #61.

Went for an 18.40 mile bike ride. It was terrific.


This is one of the coolest species of mycelium I’ve seen in a while. Optic yellow!

Beautiful clouds.

It was almost dark when I got home. I cut my ride short to make sure I was still visible.

I rode past Parkview High School, which was a mistake since the place was packed because of the Graduation Ceremony this evening. It was still fun to see everyone dressed up.

Cleaned and refilled my hummingbird feeders.

Sent an email to the Youth Directors who have worked with us over the last several years. Included the second chapter from my book Story Tim called “Lion Chow.”

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jesse! John Wick! Bike! 5.21.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:29 pm  

Sleep!

Brain Training.

Español!



Released Verbal Surgery -662- “Bad Views!”

Your perspective has a giant influence on your happiness! Click on the title and feel good, NOW!

Link on Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Cleaned my fish tank.

Deposited checks for Whirlwind.

Got the groceries!
Saw this fire hydrant. Groovy!

Decided to take a dip!

Got my new external battery in. I still can’t find my big one that I took to the Amazon with me. Sad face.

I took some of my carnivorous plants outside to our compost box to get some bugs.

Jesse and I went out for lunch and to see the new John Wick movie. It’s very intense and uber violent, but we loved it.


Got home and rode my bike 14.77 miles.

Admin duties now.

I also packed up a little gift to Mike Mandel who was my host in Toronto. I think he’ll like it.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Matt! Girls! Bike! ISS! 5.20.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:52 pm  

Got up super early this morning, around 5:30 am. Got dressed and took Matt Hale to the airport. He caught a flight to Miami. Later today, I believe he was headed to Cuba!

Mr. Google was having issues getting me to Chamblee from the airport. Not sure if it was a bad connection or what. The time it was saying it was going to take me to get to Ashley’s was crazy talk.

Took me through a really interesting tour of Midtown and Downtown for sure! It reminded me of when Kathy and I first came to Atlanta from seminary days and I worked for GPTV’s program, “Lawmakers.” I drove to the Capital building every day for about three months, before moving to Savannah and working for WTOC-TV. Those were the BK or Before Kids days!


Sure wish I would’ve had Mr. Google in those days! I’d spend hours figuring out ways to avoid the main highways staring at a map!

Studied Español.

Went to FBC Doraville to get the mail. I’ll deposit the checks tomorrow.

Gassed up my car. Glad to see the gas prices going down.

Took the grand girls to Evergreen at Stone Mountain to go swimming. I got pretty burned! I wasn’t really all that sunny, so I was surprised by how I looked this evening!

I had a friend of mine from India invite me to wedding of his son. Should be a fun time!

After the swim, I brought Everly home for a nap. I wanted Penelope to sleep, too, but she wasn’t having it. I crashed for about an hour after my super early wake up this morning.


I got this Viking hat for my buddy Matt’s birthday. I knew he wouldn’t be able to take it in his bag on his travels. I think I can do something funny with it for The Show with the teams during the Summer.

I thought it matched Everly’s hair pretty well!

Rode my bike 14.71 miles. Quoted Bible verses and poetry the whole time. I’m working on a new piece now that I really like titled, High Flight by John Gillespie McGee, Jr. Fantastic poem!
Gorgeous clouds.

It was almost dark by the time I got home. Refilled and cleaned all the birdbaths.

Usually, I can Spot the Station once a month for a period of about three days. This month was no exception. I get a message from my friends at NASA letting me know when the International Space Station will be visible and what direction it’ll be coming from.

Then I use an app on my iPhone called SkyView to track it down exactly.

Here’s what it looks like. Bright star that moves pretty fast and doesn’t blink.

Tonight was my 48th viewing! That sounds like a lot, right?
I memorized a poem by William Wordsworth called “Intimations on Immortality” as well as TS Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men” this year. Both have references to your “life’s star.” I set myself to figure out what that star was for me. Basically, it’s the star that’s directly overhead wherever you were born when you were born. It took quite a lot of figuring out, both with geography, math and astronomy. It was still fun to discover. Turns out it’s the main star in the constellation Hercules called Kornephorus.

Tonight I saw it! Pretty nondescript, actually, but there’s a lot of light pollution in my area so kind of hard see.

Admin duties now.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Bob! Bike! 5.17.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:48 pm  

Sleep!

