Whirlwind Missions

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spider-Man! Physical! Stan Lee! Groceries! 11.12.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:45 pm  

Beat Spider-man last night. What a great game. Made even more special because it was on the eve of Stan Lee’s death. Many great childhood memories from Marvel comics.

My favorite building in the world in the Chrysler building in NYC. The whole game takes place in New York. It is modeled realistically on the buildings there. Here is Spider-man from the very top of it!

These are the eagle heads on top!

When playing the game, I could go up close and personal and look at the architecture from every angle. Awesomeness incarnate!

Rainy weather all day today.

Glad I got new gutters!

I continue to focus on Radio Garden for internet streaming radio from Spain in the evenings and when I’m driving. I look up the words that I’m not sure about.

I start my day with Duolingo.

It’s funny how I see the exercises as a type of fortune cookie. Lol.

I focus on verb vocabulary building with the Quizlet app.

I do text insertion with Clozemaster.

Each exercise strengthens my knowledge in different ways.

Got my annual physical today. Jesse went with me and got his as well. He’s set up with a doctor to make sure his medical needs are taken care of.

All the initial results look great for me! Although I’ve been sick and she said my ear looked pretty bad, although it doesn’t really hurt. She put me on antibiotics and to continue to with the Sudafed to dry up the congestion.

Went to Kroger to get the meds.

Then to Walmart to get groceries. The rain let up a bit so I made a quick run.

We have team leaders from FBC Opalieca coming tomorrow to do a Pre-site visit. I got my car gassed up in anticipation of that.

One of my tires was a bit low. Aired them all up to 35.

Came home to play my new game Horizon Zero Dawn.

Working on my admin duties.

Took my meds.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Language! Girls!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:39 pm  

Studied Spanish.

Finished reading One River, a fascinating book about botanical exploration in the Amazon.

Ashley’s 30th birthday party was Saturday night. K and I keep the girls Saturday until Sunday afternoon. I didn’t sleep that great. Penelope was coughing a lot. Little sweetheart.

We took them to McDonald’s and to the park this morning.

Static hair!

We had an interesting visitor to the park.

Studied Spanish this afternoon while Everly took a nap.

Watered my plants.

Played some Spider-Man.
Plan on studying more language this evening.
My left ear finally unclogged today. Amen!
Admin duties now.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Podcast! JK! Cards! 11.9.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:44 pm  

Studied Spanish. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m cutting back to just working on the foreign language that I use the most, by far!

Great talk with my pal Anthony Jacquin in the UK. Always fun to chat with him.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Ride On!” What speeds up relationships and business?

Went to the bank to deposit money into the Whirlwind account. Thank you, Lord!

Ate lunch with Jesse and Kathy. Actually, I had already eaten, but I drank tea and enjoyed the conversation.

It’s a lovely place.

Got my $900 in gift cards from Delta in the mail. Groovy!

Spent over an hour listening to Cardena SER, radio from Spain. Listening drills are mandatory for comprehension at full speed with people.

Admin duties now and more study.

I’ll also post the new episode on my Mac.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Girls! K! 11.8.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:15 pm  

My left ear is still really clogged up. LORD, stretch out your hand to heal! AMEN

Studied Spanish this morning. I’ve started leaning towards just focusing on Spanish. Swahili and Hebrew are interesting, but where’s the outlet for the effort?

Watched the girls while Ashley got her hair done. I took them to the Perimeter Mall Goodwill. Fun place for them.

They crashed on the way home. Put them to bed. I had a little nap, too.

Everly woke up pretty fast. Took her out of the chair and cuddled her next to me and she went right back to sleep. Little sweetheart.
Helped the kids with their homework.

Everly is so much fun.

She gets a big kick out of seeing herself in pictures. Reminds me of me.

Traffic was brutal coming home. Final trip was more like 1.25 hours. Rainy and slow.

The only good thing about that long commute is listening to radio from Spain. Focus on language. At high speed. It’s like an extreme mental puzzle. I take down words of phrases that I hear that I don’t understand. Yet.

Went by the church to pick up the mail. Thank you Lord, for the support checks!

Got home and Kathy was feeling worse than this morning. She had a temp of 101. I went to Walmart to pick up some meds for her. Plus some candy. We call that “medicine.” Especially M&Ms. lol.

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Podcast! Groceries! Mission! Free Solo! 11.7.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:20 pm  

Studied Spanish this morning.

Beautiful morning with gorgeous trees.

Recorded a new podcast! Always one of my favorite things. Called “Maximum Love.”

Got groceries.

Checked the mail at the church. Gorgeous dogwood there.

These were beautiful, too!

Helped the kids at the mission.

GREAT to have J around.

I’m crazy about this baby.

She loves me, too.
Groovy sky this evening.

This may be the most intense movie I’ve ever seen. Fantastic feat of strength and courage and stunning visuals.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ATL! 11.6.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:13 pm  

Woke up this morning and studied languages. Keep the streak going!

I’m still feeling congested. My left ear is almost completely blocked. I’ve been taking Sudafed for the last two days. Seems like the pressure is a little less.

I rode to the airport with my mom and our friend Jodie Steger this morning.

I liked the airport’s coffee robot.

Made it to my flight in great time.

Made it to the ATL in a little under two hours.

Sure beats a 2,000 mile drive! Plus I ended up making $900 because I agreed to take a later flight when my flight was overbooked. Got to Austin only two hours later!

