Whirlwind Missions

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Grandgirls! Dollar Tree! Azalea! 9.23.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:16 pm  

Released an episode of Verbal Surgery called “The Action” early this morning.

Went to Global Mall to pick up the grand girls. Beautiful sunrise.


Always great to see Ashley.

On the way back to the house, we stopped at a little strip mall. They have a fair going on there right now. They also had a prenatal clinic. I enjoyed talking to the girls about what it was like before they were born. They enjoyed the pictures.


We went over to Always Fresh to see Kathy.

My bank has an ATM at their building. Deposited checks.

The girls helped me make pancakes. They were good.


Went to the Dollar Tree to pick up some presents for them for the birthday party this Saturday.

Got some balloons.

It’s official now!

I let them play with some of them.

Penelope worked hard on her studies.


Here she’s writing some of the letters she knows. Great to see progress!

The girls crashed out on the way back to Azalea.


I got balloons for their house as well.

Studied Spanish while they were napping.


I’m enjoying iOS 14. I like tweaking the new home page. The apps library I had pretty much already done on my own.

I’m still trying to learn some of the girl’s names that are from Bangladesh.

Helped the kids with their homework.

Penelope joined us and did her workbook.

Listened to Harry Potter in Spanish.

Went by first Baptist Church Doraville to check the mail at my office.

Got groceries on the way home.

Tim A. Cummins
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Grandgirls! Doggie Park! Azalea! 9.22.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:21 pm  

I am memorizing a piece by the Persian poet Rumi. Many times I will break the piece down into a codeword per line and then memorize those letters in forms of words. It’s a fast way to trigger and memorize big chunks of text.

Enjoyed being with the grand girls and meeting with Ashley this morning.

Had a good time at the park with the girls and with Kathy today.





Penelope draws Pop Pop!

Like the thumbs up and the toothy grin!

Vulture!

I’ve been teaching the grandgirls a song I created to learn the days of the week. Today, Penelope sang it by heart. That was very exciting. I’ve developed songs for her address and for her mother’s phone number as well as the days of the week. It really has been astonishing how fast they can memorize things if it’s in the form of music.

She’s also understanding the patterns of counting now. So that’s great.

I ordered Everly’s birthday present today. She wants a camera. Of course it has to be pink!

Went to Azalea to help the kids at the mission. It’s pretty much nonstop trying to help four or five kids at the same time for two hours. It’s very tiring, especially when I have to explain a lot of stuff in Spanish. Takes a lot of mental processing to do that.


Hard to memorize names sometimes.

I liked this sculpture. Of course her little sister demolished it moments later.

The little rocks in front were supposed to be a safety fence to protect it. Yeah, right.

Went by my office to check on the mail.

I’ve been astonished since the pandemic how the traffic in Atlanta has been reduced by about half. It normally would take me at least 45 minutes to get home from work. I can almost always do that in less than 25 minutes now. It really is incredible.

Listened to Harry Potter in Spanish on my way home.

Studied Spanish. It’s hard at more advanced levels, but it pays off!

I injured my right hand about 15 months ago. I tore muscles in my forearm, bicep, shoulder and back related to my hand. I’ve been very aggressive about my physical therapy. It’s been the most debilitating injury I’ve ever had. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been able to type using my little finger. It’s incredible the sense of pride I have to see where I am now compared to where I was. Thank you, Jesus.

Beautiful clouds today.

Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
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Monday, September 21, 2020

Insurance! Bike! Plants! 9.21.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:56 pm  

Beautiful, cool day.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training.



Had a great talk with my Mom.

This was the day for me to figure out the insurance adjustment for my roof.

I got in touch with my adjuster early in the morning.

Then contacted my mortgage people.

Had to set up an account to cosign the check from Nationwide to cover the majority of the expense for my new roof.

Then sent the check to my mortgage company to counter sign and send back to me. Went to the UPS store to get it overnight delivered to them.

Had a conversation with Justin who is my adjuster to explain to me some of the intricacies of the insurance business in particular “depreciation.”

I got a confirmation that the package was on its way and that the account I set up was accurate and working.

Contacted Pastor Bill Kelly who is also my main contractor. He’ll be coordinating the work on my roof. Gave him a heads up about the status of the insurance money and what exactly I wanted to have done.

I watered my plants and enjoyed looking at them.

I went for 11.92 mile bike ride. I’m still getting used to riding in the cooler weather. Can’t say I like it. I prefer it hot with a nice bike breeze.

I’ve been reading about iOS 14. Went ahead and installed that on my iPhone phone this evening. I’m learning about it now.

I watched My Octopus Teacher on Netflix tonight. Highly recommend. An amazing documentary.

Tim A. Cummins
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Podcast! Bike! Yard! 9.20.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:43 pm  

I enjoyed reading an article by Ryan Holiday this morning. Here are a couple of pieces from it.


I studied Spanish and did my brain training.



