Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Español! Walk! Newsletters! 12.31.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:21 pm  



Walked 1.75 miles.

My upstairs TV is still having connection problems. I got a new set top box installed, but the signal still isn’t very good. Was on the line with Comcast about an hour today. Finally got tech assigned to come by my house tomorrow morning to figure out where the problem is.

Produced and printed my newsletter. Also printed the labels and got the envelopes done. Still need more stamps.

K has done a good job taking care of me while I’ve been sick. Mainly gets me food. I’ve stayed away from everyone for the most part.

I pushed hard this evening and briefly got into second place. She’ll take that over in an hour or so. That’s what I would do. But my goal is top three which I will achieve.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Walk! Newsletters! Español! 12.30.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:01 pm  

Got my clothes washed.

Making progress!


Just study.

I’m still not feeling well but went for a 1.27 mile walk around the neighborhood. It was too much for me just to go up and down the hill in front of my house yet.

I FaceTimed the grandgirls and played some Roblox with them.

Cool pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. They’re as big a crows!

Wrote my newsletter about the Christmas party.

Don’t stop pushing.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Bird Feeders! Bottles! Español! 12.29.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:48 pm  

Cold and colder coming.



Cleaned the birdbaths and refilled the feeders.

Straightened up St. Francis.

Added some new water bottles. Filled them up. Added fertilizer to two of them.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Anniversary! Español! TV! Mushroom! 12.28.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:02 pm  

Today Kathy and I have been married thirty-eight years! Sounds like a lot! Sadly, I try to keep my space from the more healthy members of the family. So I’m either downstairs or outside for most of my time.



Ordered groceries.

Went to the Xfinity store to get another set top box for the TV.

Set up the Xfinity app on my phone. Needed it for the installation, apparently.

Got it all set up. Took forever download all the programs.

Interesting mushrooms.

Keeping Mr. Wilson in the loop about the column repair.

Picked up my groceries.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Sick! Español! Column! 12.27.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:09 pm  



Went to Young World. I had a meeting with my contractor who’s looking into the repair work.

I spent about thirty minutes trying to get through to Xfinity. Finally, made a human connection. She reset out TV Box, but this evening it wasn’t working again. Bahd luck.

Brought my carnivorous plants in. Super cold weather is coming.

Got a new sling bag.

Just keep going.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Sick! 12.24-26.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:45 pm  

It’s been a rough few days. I’ve had about 101 degree temperature swopping with being under blankets feeling like I’m freezing. Really achey and coughing as well. That’s not zesty.


Came in #2 in Duolingo last week.

I’ve still kept up with my studies of Spanish every day.

I liked this article on resolutions.

No matter how crappy I feel, I’m going to go to Young World tomorrow at noon to get the column that Kathy ran into squared away.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Sick! Español! Rest! 12.22.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:29 pm  

Had chills and fever last night. Coughing a lot. Slept about twelve hours.



Listened to Don Cheto. Did some research on the show.

Watched Reacher. What a great show! Only does one episode a week.

Watched the first episode of Yu You Hakusho. It’s in Japanese. I watch it with Spanish subtitles. Makes me read and try and understand super fast.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Nana! Airport! 12.21.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:12 pm  

I got some bad news last night. My “Uncle” Harold died recently. I grew up with his family in Kenya. He was a hero to me of language study and the idea that I could learn anything if I had a book to teach me.

Always learning new words. Spanish AND English!

I took my Mom to the airport today. This notice kind of alarmed me. Everything turned out fine.



We got to the airport in plenty of time.

Had to change plans about working on the column that K hit at Young World.

Listened to Don Cheto. Learned some new family words.

Wrote a letter to ENT of Georgia about a bill for Jessi’s operation. Our insurance should have covered it all.

Ashley sent me some picture of the girls in their back yard. Miles and Ashley have been sick. I’ll pick the girls up tomorrow morning. They’ll spend the night with us Friday night.

Signed up to spot the International Space Station again. I need my Mac Air to sign up. I couldn’t do it on my iPhone.

Just keep going.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Walk! Groceries! 12.20.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:43 pm  


Kathy has had some problems going to the bathroom. Went to Walmart last night to get her some meds. She finally went successfully today. Amen.



Big news. We’ll see what the Supreme Court does.

I worked on Spanish today for around three hours. I woke up early to study, then later I got a text from Ashley saying their whole family was sick, so I didn’t go to get the girls.

Walked 2.62 miles. It had warmed up a little by the time is started.

Ordered groceries.

Chatted with Bill Kelly about looking at the damage that Kathy did at her work place.

Nana decided to go on back to Texas tomorrow. She has a big family event to take care of on Christmas Eve. We will really miss her! I checked her in for the flight.

My windshield wiper fluid is out. I have some more coming. My windshield was super dirty. I cleaned it before I picked up the groceries. I didn’t want to look through it all the way to the airport tomorrow.

I picked up the groceries and put them up.

Blew out the leaves from the garage.

I had a nice nap this afternoon, but I’m still really tired. My throat is still bothering me too.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Grandgirls! Farmers Market! Plaza Fiesta! Park! 12.19.23

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:09 pm  

I love this piece from Dune.




Picked up the girls at their house then took them to Waffle House for breakfast.

Went to the Buford Highway Farmers Market to pick up some goodies for Nana and to take home for friends.

Ordered some windshield washer fluid.

We went to Azalea to see how the apartment looked after it had been emptied out.

Went to the UPS store to drop off the clock that was broken in shipment.

We went on Safari to another Farmers Market. It was fun to see Penelope use her camera. I’m teaching her some of the basics and letting her and Everly practice.

Deposited checks. Thank you, Father!

Went to Plaza Fiesta to have some fun.

Had fun at the Brookhaven park.

Keep going.

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