Whirlwind Missions

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Grandgirls! Shopping! 8.4.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:00 pm  

I watched this movie a long time ago and saw a clip from it on Tic Toc today. I’ll watch that one again!



Picked up the girls at Global Mall.

After we found out that Everly got into her Pre-K class as well as Penelope in First Grade, that means, to more than a little sadness on my part, that tomorrow will be our last time together in the mornings. I’ll still be there for them when they get off the bus at Azalea at 2:40 PM. And I’ll be at the mission till probably around 6:30 PM helping kids with their homework.

We got gas at QT, cheapest I’ve seen.

Then to Walmart to pick up the school supplies that they couldn’t find earlier. Mainly pencil cases and water bottles. We got the pencil cases and a few other things like erasers, sharpeners, and note books. They didn’t have water bottles. Later, when we went to Azalea, we checked out the water bottle that Penelope hod gotten, it leaked really badly.

I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, to I picked up my groceries from Walmart this morning.

We went to Waffle House for breakfast. Practiced our writing.

We took a nap when we got home. Everly slept a couple of hours. I felt better after a little rest as well.

Cooler today.

I picked up the newsletters at my office and stuffed the envelopes. We got them in mail at the Chamblee Post Office.

Then to Azalea to see the backpacks the girls had gotten. After today, I think they have everything that they need. Amen. They got cool lunchboxes too!

Over to Taco Veloz for dinner.

We found some good water bottles at the Chamblee Walmart.

Harry on the way home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Einstein! Español! Podcast! 8.3.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:00 pm  

I haven’t been feeling well today. Had a headache most of the day. Stopped up last night. Coughing. Pretty much stayed in bed all day.

I liked these quotes by Einstein.



Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Proquest.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Grandgirls! Pet Store! J! Bikes! 8.2.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:47 pm  

Ordered envelopes and batteries. Have to keep everything running smoothly. Ran out of envelopes with this month’s newsletters.


Got to Global Mall early. I usually study for about thirty minutes in the morning.

I’ve been in touch with another of my original youth group at Azalea. He recently lost his son who has been really sick his whole life. Helping with some of the financial burden of the burial.


My girls!

Ordered groceries.

I helped Jessi get her bloodwork done today. While we were waiting, the girls and I went on a tour of the pet store near by.

Felt hot today.

Took the girls home. Talked to some kids at the mission. I had a couple of bikes I gave away that a neighbor had given me. Organized and put the rest of the bikes up properly.

Went by the office to check the mail.

Harry Potter. It’s amazing how much more I’m getting this time around.

Mileage was pretty low this month. With gas prices so high, Miles having a gas account that helps him drive basically for free, and so few kids being out because of the heat, I’ve stayed local most days.

We’ve had a land speculator that has purchased a plot in our neighborhood but just lets it grow wild. We’ve reported him to the county. Hopefully, he’ll start getting it mowed regularly.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Podcast! Calls! 8.1.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:07 pm  

I was planning on getting a booster for Covid 19 soon. I think I’ll wait until September and see if I can get one with Omicron sub-variants included.

Talked with an Italian friend of mine.

Discussed this section of Two Roads by Robert Frost with Anthony.

I mentioned to him that he should watch this asap.

Went to Stone Mountain to record Verbal Surgery, “The Marvelous Mouth.”

It was pretty warm in the car, but not too bad.


I read a piece of poetry by Rebecca Elson to a friend of mine. Decided to send it out to a group of friends.

I was thinking about calling a guy to come help me with the yard work. Don’t know why I’m resistant to the idea.


Had a great talk with my Mom. Always happy to do that.

I’ve decided to hold off on cutting the grass until the monkey grass finishes flowering.

Also chatted with my buddy Anthony. Never too much of that.

Started watching Breaking Bad. Powerful show.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Christ Church, AL! Azalea! Plaza Fiesta! BHFM! 7.30.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:47 pm  



On the way to FBC Doraville, I stopped by QT on Jimmy Carter to gas up my car. It’s about .13 cheaper than in my area.

Checked the mail when I went to my office.

Watered my plants.

Had a great time with my team from Christ Church in Birmingham, AL!

They served at Azalea Place.

Great food at Plaza Fiesta!

Saw my friend Jorge there!

Lots of fun stuff to see!


Fun time!

Missed the big thunderstorm!. Glad we did the missions in the morning!

Cleaned up the Fellowship Hall before I left.

I’m really looking forward to having a couple of days off for some me time.

Edited the video I shot of the team. I had to delete some old projects to make room for the edited version of this one. All the projects are on YouTube so it made sense to get more disk space.

Released a new episode (even though I recorded it over two years ago!) of Verbal Surgery “Inside Outside.”

Friday, July 29, 2022

Grandgirls! K! FBCD! Prep! Bank! Storm! 7.29.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:59 pm  


Kathy knocked over my boiling hot cup of coffee onto my bare legs this morning. That’ll get your attention. Worked and worked on getting that cup of coffee out of the carpet. Didn’t work very well. I’ll need to get the carpet cleaner soon.

All my girls this morning!


