Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

ISS! Grandgirls! Stone Mountain! Geese! Shoes! 8.4.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:55 pm  

Last night and this evening I saw the International Space Station for the 59th and the 60th times! It’s been a fun project over several years.

I studied Spanish and did my brain training.


Enjoyed working with the girls. I’m preparing them for a T-shirt and tie-dye project soon. I showed them how we’re going use rubber bands and squirt the shirts with water pistols filled with ink.


I still have a few things to get together before we can do the project. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Rained slightly over an inch yesterday.

The girls helped me clean out the bird baths and put the food out.

We had fun building a little fort today.

I’m always trying to teach them something about nature. Today we found a katydid.


I used the egg timer to help me keep them still while I brushed tangles out.

I took my first trip inside Walmart in over three months. I needed to get the girls some new shoes and flip-flops. We got all masked up and I put them in a shopping cart.

I figured out a way I could open up the cart so I didn’t have to lift them over the edge. They’re too heavy for me to do that sort of stuff.

I got them some Minnie Mouse and Frozen shoes. They really liked them.

We went to Stone Mountain to feed some geese and the fish that were beside the shoreline. I’m always teaching them to make sure and be clean.

Got groceries, cleaned them, and brought them inside.

It was cooler than it’s been for a while.

Capped off the evening with another viewing of the International Space Station.

I’ve enjoyed playing Far Cry Primal. Nothing much cooler than running through a forest with a white cave lion by my side for protection!

Tim A. Cummins
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Monday, August 3, 2020

Stars! Tie Eye Prep! 8.3.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:07 pm  

Did some research on the meteor showers in our area. I’ll be checking that out tonight although it’s pretty cloudy so I’m not optimistic.



I’ll also be looking for the International Space Station.

I have a friend that’s on holiday in Croatia. I’m always curious about where places are and their history so I enjoyed studying about that today.

Getting the stuff together to up to do a tie die session with grand girls soon.


Studied Spanish and did my brain training.



I released a new episode of Verbal Surgery. “Wait-a-bit” is awesome!


Powerful thunderstorms rocked the ATL this afternoon.

I’ve been having fun playing Primal. The video game is about ancient man living in caves and huts. It’s been a lot of fun. The language is some kind of ancient dialect spoken in central Europe. That’s been intriguing to me as well.

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

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Podcast! Garden! 8.2.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:33 pm  

Always like a cookie!


I’m disappointed how long it’s taking to get my bike fixed. Lots of people riding these days.

Some good movies coming out on Netflix now. Love Never Ending Story.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training.


Cooked some stirfry.

Hot day here in the ATL.

Beautiful clouds.


Got my new Stone Mountain sticker.


Listened to Harry Potter in Spanish.

Got gas in my car and checked the oil.

Watered the new grass seeds that the girls helped put out yesterday.

Helped my sister-in-law make some decisions on a new phone.

Watered my indoor garden.



Recorded a podcast this afternoon called “Just Me.”

I’ve been playing Far Cry Primal. It has a beast master mode which has been a lot of fun. Having a tame lion or wolf by your side is pretty cool.

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Grandgirls! Seeds! Study! 8.1.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:40 pm  

I had a fun day with the grand girls today. We studied hard. It’s always exciting to see them making progress.

We had a good time making chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious.


We cleaned out my bird baths.

They helped me spread some grass seed in the front yard. It’s an ongoing project.

They had a good nap. While they did that, I studied Spanish.

We had fun swinging.

Did my brain training.

I’ve started playing Far Cry Primal. Fun game.

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

Friday, July 31, 2020

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain Hike! Bike! 7.31.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:06 pm  

Enjoyed working with the grand girls today.

I have a little school from them every day. We work on letters and numbers and shapes.

I teach them how to cook some things.

We do some physical exercise and a work out with them.

I’m teaching them their address by creating a song for them to sing.

Today our nature hike involved climbing halfway up Stone Mountain. They did very well.


Got the groceries by curbside service.

I had to jumpstart one of my cars that we are not using very much. Took it for a ride to charge the battery back up.

It was a hot day today. Felt like 99. 61% humidity!