Read some other articles and looked up a word I wasn’t sure about. “Anodyne.”

Beautiful day today.


Studying a poem by Rumi.

Went to Stone Mountain and recorded an episode of Verbal Surgery called “Off The Leash.” Always good.

Rode my bike 8.74 miles.

Came home and did yardwork.

Mowed the grass.

The back yard was becoming a jungle.

Picked up limbs.



I’ve certainly gotten great use out of my Gorilla Cart!

Used the weed whacker on the curbs.

Blew the porch and the driveway.

Looks a lot better now. Worked out about three hours today.




Tim A. Cummins
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Podcast! Anthony! Hummingbirds! 9.19.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:16 pm  

Studied Spanish and did my brain training.


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I cleaned and refilled all my hummingbird feeders.

Discovered what look like fire ants in my yard. That’s always alarming.

Got some fire ant killer on Amazon.

Cleaned off my carpet outside.


Got gas in my car and checked the oil.

Went to AutoZone to get more motor oil to replenish what I’d used.

Trees look happy with all the rain.

Happy Rosh Hashanah to my Jewish friends.

I’ve been enjoying the lyrics to some of the songs on My Fair Lady.

Tim A. Cummins
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Grandgirlsl Stone Mountain! Podcast! 9.18.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:57 pm  

The rich get richer.

Read some poetry by Rumi.

Left messages for Daniel and Anthony.

Went to Global Mall to pick up the girls.

Always great to see Ashley.

Had a fun day with the grandgirls.

I took them to Stone Mountain.

The yellow daisies were gorgeous.









Beauty.

I brought them home and had a picnic.

We baked brownies.

We worked on recognizing the sounds of the first four letters.

Got more sippy cups.


I always vacuum after every school day.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Ladder Truck.”

Fun day.

Indeed.

Hebrew!

Tim A. Cummins
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
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VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Grandgirls! School! Mission! 9.17.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:34 pm  

Met up with Ashley at Global Mall.

It’s been pouring down rain, fall out from hurricane Sally.

At the back of Global Mall there is a drive under facility. So we are able to go over there and transfer the girls without anybody getting wet so that’s great.

Very good day in our school today. Girls worked hard.




We used this to count to 32.

We watched about 20 minutes of my Fair Lady which was fun.

We built the tallest tower.


Took them home and put them to bed.

Studied Spanish while I waited for Miles to get home.

Went to the mission to help the kids with their homework.

I helped a couple of kids before it started to sprinkle again.

Went by my office to check the mail and water my tree.

Got some coloring books at the Dollar Tree.

Listened to Harry Potter in Spanish on the way home.

Deposited checks at the bank.

Tried to fix some glasses. Totally screwed them up. Had to throw them away.

Tim A. Cummins
770-490-1668
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
Timacummins@ Twitter & Facebook
VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Grandgirls! Rain! 9.16.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:51 pm  

It was great to see Ashley!

Took the girls over to a fair that had just been set it up. Cool to see some of the rides.


Had a good day at our little school. Hard to get them going sometimes but they always do well in the end.



Getting ready for Everly’s birthday!

Rainy day.


Going to start getting used to cooler weather I reckon.

Even though the traffic was pretty heavy always seems faster than before the pandemic.

Went to the mission. Very rainy afternoon. Wasn’t able to do the after-school program today.

Enjoying playing Spiderman.

Tim A. Cummins
770-490-1668
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
Timacummins@ Twitter & Facebook
VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Grandgirls! Bubbles! Mission! 9.15.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:00 pm  

I got my vote by mail application sorted out today.

Ordered groceries.

Met up with Ashley at Global Mall.

Picked up the grand girls.

Did some vacuuming around the house while the girls were eating breakfast.

Hard to get them to do school work. Have to constantly change strategies.



The mushrooms in my yard continue to grow.

When it stops raining I always break out the bubbles. It’s nice to have good things for bad weather.

Went to the mission to help the kids.


We managed to do the session without getting rained on so that was good. It’s pretty hard what they are expecting these kids to figure out over the computer with no explanation.

Liked the sun through the clouds this afternoon.

Went by my office to pick up the mail.

Listened to Spanish Harry Potter on the way home.

Also ran a lot of the poetry I know.

Went to Walmart to pick up my groceries.

Published a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Pay Intention!”

Tim A. Cummins
770-490-1668
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Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
Timacummins@ Twitter & Facebook
VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

Monday, September 14, 2020

Raccoons! Cobra-Kai! 9.14.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:58 pm  

Last night I had a mom and her two baby raccoons come by and visit my feeders. It was super cool.


I studied Spanish and did my brain training. 300 days, baby!


I read some poetry by Rumi.

I’ve been enjoying watching Cobra Kai.

Tim A. Cummins
770-490-1668
Whirlwindmissions.org
Whirlwindtim@Gmail.com
Timacummins@ Twitter & Facebook
VerbalSurgery.com. Podcasts

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