I set up the Fellowship Hall for a presentation Saturday morning. Just using the essentials: tech stuff, screen chairs, fan.

Picked up and processed the checks at the church.

I haven’t been going into Chamblee much. The kids all stay inside at the apartment complex and gas prices are crazy. Miles has been coming to Stone Mountain to pick them up at my house instead. When school starts, I’ll return to going down there four times a week.

Watered my ficus. It was pretty thirsty.

The girls skated around the fellowship hall while I set up and worked on the banking stuff.

Hot day that turned thunderous later.

Deposited checks. Amen.

Went to the Post Office to mail a love package to my Mom. Also got stamps for the Mailout that I’ll send next week.

Powerful storms with a lot of lightning. BOOM!

We took the girls swimming before all the heavy weather. We had fun, although a regular pool is not nearly as entertaining as the Mountain Park Aquatic Center with the Lazy River.

Fought lots of traffic on the way home.

Resting before getting up for my team tomorrow morning.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain Summit! 7.28.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:13 pm  

Sad to see this.

I’m enjoying playing with Craiyon, an AI program that draws something when given a combination of words. This one was “Cats at a wedding.”



My girls!

K and I will be going to Doraville tomorrow. I need to set up the Fellowship Hall for the team on Saturday. We’ll have fun skating as well as swimming in the afternoon.

I took the grandgirls on Safari to Stone Mountain this morning. We rode the skyline to the top!


Tree climbing!

So much beauty!

Got hot at the top.

The girls love the trees.

I bet this tree is at least fifty years old.


Cooling off.

Jumping on the rocks at the bottom.

The carving museum.

Fun day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Grandgirls! Publix! Hummingbirds! Hot N Cold! 7.27.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:02 pm  

I put a new hard shell plastic cover on my Mac Air last night. The corners on the old cover had cracked off. Rather mess up a $10 case than my Mac!

I regularly get up before 6:30 AM but that’s when the alarm is set to go off.

The PM alarm is for going to Walmart to get my groceries. I have an appointment for 7 PM generally.



Coordinating the car is tricky sometimes. Usually works out just fine!

Love my girlies!

Went to Publix to pick up some fresh fruit.

We ate all the watermelon, strawberries and pineapple today.

The girls helped me clean and refill the hummingbird feeders and all the birdbaths and feeders.

I refilled my water jugs for cleaning the raccoon’s water bowl. It’s the one gallon dog bowl on the ground. They mess it up pretty much every night when they put the dry dog food in it to make it soft.

Lovely little rose bloom this morning.

Two trees growing together.

Blew off the back deck.

Took the girls to Hot and Cold Buffet. They ate well!

Hot and steamy today.

Picked up the groceries.

Went to Walgreens to check on Covid boosters. They said it was ok to get them but had to make a reservation. Before they told me they wouldn’t give it to me Because my booster was Pfizer and not J&J like my initial shot.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Grandgirls! Key! Swimming! Podcast! 7.26.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:48 pm  

I had a chat with my buddy Anthony and this movie came up. Seen it?

We had some confusion with the hotel this weekend when I checked in. Got in contact with Expedia about it.


Español! Duolingo made some big changes. They’ll effect how many points I can make at one time. Kind of sucks.

Picked up the girls at Global Mall.

The girls said they wanted to get a key for their house. We went to Walmart, made keys and got them each a lanyard. Later, we went to Dollar Tree and got a small pot, flowers and some rocks where we could hide a third key outside.

Took them to the “Lazy River” pool aka the Mountain Park Aquatic Center! What a big day! They actually started swimming! What?!

Drying out the “wet bag.”

Mild today.

I have a team coming this weekend. Making arrangements for that.

My lady that has helped us for years at the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market has gone to another shopping center. I got in touch with her about coordinating the food order with the new person. Always good to have a chance to study Spanish in a real world environment.

I’ve had some really busy weeks/weekends lately with our trip to Texas and then to Tennessee. I haven’t been able to record as much as normal. Believe it or not, in 2020, right before the pandemic shut down, I had recorded three episodes that I’ve been saving since then! I’m finally going to release them! This is the first of three.

Released Verbal Surgery “Head Light.”

I’ve watched the first two episodes of Season One of Game of Thrones. It was huge when it was playing. I’ve never seen them until now since I have access to HBO Max.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Grandgirls! ATL! Car! 7.25.22

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:11 pm  

The girls and I packed up the hotel room and put everything in the car. We left Chattanooga around 9AM.

Traffic was very fast back home. I averaged around 75 MPH and was getting passed constantly.

Got back to Azalea with the grandgirls around 11AM. Ashley was at the grocery store. When she got back, K and I stopped by the QT on Jimmy Carter to fill up Ann’s car. She had let us use her car for the trip. The gas cost to go to Chattanooga and back was only $35! I’m sure it would’ve been over $100 in the Mercury.

Per gallon.

I also checked the fluids in the car.

Got back home and I unpacked everything from Ann’s car into the house. Then took her car back to her house.

Brought my car home. Enjoyed a nice rest.

Went to eat at El Torerros. So good. Even to ice cream on the way home. Nice end to the vacation!


Watered my plants.

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