I rode my bike 2.95 miles.

I felt the all-too-familiar vibration of a flat tire.

I was astonished to see this huge nail penetrate the tire not once but twice.

I was glad my wife was available to come pick me up. My bike has been in the shop for two weeks. Now BOTH of my bikes need work! That’s not zesty.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training this evening.



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

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Podcast! Rain! Bike! 7.30.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:12 pm  

I enjoy reading poetry. Invictus is one I’m thinking about memorizing.

Studied Spanish and did my brain training.



Cloudy and cooler day.

I trapped and released two squirrels.

Went to Stone Mountain to record a new podcast for Verbal Surgery. Always fun.

Had a great talk my buddy Anthony.

New word to learn.

Heavy rain at my house.

Didn’t last very long.

Made some chocolate chip cookies that turned out great.

Pumped up the bike tires before going on a 15.24 mile bike ride.


I’ve been watching this lawnmower slowly become covered with grass in the neighbor’s yard.

Made an order for groceries. LOVE curbside pick up.

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Grandgirls! Newsletters! Bike! 7.29.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:33 pm  

Studied Spanish and did my brain training. It’s a way of life!

Ashley and I worked on the Newsletters got everything stamped and collated.

Went to the post office to get stamps.

Got the letters in the mail.

Dropped off the financial report with our treasurer.

Had the girls with me and bought them some ice cream. We had a fun afternoon.

Went to Walmart to pick up the groceries while they were taking a nap.

Filled up the dog food for the raccoons. They haven’t been able to get into my trashcan since I put a bungee cord on it.

Took the girls back to their house in Chamblee. Stopped at my office to water and added some soil to my ficus tree. While I was there, I cleaned up my office.

Checked the mail.

On the way home, I listened to Spanish Harry Potter.

Got home later than I normally do. Rode my bike 10.83 miles.

Full sun moon.

Listened to Spanish the entire time.

Came home and released a new episode Verbal Surgery called “Darkest Light 2.” It’s a good one!

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Grandgirls! Doggie Park! Bike! 7.28.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:34 pm  

I enjoyed my time with the grand girls today! We worked on letters and numbers.

I took them to the park to swing. Was really hot out there.


Came home and enjoyed my little blue pool. I showed them how to cook corn in the microwave. With some butter and salt it was delicious.

I had a 15.21 mile bike ride. Felt great. Sure was easier than mowing!

Beautiful sky tonight.

I did my brain training and Spanish study this evening. I can’t do that when the grand girls come early, so I shift my schedule. No big deal.




Ordered some inserts for Kathy’s shoes. She’s on her feet a lot at her new job.

I liked this summary of the Tiny Habits book.

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

Monday, July 27, 2020

Anthony! Podcast! Front Yard! 7.27.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:02 pm  

Studied Spanish did my brain training. Surprised?

Had a great talk my buddy Anthony today.

I recorded an episode of Verbal Surgery today called “Future Self.” Got that on my computer so I can upload it later next week.

Came home, had a brief rest, then started mowing my yard. It was a hot day. With 49% humidity it felt like 97. I was absolutely drenched with sweat. It really is astonishing how strong I am these days.

It’s a big job that took me 2.15 hours.

Besides mowing, I also edged and blew all the debris.


Looks much better now.

Worked on trimming up the pink magnolia in my front yard to make it look more like a tree rather than a shrub.

After I finished all the yard work, I cleaned the bird baths and cleaned and refilled the hummingbird feeders.


Swept my back porch area.

Looking forward to having the little girls tomorrow.

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

Monday, July 27, 2020

Podcast! Plants! 7.26.20

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:39 am  

Studied Spanish and did my brain training. 250 days of studying Spanish in a row. My all-time long streak is 282 days studying Portuguese.



Restful Sunday today.

I laid out my newsletter and printed it.

I released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -779- “Inner Limits 2.” Always good!


Recorded “Wait-a-bit”.

Almost an inch of rain yesterday.

Watered and spent time with my plants.




I was looking at some of the tie tacks I inherited from my grandfather. One is a Dik-dik horn and the other is lion claw.

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

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