Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Editing! West Side! Toilet Seat! Shoes!

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:31 pm  

Saturday evening I concentrated on finishing up the team from N. GA. Uploaded all the pictures I took, edited the video I shot, uploaded that to You Tube, sent the link of the gallery and the video to the director of the team, burned a DVD and got it in the mail.

Sunday morning, I went to Westside Baptist Church.

The staff sang a special.

Pastor spoke on prayer, a subject dear to my heart.

On the way home, I stopped at Lowes to pick up a new toilet seat.

Got home and realized I got the wrong size. Back to Lowes to get the right one.

Also got a watering can for applying the Oxyclean solution to the carpet when I deep scrub, and a mini phalaenopsis orchid.

The toilet seat was kind of hard to install because it was so tight to get tools in.

I like the brand. I can say “I go to church every day. Sometimes two or three times.”

Cleaned and painted my shoes with a flat white enamel spray paint.

Watered my plants.

Played some Battlefront. I’ve been owning that game lately.

Just scanned and made a PDF of a tax document that got to my house a week after the deadline.

Admin duties now.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lookout BC! BHFM! AZ!

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:26 pm  

Ashley and I enjoyed briefing our FIRST team of 2017 from Lookout Baptist Church in TN.

We took them on Safari to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Had a great time with the kids at Azalea. Had a good group even though it had been drizzly all day.

We had doughnuts. A sure crowd pleaser.

Penelope is always part of the solution!

It was great to see Gregorio and his family today! Jhoan is the biggest man in the family now. Wow.

Dropped Penelope and Ashley back off at their house.

Came home to edit video and get it uploaded.

Admin duties now.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Granular List! Pre-site!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:06 pm  

This morning I worked on the Granular List: all the cities in Georgia within about an hour drive.

I have 21 more cities to work on.

Met up with Ashley in Clarkston. Then over to FBC Doraville with Penelope. We made some new friends from Tennessee: Celeste and Talice. We took them on Safari Global Mall and Al Madina, then over to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Hindu temple.

Penelope loves her blue bucket.

Dropped AP back at their house and I went home. Such a warm, loving family.

Working on Admin duties now.

High scoring again in Battlefront. That game is so much fun.

Pink face!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Podcast! Joel! Mark Greaney!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:29 pm  

This morning I recorded! WOOT!

I love this edition of Verbal Surgery -430- “Past Blast!”

You are not your past! Move confidently into a new future! Just click on the title and GROOVE!
Uploaded link to Facebook.

Went to Clarkston to pick up Ashley and Penelope. We drove to FBC Doraville to check the mail. Met up with our friend Joel Harrison of the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association. He’s helping us print our newsletters and promo material.

We had a fun lunch and talked about the future of missions in our area.

Dropped the girls back to their house and came home.

Working on the admin duties and plan on doing research later.

Took Jesse and Kathy out for pizza.

Then went to Eagle Eye bookstore to meet Mark Greaney the author of the Gray Man series. One of my favorites!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Carpet! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:07 pm  

Tuesday I did a deep scrub on the areas with the high traffic areas.

Today, I got the machine and cleaned the house.

Took the machine back to Lowes.

This morning I got all of the documents necessary to get K’s new driver’s license.

I wrote thank you notes to supporters who had sent money for Dad’s memorial to Whirlwind Missions.

Worked at them mission with the kids. They helped me push Penelope around. We had other volunteers today.

P liked dancing in the back of the truck. Her shoes made really nice tapping sounds.

Got J’s boots from our tailor.

Gassed up my car.

Admin duties now.

Pink Magnolias are starting to bloom. This is my favorite tree.

My little trees are starting to bloom, too!

Beautiful clouds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Podcast! Mission! Jesse!

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:04 am  


Love to hear myself talk! This is a particularly tasty edition of Verbal Surgery -429- “0 = 1”.

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Had a fun lunch with our friends from Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. They’ll be leading a group of middle and high schoolers this Summer.

I dropped the girls off at their house and came home.

Sorted out bills with our medicine delivery people. I have a new debit card so have to update the information.

Went back to the mission to work with the kids.

