Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Taxes! Grandgirls! Azalea! 3.21.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:21 pm  

I was talking to Anthony about the music I was listening to and he mentioned T Bone Walker’s jazz infused blues. I mentioned Crossroads as my favorite blues movie.

Continue to push.


I talked to the my tax guy Tom today. He told me yesterday I may have to owe about $1,000. Today we talked again and first he said “probably around $2,000” and later in the conversation, “Looks like you’ll owe $4,000.” I was like “Are you crazy? I’ve been getting back about $4,000 for 16 years. And now suddenly I OWE $4,000?!” So he reran the numbers and told me I’ll be getting back around $2,300. Sure is better than owing thousands!

Checked on the status of some pants I ordered.

I thought the roots pushing this asphalt up was cool.

I’ve been watching documentaries on ants building things. Then I come to the Mission and see this going on across the street.

Everly always likes to show me her new skill sets.

I liked this sticker.

Helped the kids at the mission.

Fantastic clouds.

Interesting quarter.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Español! Grandgirls! 3.20.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:19 pm  

I compete against 120 million other learners on Duolingo. There are 19 languages taught. The most popular is American English and Spanish. I am in the league with the best of the best learners. I feel like today was a big deal for me to come in 1st place in the main tournament, and also to have been in the top three 50 times. That’s amazing to me.


Just keep walking!


Cold! But warming trend coming.

Ordered a new chair. My other office chair is completely broken. The back is nearly horizontal. That’s not zesty.

I thought this was interesting.

Good talk with Mom. Always lively and loving.

Talked with my health insurance guy about some challenges we may be facing in the future. Who doesn’t have challenges?

I called to set up an appointment with Dr. Hoddeson. Jessi hasn’t been breathing as well as she had been.

Gassed up my car and checked the oil. I’ll probably need to add a little more oil on the next fill up.


Had an in depth chat with Tom Halsey, our new tax guy. He’s still trying to figure out our taxes. We had some curve balls thrown our way. Could make us end up paying money. I almost always get about $4000 back. That’s 4 with three 0s.

Hopefully, I won’t end up paying too much money.

Love my girls!

Taught the girls how to walk with a book on their heads.

Listened to radio from Spain.

Helped the kids at the mission. They are all super uptight about the Milestone test.

Went by my office to check the mail.

Little over .5″ of rain yesterday.

Interesting competition so far. It’s funny to think about these language nerds all over the world.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Español! Walk! K! 3.19.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:12 pm  



Love these thoughts on kindness.

Liked this too.

Didn’t know this.

Like the looks of this guy.


The darker, the more common your birthday.


Walked 1.07 and 1.67 Miles.

Vacuumed the house and cleaned out the vacuum.

Watered our Christmas tree.

COLD! Wind was killer.

K and I went to eat at Cicis.

Post St Patrick’s day joy.

My new shirts go into rotation tomorrow!

I think the pollen season is just about over.

I’ve been listening to this song a lot. So good.

I reckon I’ll come in #1 in the finals of the tournament tournament this week. It’s been a back and forth battle all week with Yefferson. Makes me work harder for sure.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Español! Pants! Podcast! 3.18.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:37 pm  

This will be really big. And he has SO MANY cases against him.


Walked 1.33 miles.


Made some PBJ for K&J.

K wanted to try some vitamins. I eventually got her some gummy kind.

Packaged up the shorts that I got K. I assumed they wouldn’t fit correctly. Gotta start somewhere! Shipping is free back to Amazon from UPS.

Beautiful, but cold and windy.

Listened to radio from Spain.

Picked up Thai food.

Swept the kitchen.

I love azaleas!

Picked up groceries and put them away.

Downloaded the episode of Verbal Surgery that I recorded today onto my Mac.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Stuffy Surgery! Walk! Sweep! Podcast! 3.17.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:44 pm  

I’ve really been enjoying listening to this album by Hot Chip called “The Warning.”


Drizzly, dark day.


Walked up and down my hill a few times.

Signs that the pollen season is ending.


Found out one of my favorite teachers died recently. I’m glad when I heard she wasn’t doing well I sent her a letter.

Recorded a new podcast called “No Downside.”

Looks like my Social Security package will be delivered this evening.

Listened to radio from Spain.

Surgery on two stuffies of Penelope and Everly.

New artwork on my wall buy Evelry.

Stuffies back in the ambulance.

Swept the garage.

Texted Ann.

Listened to this album by Hot Chip. Not as good as The Warning.

Downloaded the episode I recorded today onto my Mac.

Released “It’s All Up Here.”

Back and forth. I really only care about being in the Top 3. Which I will be for sure. It will be my 50th time!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Anthony! Español! Everly! Office! 3.16.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:19 pm  

I have a friend who will be interviewing Darren. Groovy!

Hot Chip is one of my favorite bands. I hadn’t heard this album before. Super good.




Had a fun chat with Anthony.

