Whirlwind Missions

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Podcast! Recording! Chores! 9.12.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:21 pm  

I released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Riding the Breaks.“ Sweet!

I studied Spanish and did my brain training.


Had a quick chat with my buddy, Anthony Jacquin. He was on a break from a large zoom call he was doing.

Went to Stone Mountain to record a new podcast called “Aqueduct of Consciousness.” Excellent.

On the way home, I saw this car. I had the urge to drive up beside him in my PT cruiser and rev mine and act like I wanted to race him. I thought that was hilarious.


I liked this poem by Rumi.


Came home and cleaned out the bird baths and watered my plants.


My wisteria plants are looking good.


Listened to some music. I liked this song.

Went to Walmart to pick up my groceries. Then home to put everything away.

Had a great talk with my buddy Bob Burns this evening. He’s always hilarious. I think it’s wonderful that you can be all the way in Scotland and see other.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Grandgirls! Doggie Park! My Fair Lady! 9.11.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:42 pm  

Picked up the grand girls at Global Mall. Always great to see Ashley.

Gassed up the car.

We stopped off at Always Fresh where Kathy works. We enjoyed getting to see her.


We went to the dog park. There is a lending library that has books that people can take. The plexiglass door had been smashed. That left the books unprotected from the weather.

We started finding the pieces of plexiglass and put them back together within the frame. I had some some electrical tape which I used to seal the fractures in the plexiglass.

Went from that repair to the swings. Some miscreant had put them so that nobody could use them. So I talked to the girls about how we needed a big stick.

We did finally come up with exactly what we needed. I used that stick to push the seats up and over that bar. It was actually quite difficult. Once I got the two baby seats over, the regular swings were much much easier.


All the kids really appreciated it and immediately gravitated towards those swings.

It’s a cool park. Not literally cool… actually pretty dang hot.




After coming home, we had a bit of fun with water and the sprinkler. Ate lunch and then watched the first part of My Fair Lady.

The girls enjoyed it because we’ve been listening to that soundtrack in my car. It was a fun day.

After a nap, K and I took them to the other set of grandparent’s house.


Studied Spanish and did my brain training.

Tim A. Cummins
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Repairs! Mission! Spider-Man! 9.10.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:06 pm  

I worked on a project for some friends of mine in Brazil this morning. I’m one of the speakers in a conference that’s being held online.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training.


Sent in an order for pickup service at Walmart.

Did some repairs on Kathy’s CPAP. Hot glued a section that was causing some problems.

The girls and I have enjoyed listening to My Fair Lady. It’s the first musical that I’ve gotten the grand girls interested in. I just bought the dvd to play for them.

Worked with the kids at the mission.


We had an abbreviated day because it started to sprinkle. Being outside everything‘s weather related.

I’m helping a 5th grader. His homework can be super hard.Today, one of the subjects was “Logical fallacies.” What? It looked like college homework.

Got all the chairs and table disinfected with a soapy water solation and scrubbed them.


Went to my office to check on the mail.

Listened to Harry Potter on the way home.

Studied Spanish verbs.

Got groceries.

Enjoying the vistas of New York on Spider-Man. What a fun game.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain Camp! Azalea! 9.8-9.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:28 pm  

I had a great time with the grand girls on Tuesday.

We went to our rock on Stone Mountain. I had sidewalk chalk for them this time. It was great fun decorating it with these bright colors with the little girls.


Our drum.

The yellow daisies are blooming on Stone Mountain. It’s just so beautiful!


Went to the mission to help the kids with their homework. We’re getting the hang of this everyone having their laptop with an assignment pulled up.

Deposited checks.

Just barely made the midnight deadline to get Duolingo another day! The lesson was really hard and if you make any tiny mistake the whole sentence is wrong. And you only get a few mistakes for the whole set of questions. So it’s definitely challenging now.

I was helping the kids with their homework and two of them don’t speak English very well and I was having to read their homework and translate it into Spanish to try to help explain what was going on. I seemed overall be doing pretty well. So I was pretty happy.

Beautiful sunrise.

It was great to have the grand girls with us today.

Everly stacked these water bottles.

We did our lessons.


Nail polish for K.

We got in some new legos. They fit our table!

Then went to the dog park to play on the swings in different climbing stuff they have.




Portrait of Pop Pop.

Then went to Azalea to help the kids with their homework.


Checked on the mail at the office.

Went to the bank.

I’m having to get used to uploading the pictures on my phone to my Mac and then going to my photo server from my Mac rather than from my phone. I don’t know what’s wrong with the app on my phone.

Listened to Harry Potter on the way home from the mission.

Sunset!

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Website! Podcast! Anthony! 9.7.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:34 pm  

My mobile app for my Smugmug photo sharing website isn’t working correctly. Had to figure out a work around. Uploaded to my Mac then to Smugmug.

Had some questions about my book on Amazon.

Did my Spanish and brain training.


Worked on tweaking some of my buddy’s website.


Uploaded an edition of Verbal Surgery to my computer.

