Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Westside! Kendalls! Block Party!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:26 pm  

Saturday evening, I uploaded my podcast to my server.
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And put the link on Facebook.

This morning, Kathy and I met up with Milo, Ashley and Penelope along with Jimmy and Cheryl Kendall, Miles’ parents and Izzy their granddaughter at Westside Baptist Church.
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We had a baptism. Amen!
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Once the preacher starts his sermon, I leave with Penelope to explore the church. We have great fun together.
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We ate at Zaxby’s after church.
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Came home to rest.

Put the grip back up. We’ll see if it’s any better this time.
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Then went back to the Westside for our Block Party. I’m what my Brit friends would call “the howler.” I’m the guy that convinces you to go to the party. Step right up folks! So while the rest of the team was at the church, I was at Walmart talking to people to come across the street and get some free grilled chicken.

Like my posters?
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I thought we had a great turnout.
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Ate with K for supper. We watched Longmire together.

Admin duties now.

Bouncy house in my neighborhood.
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I’ve been to John Boy’s restaurant at least twenty times. This afternoon, I noticed that they have a copper tube in the corner. Still has the sticker on it. Bizarre.
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Podcast! Groceries! Cleaning!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:08 pm  

Recorded a new podcast this morning!
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Want to get more out of life? Then check out “Wonder Wander!”

Wonder what is the best thing that could happen and wander looking for new ideas!

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded my podcast to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Got the groceries after recording.I didn’t know there was an app for that.
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Picked up a lot of trash on the side of the road.
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Looks better now.
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I installed this grip. K said it had already come loose. That’s discouraging.
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Came home and vacuumed the carpet.
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Paid bills.

Put new batteries in my field camera.
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Blew the leaves off the porch.
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Did the laundry.
Put my new flowers in my window box.
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Got the information together for my health advisor.

Enjoyed watching Longmire with Kathy.

Admin duties now.

Also gave myself a haircut.

I like the sound of this.

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Interesting. Haven’t seen the middle one before.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Coons! Media! K!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:31 pm  

Last night, I had five raccoons at the same time! Yow.
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Today I upgraded the media in my house.

Comcast came by.
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I’ve been having problems with my TV and Internet service.

They put a new box for my analog TV upstairs.
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A new modem for Internet.
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A new box for my HD TV.
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They put in a new box on my house outside. Includes a signal amplifier.
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Redid the wire to the street.
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New box for the top of the pole.

Have to learn a new clicker. No big deal.
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Internet is supposed to be a lot better. I can’t tell much difference. We’ll see.

Apparently, when Comcast did their last major upgrade, most of Snellville and Lawrenceville started to have major problems with service. Especially the houses that had only a moderate signal.

Enjoyed watching Longmire with Kathy this evening.

Flew my little drone around the house.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sam Bandela! A&P! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:32 pm  

Great to see one of my mentors this morning: Sam Bandela! He was the Executive Director for the Chamblee Doraville Ministry Center when I worked there.

He’s had some changes in his ministry and wanted to talk to me about them. Sometimes it’s hard to counsel people.

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Ashley and Penelope joined us for lunch at BBQ Tonight which is an Afghani place.

A and I went back to my house to work on the 2017 Promo material. Ashley is SO good at this stuff. It just looks great. The finished product will be ready soon.

Met up with the girls at Azalea. Groovy.
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Penelope took her first unassisted step today!

She’s practicing with the girls at the mission.
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She’s so beautiful.
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Came home to work on admin duties and spend time with K. She’s been out riding her bike.

One thing I miss about Africa is going to Game Parks. Most of them had a lodge you could stay in and spend the night. They would put red lights up and hang meat from trees to attract leopards.

Every night I put food out for the racoons and possums. It’s interesting to watch them out my window every night with my red light, just like back home.
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Cleaned and refilled the bird baths.
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Construction near my house. New bridge coming in.
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I don’t even know how to respond to this.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Penelope! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:15 pm  

Last night I had two raccoons come to visit.

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The big news is that Penelope spent the night. First time away from her parents! She was very good. She’s just so happy when she sees you. It’s a beautiful thing.

We spent hours today playing and exploring every part of the house.

Went to the office to water plants and check on the mail.
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I spent another thirty minutes on hold with Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA trying to set up an account for Jesse. Got disconnected again. Terrible.

Ashley came to pick her up this afternoon, then we all met up again at Azalea to help the kids.
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Came home to watch Luther with K. We also went out to eat Chinese food. It was very good.

Added lights to her bike to keep her safe when it’s dark.
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Admin duties now.

Beautiful clouds.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Podcast! Fence! Mission! Netflix!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:26 pm  

The Triplets came to visit me last night.
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Their eyes can’t see that red light. It looks completely dark to them.

I had an owl visit recently. She was sitting on the ground, just outside of that red cone of light. Birds can see that frequency of light perfectly.

I just cancelled the supply of DVDs from Netflix. I reckon we’ve been watching Netflix movies for at least ten years. We were one of the first.
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We use streaming exclusively now.

Fun morning: RECORDING!
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I’ve been worried about some of K’s health issues. So this episode is all about being anxious. Win the battle against “Worry Wars.”
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Just click on the title and GROOVE.

Uploaded to my server.
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I went to Lowes to pick up material to build a temporary fence next to our car port. During the Fall, we have a constant barrage of leaves that come by our door.
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In the past, I’ve used a netting. I think the aluminum flashing will work better.
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Then after the leaves are gone, I can roll it back up and put it under the house.
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Reorganized the things in my back storage area.
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I needed to get my car ready for Penelope. I’d moved almost everything to make room for the stuff on our trip to the N. Georgia mountains.