Walked 1.25 miles.

Liked this old beetle.

Glad that’s done.

Everly enjoying a cookie with ice cream.

Glad K came with me today to Azalea. She and Penelope have a great relationship.

Went by my office to check the mail.

Rained almost 1″.

Keeps going back a forth. It’s kind of funny really.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Español! Bank! AZ! Post Office! 3.15.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:00 pm  

Went to the bank to deposit checks. Processed the check.

Sent an email to Tim Deter my health insurance agent about Jessi.

Finished a quest on Duolingo with a partner.




Swept the kitchen.

Went to the Post Office to mail the package to the Social Security office in Norcross.

Went to Chamblee to walk and study Spanish.

I liked this little truck.

Crazy all the equipment this building needs.

Everly helped carry a bag of trash to the dumper.

Helped the kids at the mission. One of the new kids doesn’t have much English. GREAT practice for me! I’m glad his Dad was there as well. Good lesson for him. He had 5th grade reading homework. It was about the benefits of pigs as pets. I went through each sentence having him read. Then I would translate the sentence into Spanish so he and his Dad could understand all of it. It’s not easy, but I seemed to have done ok.

Didn’t get home till after 8:00 PM. I’m trying to leave earlier. Just doesn’t work out that way. I just feel like it have to help that one last kid. I guess that’s why the call it a “calling.”

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Shirts! Grandgirls! AZ! Goodwill! SSA! 3.14.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:12 pm  

Super cold. Dripped pipes and unhooked hose and put cover over the faucet.



Walked 1.13 mi this morning while studying.

Deposited checks.

Processed shirts to send back to Amazon. They were all XL. I need to get just L.

Had a good talk with Nana.

Told her about the fertilizer I use for my orchids and African violets.

Unbelievable how crowded the road in front of Azalea gets. It’s ridiculous.

Fed the girls.

Watched Everly play.

Helped the kids with their homework. One of the problems were about three different types of fish in a fish tank. Showed her the pictures.

We got almost all the homework done yesterday. It was really cold and windy doing homework this afternoon.

Spanish from Spain.

Checked the mail.

Went to Goodwill on the way home. Got another shirt for K.

I got some Dr. Scholl’s insoles. I put them in my new shoes. I think they’ll feel even more comfortable.

Sent a letter to the Social Security people to verify my full legal name with them for their website.

Added another donor to our May list.

Always learning new words.

Pulling ahead. We’ll see. This guy has an impressive track record.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Rob’s Book! SS! AZ! Plants! 3.13.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:42 pm  

I found this interesting.

After such drought! It reminds me of the power of prayer. Sometimes it just takes time . . . and then those prayers for rain are granted in spades!

Looks like I’ll be #1 this week. We’ll see. Had a good effort last week.

Got on the phone with Tim Deter about the name change for the SSA web site. He reminded me that the website had my account under Tim A. Cummins. I needed to add the Timothy, which is what we did. It should jibe with what the SSA has as my legal name.

Left a voice mail for Ian. He started homeschooling his son today. That’s a big step. It was one he needed to do.

My friend Rob Chapman wrote a book. He asked me to read it and write a preface for him, which I did this morning.

The temperature is dropping. I brought my carnivorous plants in today till next Winter. They have been in dormant conditions for over four months which is just about right.



Walked 1.41 miles while I studied.

I sent an email to my tax guy today about the $0s under a few years for my SS account. He gave a reply I know wasn’t based on my true situation. I corrected him. I’m sure we’ll get it worked out.

Tried to log in onto the Medicare site. Tim Deter explained to me how to access it.

Gassed up my car. Checked and added oil. When I got home, I filled up my quart can of oil again. I have a 2 gallon jug I pour from.

Listened to radio from Spain.

Everly showed me some new climbing moves. The wind was really blowing and super cold.

Keeps going up!

Ordered a book for a girl at the mission.

Helped the kids at the mission. Really hard because of the wind and cold, plus the email I got about the SS right before they started showing up. I wasn’t in a good mood at all.

Fixed one of Penelope’s toys. I like that they want to take care of their stuff.

Got the carnivores back inside and under grow lights.

Watered the rest of my plants.

Just keep going . . .

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Pileated! Anthony! Shirts! 3.12.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:00 pm  

I like these quotes from the Dalai Lama’s children’s book.

Daylight SAVING Time. No S.

I thought this was an interesting article.

I’m getting some new shirts. These are the first five.



1.25 mile walk and studied Spanish.

It was the twelfth year of meeting my buddy Anthony Jacquin today. He was teaching a hypnosis conference. Super interesting. We’ve had lot of fun times together.

Cooler and sprinkly.

The Pileated Woodpecker came back to visit. One of my favorites.

Another below freezing week to come.

Listened to radio from Spain.

I’ll come in #2 this week. I’m competing with the best of the best.

I’m enjoying playing Primal. Video game of survival in the year 2,000 BC. Super cool.

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