Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Español! Newsletter! 6.30.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:14 pm  

I have several new weather watching tools. I’m enjoying the wind app with Ventusky, Zoom Earth which animates clouds over any area of the world and Radar Scope which is pro grade radar.

Always great to hear from kids from the old days. I have a team that weekend and won’t be able to go.



Wrote my newsletter.

Called Nana. Kept getting cut off. We went to using the iPad with wifi instead of the land line.

Fun talk with my buddy Anthony. We haven’t been able to talk much recently because of my Summer schedule.

Produced my newsletter.

I really find these wind pictures so beautiful.

Fourth this week. That’s out of thirty.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Español! Ann! Back! 6.29.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:37 pm  

Enjoyed listening to Don Cheto while I played Battlefront 2 last night.

Ashley picked up the desk we bought at Good Will for Penelope. She already has it all set up.



Keep going.


Went to Ann’s house to make sure she was alright. K hadn’t heard from her in over 24 hours. I got her phone working with new cord and charger. Also rewired the power supply. Then cleaned her living area and bathroom. You can’t imagine just how nasty it was.

Also made sure to put K back on her sister’s location monitor. Now she can tell if her sister is in the hospital by tracking her phone’s GPS.

Listened to some Metronomy.

Some very motivated students.

Friday, June 28, 2024

PE! Azalea! Perimeter Mall! Desk! 6.28.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:14 pm  

Don Cheto!


Nice today.


Love my girls!

Girls are working super hard.

Perfecting 2,3 and 4 times tables. Everly did well on all the combinations of adding 2.

Practicing climbing.

Went to my office to pick up checks and water my ficus. We also picked up a table from my office to put in her room.

We stopped by the Dunwoody library on the way to visit Ashley with the girls. We liked this mural.

Ashley was doing great.

We got super lucky and found a desk at Goodwill that Penelope liked for $20. That’ll preach. Ashley will pick it up on the way home. Everly also got two cute shirts and a pretty little dress she liked.

Deposited checks. Thank you, Father.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

PEK! Bojangles! Español! 6.27.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 4:11 pm  

Tough competition this week.

Don Cheto.

Cooler today.



Super School.

K and I took the girls to Bojangles for breakfast.

Always drama in nature. We were outside Bojangles and Penelope saw a spider being pulled off by one leg by an ant.

Always good.

Penelope and I played some Borderlands together. She’s pretty good!

Miles came over and picked up the girls around 3:00. We had everything ready and packed up.

Jessi and I are working on a mycelium project with a pressure cooker. I set up an area that should be impervious to the heat: bricks on a concrete slab.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

PEK! Class! Waffle House! Crazy River! Ann! 6.26.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:55 pm  

Incredible. Now everything is tracked. Especially our attention.

This makes me sad.

I’ve been studying these verbs. So much to learn.

Mighty warm.


The kids got a kick out of seeing this old picture of their parents after they first got married.


Working hard on multiplication tables. Up to the 5s today. Her average time for doing about 20 problems is about a minute.

Penelope liked this picture. She said she had, “elf ears.”

Everly helped me clean the living room glass door.

I liked this idea.

Short talk with Nana. She was just starting her PT when I called.

I think all the website stuff should be ok for three years now. Least I hope so.

K and I took the girls to Waffle House this morning.

They are really good eaters.

I’m always trying to push their abilities. The top of those curbs are only around 3″ wide.

I was planning on lunch with Jon tomorrow. Turns out he’s busy.

Finally got the groceries that were supposed to be done yesterday, today.

After I got the groceries put up, we went over to the Crazy River pool. We stayed about an hour. That’s plenty for me.

Jessi put Ann’s new walker together. E and I took it over to Ann’s and gave it to her. I also put her garbage cans back up.

Every one is chilling now. Nice to be in the shade in the cool.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

PE! Azalea! FBCD! Library! MJ’s! 6.25.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:30 pm  

Love this quote by Blake.

I hope this keeps going.

48,000 is a lot of dead Americans.

This is crazy.

I’ve been watching this a lot lately.

Ordered groceries.


Pre-dawn moon.


Mr. Google took me through a lot of neighborhoods this morning. 78 and 285 were both packed.

My girls!

Azalea for Super School. Everly got to page 100 in her workbook! That’s a lot of effort. Penelope has been working super hard on her multiplication tables.

I got them each a Bitzee which is a little digital pet. They deserved the reward.

Went to the church to take back the clicker for my computer and fill out a form to reserve the Fellowship Hall for the team next week.