Had fun with Penelope on bikes and a plastic car.

Big pile of girls followed us around and had fun.

Then she wanted to push the car.

Always trash to pick up.

Took Jesse over to Plaza Fiesta to get his jacket sewn up. Then we ate pizza at Cicis.

Came home to watch Netflix with K.

Admin duties now.

High score in Battlefront.

Beautiful sunset.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Stone Mill! Santa Fe!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:17 pm  

This morning, I worked on updating accounts with my new debit card number. Seems like my card gets hacked about once a year.

Sorted my vitamins. Ordered more.

Kathy and I went to Stone Mill church to support Ashley who was talking to the Youth Group.

Pastor Tito Ruiz has been like a brother to me for over twenty years. He baptized two kids today. Amen!

Normally, I take Penelope on “Walkabout.” I just let her wander and talk to her and interact with objects. Today, I focused on colors. The walls in hall outside where Ashley was speaking were painted in bright primary colors.

She enjoys trying new things.

First time to climb stairs holding rails.

I let her try, then help her up.

Ashley did great. No surprise there.

She’s so beautiful.

We went to Santa Fe Mall to check out food places and pinatas.

We decided to eat Chinese instead.

P’s first lollypop.

Came home to rest.

Cleaned fish tank.

Admin duties now.

You can tell Penelope was here.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Snow Moon! Istanbul! Ferbank!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:53 pm  

I went outside to check out the Snow Moon last night! Beauty.

I didn’t think the eclipse made much of a big deal. It was only partially shaded out. Not a true eclipse.

I didn’t even bother trying to see the comet. Those things are so nondescript. Fuzzy little snow ball. That’s it?! Yep.

So unless scientists really promise something special, that you can see with the naked eye, it’s almost sure to be a disappointment.

Had a fun day today! I took the Ashley, Miles and Penelope to Cafe Istanbul. Jesse met us over there. Yummy bread and hummus. Plus gyro!

Then we went to Ferbank to see the Wild Weather exhibit. I thought it was pretty cool.

Does this remind you of anyone?


Penelope liked the dinosaurs!

Then we went to the top of Fernbank which was the kids section. It was really incredible. WAY better than I though it’d be.

Took the kids to their house then came home.

Worked on organizing K’s meds.

Helped Jesse find something. We never could find it. It was some old software he was interested in.

Took Kathy and Jesse to Pizza Cafe.

Admin duties now.

Another high score in Battlefront. 1289 in all.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Taxes! KJAP!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:05 pm  

Today I worked on my taxes!

Hardest part is figuring out all the utility bills for the year. As an ordained minister, I’m allowed a housing allowance. Saves me a bit on taxes.

Took it to the Post Office to send it Certified Mail to my tax guys.

Enjoyed lunch with Kathy, Jesse, Ashley and Penelope today!

This was the first time I’ve seen P go down stairs without sitting down. She held onto the railing and lowered herself down.

She goes through the entire restaurant smiling and pointing.

Came home to enjoy time with Kathy. Glad to say she’s feeling better.

Did some shopping with Jesse.

Got Valentine candy and tea cup Roses.

We watched the final episode of Raising Hope on Netflix. 88 episodes on Netflix first four seasons. Such a great show.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Podcast! Mission! Plaza Fiesta!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:15 pm  

Rained about 1/2″ yesterday.

Had a great time this morning: RECORDING!

You can control how you feel by how you use your body. A terrific episode, Verbal Surgery -428- “Laffirmations!”

Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Enjoyed lunch with Ashley and Penelope. After lunch we went to Once Possessed, one of my favorite antique and oddity stores.

I got a 3D Jesus whose eyes follow you around the room.

Also got a cool light bulb.

And these two figurines from the 50s.

Great to have all my girls together!

Worked on the Granular List. Finished the first set of cities.

Picked up the girls plus Miles and went to the mission.

Got rid of trash around the mission.

Ate at Plaza Fiesta after working with the kids. We let Penelope ride the horses.

Dropped them off, then came home to watch Raising Hope with K.

Admin duties now.

I looking forward to the eclipse tomorrow. Fantastic viewing weather today.

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