Whirlwind Missions

Friday, October 2, 2020

Podcast! Flat! Cleaning! Bike! 10.2.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:40 pm  

For the last fifteen months my hand has been injured and I have been using talk to text to do my blog. Tonight, I’ve started just typing again! It’s taken a long time to get back to nearly normal. I’m still doing physical therapy every day. I do hand stretches, massage, and squeezing exercises hundreds of times a day.

I’ve also cut my use of social media back to nearly zero. Facebook has just become too toxic for me.

I’m always happy when I’ve started a book I’m enjoying. I’m reading Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake. It’s about mushrooms. It’s one of my favorite subjects! He’s a real poet and a fantastic biologist. Here are some pieces from what I’ve read so far.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training. Sometimes the lessons are really difficult. So instead of trying to test out of the whole thing, I’ve been taking my time and doing all the lessons.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Onward Through the Fog.” It’s a great one.

Did my brain training.

Got a notice from PNC Bank that they had approved the check for repairing my roof. That’s going to help a lot. I should get it in the mail soon.

I’ve read a lot about CBD oil. I decided to try some. I got it specifically for Kathy, but she doesn’t like to take pills and thought the oil smelled bad. So I’ll be taking it. I think it’ll help where I’ve injured my hip.

It’s been months since I’ve turned in a mileage report, mainly because I was just traveling so little due to the lockdown. So I turned in four months worth today!

I got ready to go to Stone Mountain to record and my car gave me a low tire pressure warning. Sure enough my front left tire was about 20 pounds low. I went ahead and aired that up. I highly recommend getting a small air compressor to leave in your car. It’s really helped me out a lot. Rather than having to take off the tire and take it somewhere. I just pump the tire up, drive it there, and let them deal with it! My tire guy’s in Chamblee. I also got to check the office take care of business stuff as well.

I gassed up my car and checked the oil.

I added nearly a quart.

When I went by the church to check the mail, I noticed that they were redoing the roof of the church. The same guys will be working on my house most likely.

I got in touch with my friend Steve who is a coin dealer. He’ll be coming to the coin show in Marietta on the 11th. I’ll go with my friend Selma and see about selling the coins that she has. She said she’d give our ministry half the proceeds so I hope he’ll give us a good deal!

Then went over to my tire guys to let them fix the leak.

One of the new things that iOS 14 has is a Translate app. I figured out how to go from listening to Harry Potter in Spanish to that app. I hit record and say the words I don’t know and it comes out with the English translation. That’s a great way to learn new words.

I stopped by Walmart on the way home to pick up my groceries. I love curbside pickup! I’m in and out of that place in less than five minutes. What?! And it’s FREE!

I got a big bag of dog food to feed the raccoons and opossums and other animals in my neighborhood. I enjoy watching them at night with the red light I keep on. I carried it to my door in my Gorilla Cart and then scooped out about half of it so I don’t have to lift something so heavy.

Picked up some sticks.

Checked the oil in Kathy’s truck.

Blew off the back porch and driveway.

Cleaned out my the vacuum filter in my little vacuum.

I vacuumed my house with my big vacuum cleaner and then cleaned all the parts.

Then cleaned the rest of the driveway.

Cleaned and refilled all the bird baths and feeders. I also took down all but one of the hummingbird feeders. They’ve headed back South, maybe all the way to Costa Rica!

Rode my bike 5.88 miles. It was a little chilly, so I didn’t push it.