Set up lunch with my buddy Jon Paul for Thursday.

Took the girls to the library near my house. All they wanted to do was play with their new pets. We came on home pretty quickly.

HOT. I kept the kids indoors.

My bother Jim had a meeting with the doctors and staff at the rehab center where my Mom is. I joined them via cellphone. Nana is making steady progress.

I had my groceries for a 3:00 PM pick up. They finally confirmed it was ready this evening around 9:00 PM. I’ll get that tomorrow.

Started teaching Penelope the guitar. It’s pretty hard for her.

K and I took the girls out for supper at MJ’s.

How can you use this? Silly girl.

Beautiful cirrus clouds. Most of the day it was a completely clear sky. That’s unusual for the Summer.

Gassed up my car and checked the oil. It went from $2.99 to $3.39 in less than five hours.

Lots of good students this week. Not sure I’ll even break the top three. I’ll give my best effort.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Español! PE! Azalea! Plaza Fiesta! 6.24.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:46 pm  

Español! #2!

I thought this was a cool satellite image of the ATL at night.

Woke up at 5:45 AM to thunderstorms. Didn’t last long.


Chatted with my buddy Fred Sorrels about the World Rugby Cup finale we were at in S. Africa. Fantastic moment in time.

I liked these ideas from Eric Barker’s blog.

Love my girls!

The kids worked really hard today.

We did a science experiment how fast things drop according to their mass and surface area.

We are also mastering the times tables.

We have fun playing cards and eating treats after we work. The girls enjoy playing school.

We enjoyed Vietnamese for lunch.

Went to Plaza Fiesta for some fun out of the sun.

I love this stuff. The leather smell reminds me so much of Mexico.


Don Cheto.

Sent a hot plate and remote control back to Amazon.

Got my new checks in.

I hope this is not complicated.

Sent a letter of inquiry to J’s blood labs. They didn’t send the bill to the insurance.

Beautiful clouds.

Keep going. We’ll see how long people last. It’s all about consistency.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Español! Podcast! Heat! 6.23.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 3:36 pm  

This sounds like fun.

Spent extra time studying Español last night, in particular word placement and pronouns.

I don’t have my podcast on Spotify. A friend was telling me I should do it. I don’t really care.


Cleaned the area behind my toilet.

My old (#3) shoes turned out looking good after the paint job. I decided to repaint my #2 set of shoes.

I went to Ann’s house to turn her AC down a bit. Her wheelchair was inside the garage. She was gone. As I expected, I later heard that she had been transported to the ER. She’s not in good shape.

Ordered back up earbuds. I couldn’t find mine this afternoon. Eventually, I realized they were underneath another set of cords.

I use these little bags to carry my vitamins around. I also put little gifts in them.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “The Other Side.” Excellent.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Español! Weather Apps! Bike! 6.22.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:33 pm  

No wonder we are so hot.

I’ve been enjoying looking at the wind, weather and satellite apps. So beautiful.

Even Apple’s wx app is interesting. These days I’m particularly interested in learning about high and low pressure areas and the direction of the winds.

I’ve been into Personal Knowledge Management for decades but I’ve never had a place I could put things that was easily searchable before. I’m using the My Mind app now. It’s like visual notes with AI search power.



I put a new flag up. It’s the NoZe Brotherhood’s colors.

Did the laundry.


Prepped my bike.

Rode 12.58 miles.

Hilly ride.

During my ride I saw this big snake skin. Not sure what kind.

I wore these shoes to ride. When I got home, I painted them.

Most weeks I would think I was going to come in #2. We’ll see.

Friday, June 21, 2024

PE! Azalea! Library! Websites! 6.21.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:12 pm  


Corresponded with Bluehost a lot today about my websites. I went ahead and signed up for three more years to get a massive discount. They will reimburse me what I had been charged. The price for hosting my websites will go from about $800/year to around $150.


Nice in the morning.

Washed J’s comforter at Azalea in the industrial strength machines.

Love my girls!

Sprayed my Pink Magnolia with fungicide. Hope it helps.

The girls found some beads outside the mission. They made a little town for them.

Kids worked hard in Super School this morning.

We do some of the workbooks and then focus on multiplication tables.

We still have about six weeks left of the Summer.

I found out today that a flag like this means they support the January 6th coup.

We ate at the Downwind restaurant at the airport today. Delicious.

Had fun at the Chamblee Library.

Everly read seven books and Penelope read nine. They have a goal of twenty five during the Summer.

Don Cheto.

Bank to deposit a check.

Keep going.

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