Brain Training.
Español.


Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -661- “Coming Unplugged.”

Your relationships can save your life! Plug in with this awesome episode and feel good, NOW! Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server. And link on Facebook and Twitter.

Fun talk with Bob Burns. He’s always entertaining.

I transported squirrels #58 and #59 today. Wow.

I’m enjoying this book.


I sent out an email to our supporters.

And to my Research List.

That’s nearly 650 youth directors who have never worked with us. Hopefully, they will!
All of my plants seem to be flowering now, even all the carnivorous ones. This is what a Venus flytrap flower looks like. It’s pretty big, too.

I went for a 22.78 mile bike ride. Felt great. I feel more powerful every time.

Beautiful clouds.

I called 911 about this pot hole.

Looks like it might become a sink hole. We have a big one of these at FBC Doraville.

Admin duties now.
Just saw the International Space Station for the 46th time. Beautiful, clear viewing for nearly 6 minutes! Fantastic full moon.


Marvelous.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Carpet! Mission! Bike! 5.16.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:26 pm  

Slept!

Brain Training.

I liked this tile art at Metro Cafe where Jon Paul and I went to lunch.

I really enjoy our time together. One of the truly good people in the world and super smart.

My friend Mike Mandel gave me his pendulum. It’s a beautiful piece. My many other odd objects.

After lunch, I finished the carpets. Only had Kathy’s room left.

Cleaned the machine before I took it back to Lowes.

We got over 1.5″ of rain while I was on Safari to Canada.

The front tire on my bike was flat. Took it to Aztec Cycle to be repaired.

While I was waiting, I worked on Duolingo. Today, I finally broke my streak while I was studying Portuguese. 282 was my high score before today.


I’m working on a new piece called High Flight by John McGee, Jr. It’s super good.

I studied while at Taco Veloz.

Went to the mission to help the kids. No homework. We did painting and pushed the trikes and play cars around.

Hilarious.


Full Sun Moon today. My Indian name.

Went for a 14.65 mile bike ride today. Felt great. I was astonished that my legs actually felt stronger after my trip.

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jesse! Yard! Carpet! 5.15.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:03 pm  

Got back in the groove with the Muse. Also studied Español.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -660- “5 More Minutes.”

Sometimes is just take a few more minutes to make ALL the difference! Click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server. Put the link on Facebook.

Fun lunch with Jesse.

We also went to ATT to check on getting J another phone. His is just about worn out.
Came home to work on cleaning the carpets. First step is to mix up the solution and do the deep scrubbing.

Jesse finished the deep scrubbing while I went outside and mowed, trimmed and blew the driveway.



Looking good!



This doesn’t include the mowing. This is weeding.

Went to Lowes to get the carpet cleaner.


Incredibly dirty.

After I finished the carpets, I was planning on riding my bike, but my front tire was flat. So I worked on cleaning the bird feeders instead.

I talked with Ashley and because school is almost out, hardly anyone has homework.

Beautiful clouds.


I caught and released squirrel #56 today.
Admin duties now. Caught up with the blog.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Toronto! May 9-14.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:47 pm  

I had a great trip to Toronto visiting with my buddy Anthony Jacquin, and his dad Freddy. Enjoyed the conference hosted by Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson.

Mike and Chris picked us up from the airport. Went to the CN tower that evening. Fantastic views and something really special.

Above the clouds!

Pretty bad weather the whole time. Rainy and in the 40s and low 50s

I continued to study Spanish everyday, although the streak with working with the Muse was broken. Got to sleep late every night.

I went with the Jacquin to see Niagra Falls. Impressive!


Freddy is great fun, too!

We went downstairs to see behind the falls. Wow!

Toronto is a beautiful place! I loved the architecture.




We went to Chinatown to see the graffiti.









Loved the food!

Lots of cool stuff to see.

Freddy and Anthony did a great job at the conference.

This is where I lived. 57 Gloucester. It was near the University of Toronto where the conference was held.


One of the interesting things is that they had toilet seats that were warm!

This was just a few houses down.

One morning there was a race going on. They weren’t going too fast.

The flowers were just now blooming.

Anthony and I ate at Frans a couple of morning. Excellent!

We ate at a Mexican restaurant called Pancho Villas. It was terrific.

Overall, one of the best trips I’ve ever been on.

Good times.

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