The finished product.
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Stretched out a fresh wire for one of my hummingbird feeders. Cleaned and refilled all four.
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Worked at the mission with the kids. Not many came today. Not much going on at school I reckon.

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Enough to keep us busy!

I was on hold with Blue Cross Blue Shield for nearly three hours today. I’m setting up Jesse with his own account. Still haven’t gotten to talk to a service agent.
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Makes me think I need to look at other options.

Repaired holes in my comforter.
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Best news of the day is that I got to take Penelope home with me tonight. Ashley has an assignment early tomorrow with a friend. The Magnificent Baby is officially on her first sleep over.
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She really is one of my best friends.

I just realized tonight that I’m the grandfather version of Nana.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Podcast! Editing! Meds! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:07 pm  

This morning I had a great time: RECORDING! Yeah, baby!

We are what we tell ourselves we are. Everything is a matter of perspective. Take a look at “Framed.”

Uploaded to my server.
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Link on Facebook.
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Edited the video I shot for our team from Savannah, GA.
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Burned a copy of the video to DVD for them.
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Uploaded to YouTube.
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I got an email from another lady who wanted a copy of our latest promo video. Burned a copy of that for her and got that in the mail. The request was from Wisconsin. What?!
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Last couple of days, I’ve had a low tire pressure warning. The tires all seemed to be the same psi. I boosted them all up another three pounds of pressure. Seems to have fixed the problem.
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Did the grocery shopping.
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Came home to put the groceries up.

Then ate a quick lunch.

Got the meds established for Jesse with Express Scripts. Can’t believe how long it takes to get this stuff set up.
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I’m changing our family plan with BCBS. Jesse will be covered under an individual plan instead. It changes on his birthday this year. I worked on that for thirty minutes. Still didn’t get it resolved. I remember Ashley being on hold with these guys for hours.

Went to the mission to work with the kids. Always awesome to spend time with Ashley and Penelope.
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All the kids love her, too.
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Ate supper with Jesse.

Watched Mysteries at the Museum with K.

Admin duties now.

This seems really early to me.
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Reality of the gas line leak. At least we still have regular!
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Fantastic clouds on the way home.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Southside! Westside!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:28 pm  

Ashley, Penelope and I met up with our team from Southside BC, Savannah, GA at Westside Baptist Church.
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Jesse wasn’t feeling well, so Kathy went to go spend time with him. Good ol’ Mama TLC, I reckon.

Our team from Southside decided they should go home earlier than we anticipated because of the rain. I totally get that.

Penelope was her usual awesome self, although when the sermon started I exited stage left with her. Not fair to try to get her to be quiet.

She likes to play with balls.
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We had fun exploring all the class rooms at Westside. Most are carpeted so she likes that. It’s astonishing how fast she can move and climb stairs. Yow!
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We had two people accept the Lord this week!
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After eating lunch with the team, I came home to rest and work on admin duties. My next task will be to edit the video I shot for the team.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Southside! Carl and Pat! P!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:46 pm  

Gassed up the car this morning. Price hike over .25.
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Ashley, Penelope and I had fun briefing our team from Southside Baptist Church in Savannah, GA this morning!

We did a few of our favorite pieces of the briefing.

Then took them on Safari to Plaza Fiesta for lunch.
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Penelope trying on boots.
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And Buford Highway Farmers Market for desserts.
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Then to Azalea to work with the kids.
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I got to take Penelope home with me. Woot!

We met up with K at home and got cleaned up to go to Carl and Pat Barrington’s 60 Birthday Party. Good times with some of my best friends.

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Watched an Indian movie with a K.

Penelope is sleeping next to me. Ash and Miles will be around soon to pick her up.

Admin duties now.

Not sure what this is.
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I’m astonished by what people think is ok to drive.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Ellijay! Blue Ridge! JK!

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:31 pm  

Jesse, Kathy and I enjoyed a nice time in the N. Georgia mountains this week. GREAT to spend time with loved ones.

On the road.
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We did a lot of walking and riding bikes.
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This is never a good sign.
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Suddenly no GPS. What?

Beautiful scenery.
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Good shot of a zipper cloud.
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Interesting.
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Looked for antiques. Didn’t find anything I liked. Wow. That’s different. Kind of high prices.
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This Flea Market was crazy.
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In Talking Rock, GA. Cool name.
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Went here to buy apples.
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My Grandfather had a coke container just like this in his store.
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They made great sauces.
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This place had incredible ribs.
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And their peach cobbler was as good as my Meemaw’s. I don’t say that lightly.

Jesse and I liked checking out this computer store.
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Enjoyed the food. Especially “Mr. P’s”
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I liked their sign.
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We missed,
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Wow.
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Somehow, Kathy’s bike got messed up. Still not sure exactly how.
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We are getting it fixed now.

Great to spend time with Jesse!
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I liked the sound of this.
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I enjoyed the back country trails.
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There are many sightings of Sasquatch in the N. Georgia mountains.
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I liked these minerals.
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Great door.
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This guy made sculptures out of raccoons. Funny, but kind of sad.
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I liked these but they were expensive.
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And then there’s . .
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Nice.
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What do you see?
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Never too much of this.
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Came home Friday afternoon.

We dropped J over at Azalea.
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Had a nice visit with Ashley and Penelope.
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Dropped our bikes off at the bike shop. My bike needed the brakes adjusted and a new cable.

Came home to unpack the car and clean up.
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Great to be home with my coons!
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Fantastic sunsets.
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