Cooler today!

Went to Stone Mountain and recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery.

Looking forward to the girls being back tomorrow. I put together a new little table for them to use. It’s size appropriate. Should be great for them!


Got the Mercury fired up and parked it at Kathy’s sister’s house.

Cleaned off the driveway where it had been parked.

Enjoying Spiderman.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Website! Anthony! Cleaning! 9.6.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:02 pm  

Did my brain training and studied Spanish.

I’ve enjoyed playing Spiderman again. Swung my way through New York City.

I’ve been giving a lot of my book Story Tim away. That’s always fun.

Read some poetry by Rumi.

Redoing all the feeders outside.

I’ve enjoyed having a couple of rest days.

Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain! Mission! 9.3-4.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:02 pm  

Thursday, it was a beautiful full sun moon.

Enjoyed seeing Ashley!

And working with the grand girls.

We cooked chocolate chip cookies.

They’ve really been working hard on their studies.



We took the cookies up to Stone Mountain for our hike.

We put some pennies out to get squished by the train. Those are cool.

We’re enjoying our little place on the mountain. It’s our own campsite.

I got some sidewalk chalk today. I’m looking forward to them coloring that big rock.

It’s yellow daisy season. I enjoy taking pictures of them in those flowers.

Saw a wild caterpillar when I was out there with them.

Continue to do my Spanish study.

Enjoyed listening to Miles jam.

Helped the kids with their homework.



Went by my office to check the mail.

Continue to listen to Harry Potter in Spanish.

Put gas in the car Friday.

Deposited some checks.

Everly helped me put oil in the car.

Did more study in our little school.

Kathy went with us today to Stone Mountain.



We enjoyed feeding the geese.

The girls had fun playing in the sand.




They are so beautiful.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery today called “Footprints and Friction.” Excellent.

Also studied and did my brain training.


It’s been great to see people take me up on my free offer to read my book.

Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain! Mission! 9.2.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:37 pm  

Met up with Ashley today at Global Mall to pick up the grand girls.

We did some good work studying today. I was proud of their effort.


I’ve studied Hebrew and know what it’s like to try to figure out symbols that make no sense. So I empathize with Penelope trying figure out how to say the word 13 or how to write numbers and letters. It really is quite a lot of information.

Kathy and I took the girls to Stone Mountain. We love climbing on the rocks. It’s a beautiful place.



On the way home, I saw this massive tree limb had smashed a guy’s roof.

I had an inspector come by to take a look at my roof today. It made what I’m dealing with look pretty inconsequential.

Picked up the groceries at Walmart.

Was a hot day. Very humid.

Took the girls back to their house. Nothing went on at the mission because it was a teacher workday.

Stopped by my office to pick up the mail.

Listened to radio From Madrid on my way home.

I studied Spanish and did my brain training this evening. I don’t really have time to do that in the morning.


Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
Timacummins@ Twitter & Facebook
VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Grandgirls! Library Park! Mission! 9.1.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:35 pm  

Picked up the grand girls at Global Mall.

Always great to see Ashley.

We checked out how our flowers are growing.

Everly helped me cook breakfast.

We worked in our little school. They both continue to make great progress.


Saw a super cool caterpillar today.

Went to the library park. Fun stuff there to play on.




Always studying new plants.

We finally found Everly‘s favorite toy “Slothy.” It was in the very bottom of a toy box. She was so happy.

We came back home to the Mission.

I cleaned off all of the tables with disinfectant before the kids came.

Helped them with their homework.

I continue to speak a lot of Spanish especially with the younger kids who don’t know very much English. It’s very rewarding to study something hard and see it be so beneficial.


They drew some pictures for Ashley and the girls.


Went to the bank to deposit some checks. That’s always a blessing.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training this evening.



While working out over a year ago, I tore the muscles in my forearm, bicep, tricep and back. I have been working on physical therapy on those muscles for the whole time. This evening, I’ve been able to use my little finger for some typing. My hand’s still not where it needs to be, but I’m seeing steady progress.

Read the girls this book.

Tim A. Cummins
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Anthony! Curry! Bike! 8.31.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:33 pm  

I studied Spanish this morning and did my brain training this evening.

The flowers continue to grow which is cool.

I had a good time at Stone Mountain. Had a great chat with my buddy Anthony.

I see this gaggle of geese that’s hanging out in our neighborhood now. That’s always fun.

I was in cooking curry mode. I was ready to get the potatoes going and I saw that they had gone bad. So I had to go by the grocery store and get some more.

Chopped them up, made the masala, and cooked the curry. It was excellent.


It was a hot day. I don’t recall many days where the humidity is 100% like it was earlier today. When I rode my bike, it only “felt like a sauna.”

I rode my bike 9.88 miles. It was a hard ride in that heat.

I saw this hornet on the pavement. I’ve never seen anything like it. I wondered if it was one of those murder hornets!

Rained about a half inch yesterday.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “ER.” It’s excellent.

Looking forward to having the grand girls with me tomorrow.

Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
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