Beautiful getting home!

Enjoyed being seeing Miles and the girls before going home.
Kathy was glad to see me. I sure missed her!
Admin duties now. I’ll take another couple of Sudafed pills before I go to sleep. Pray that my ear will clear soon.
Election was today. Doesn’t look like the blue wave is happening. We’ll see.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Languages! Friends! Day of Prayer! 11.5.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:50 am  

As I was getting dressed, I realized that my camera case was just about to rip apart. Ordered another. Just used my iPhone 7+ as a camera.

Studied Spanish, Hebrew and Swahili this morning.

Fun chat with the girls in Atlanta. Penelope liked to play the games with the filters.

Fun talking with my pal Anthony Jacquin. Always a good time.

Had a great talk with my friend Barbara Hays. She was very enthusiastic about my talk yesterday at her SS class.

Called Anne Commagere to try and set up a time to meet with her and her family. Rebecca got in touch with me later that day. Glad we could touch base. Doctor appointments kept me from seeing them. Not easy to get together sometimes.

Mom and I ate at Dos Salsas. My favorite Mexican food restaurant in Georgetown.

After a rest, my Mom and I went to Main Street BC to do last minute prep for the Day of Prayer conference this evening. I was the key note speaker. I did my best which the ladies thought was very good. I left it on the field for sure!

We packed all the stuff and brought it back home.

Enjoyed munching on some of the goodies I brought her to enjoy. I wasn’t sure about bringing the candy to her because she always has so many great home made treats, but I think she enjoyed having something special from the ATL.

Admin duties now.

Been taking Sudafed all day long trying to get my ear to clear. Better, but still not completely recovered. Hopefully the flight won’t be too hard on me. We’ll see. I leave Austin around 2pm.

Checked into my flight home tomorrow.

Monday, November 5, 2018

FBC Georgetown! Prep! Family! 11.4.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 12:26 am  

Had a great time with my mom, Peggy Cummins, at FBC Georgetown this morning!

I spoke to the Life class of Barbara Hays. Wonderful to see lifetime friends there. I told about my background in mission work and what I was doing now in the ATL.

Studied languages this afternoon.

Helped set up for the Day of Prayer conference at Main Street BC this afternoon. Took a couple of hours. Looks great! I’ll be speaking on Monday evening.

Came home to rest. My left ear is still horribly stopped up. Doesn’t really hurt, just can’t hear out of it very well.

My brother, Jim, and his family came over to eat this evening. Fantastic to be with them. Love my brother!

Olivia always cracks me up.

Sadie and Harper are awesome!

Great to see Dave! He’s doing great things with the school system in Georgetown.

Kathy is taking good care of my brother!

Katie is really making a name for herself with her band, Tough on Fridays. They played SXSW this year. That really impressed me.

I asked Liz, who is my nephew Jacob’s wife, what I should do about my ear congestion. She recommended Sudafed for me. Had to go to Round Rock to pick it up. But glad I started on meds. I hate flying when I have a known ear problem. It can really be pure anti-zest.

Admin duties now.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Waco! 11.3.8

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:16 pm  

I found my little monkey that I had when I was just a baby Tim.

I rented a van to take up to Waco. It had plenty of space to set up bedding. Mobile hotel!

Jacob, Liz and Carson came over for a visit before I went to Waco.


Visited all my old haunts, in particular the Communications building.

This used to be my office when I was the Music Director for the radio station.

I used to live here.

I went for Korean food at Kitoks. I saw one of our old ads here from the NoZe Brotherhood.

Visited Long NoZe Shoaf’s grave.

And to our sacred city, Elm Mott.

Had a fun time with the Brothers last night. Almost all the people there were in the Brotherhood, so it was a really funny group.

Met up with one of my best friends, Dan Smith this morning.

We enjoyed talking and visiting one of the local graveyards.

Turkey Tail polypore.


Lots of symbols.

I was particularly interested in the Jewish cemetery because I can at least pronounce all the letters.

Good times!

Admin duties now and rest. I’m running on about 4 hours of sleep.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tx Trek! 11.1.18

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:46 pm  

Studied languages this morning.

Got all packed up and put my stuff in the car to go to Azalea. Did my mileage log.

I was sick for a bit. Still not feeling a 100%. My ears are stopped up after my airplane trip. Throat hurts a bit more. Not sure why.

Ashley and the girls took me over to the MARTA station to ride the train to the airport. Takes a little longer than driving but a LOT cheaper and over all easier.

I always take a picture of my bag, just in case it’s misplaced.

Train ride takes about an hour to get to the airport from Chamblee.

I liked this tile work at the airport.

And this picture of the ATL.

Heavy weather rolled through Atlanta today.

I got to the airport and was told at the gate that Delta had overbooked the flight by 12 people! I was one of the volunteers to leave on a flight 2 hours later. I got $600 for it! When I actually got reimbursed they gave me $900! Wow! The flight only cost $350. That’ll preach. I liked waiting, because I didn’t have to fly through all those storms. They had pretty much passed by the time we left. Amen!

I liked the sound of this.

Studied uses of Pro and Para in Spanish during the flight.

Also read the book “Two Rivers.” It’s about botanists in the Amazon.

Beautiful evening arriving into Austin, Texas!

My cousin Brandon picked me up at the airport and drove me home. Great to see him and my Mom!

Admin duties now. Rest early.

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