Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain! Sky Rail! Newsletters! 7.27.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:12 pm  

Always more to know.



Un dia mas.


Full Sun Moon.

One of my students is getting ready to graduate to Kindergarten! Way to go, Penelope!

Deposited checks.

Rained about 1.25″.

Paid bills.

I need to make sure they get this in time, or else I’ll do it on line.

Ashley got some documents for one of our church partners.


Love to see my roses blooming. They do pretty well seeing they don’t get much full sun.

Dropped off a comforter and some dress pants to the dry cleaner.

Got some of type of mildew on it. My guess is that it was put away slightly damp.

The girls and I went up the Sky Rail at Stone Mountain. We had a great time, although it was pretty hot.

We saw lots of tadpoles and shrimp. First time I’d ever seen them although I’d seen pictures of them in the display section at the top of the mountain.

There are tiny fairy shrimp in this picture, but they are almost invisible.

We go up to the top because it’s a great view while climbing trees.

The laying flat tree.

Encountering nature.

Beauty. Yellow Daisy.

When I got home, I took my scissors and cut the Stone Mountain wrist band and also cut my Israeli Red Thread. I was able to sew it back together. The Red Thread repaired by red thread.

I got the hose out with the little blue pool for some outside water fun.

We went to Metro Cafe Diner for lunch.

Powerful thunderstorms blew through the metroplex.

Harry! Si!

Went by my office to check the mail.

Worked on my newsletter.

Ordered more envelopes.

Printed out the labels.

I love this shot of Everly.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Calls! Music Theory! Car! Groceries! 7.26.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:54 pm  

Supa coo.


Certainly the most growing.

Mas palabras!

It was hot today. Rained hard in the late afternoon.


Spent time on the phone today.

Called my Mom. Always great to touch base with her.

Kathy helped me get my car to T&G last night. I was in touch with them during the day.

Susie, a friend of mine in the UK, made a presentation on marketing at the UNconvention I spoke at last Saturday. We discussed what she said today. I have an insider’s perspective since I worked in the news business for years.

Fun talk with my buddy, Anthony. We chatted about the UNconvention and how we can make it better.

Also got in touch with my good friend Bob Burns. He released a couple of books this week. He’s a great friend and one of the really good people in the world.

I went to pick up my car after the oil had been changed and a rear taillight repaired. They had to fix a seal around the light. It was full of water and had shorted out the light.

I saw this copperhead on the way over to my mechanics. I decided to walk. I had my bike but the road doesn’t have any sidewalk and is really narrow. No, thanks. So I walked instead. It was really hot. Like 97 degrees hot. The humidity was 60%.

It’s been pretty rainy. I saw several beautiful mushrooms.

I’m enjoying my new hat. It has a slightly larger brim then my old ones. I’m still shaping it. You have to do that delicately with water and mild folding.

Ordered and picked up groceries.

Studying Music Theory. I takes time to really understand but I’m making progress and I am blown away by some things I should have noticed but never did.

Mas Harry.

Heavy storms blew through.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

N. Gwinnett Church! Podcast! 7.25.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 3:19 pm  

This looks interesting!

Which one is your favorite?

I spoke at N. Gwinnett Church this morning. Had a fun time with them.

I did my “Outreach Greatest Hits” presentation. It went over very well. I did some research as to current populations.

Kathy went with me. We ate lunch with the VBS team afterwards.

Good reviews from the UNconvention yesterday.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Offensive Fences.”

Break down your barriers!

Spent time with music theory.

I never really understood how the two staffs meshed.

I knew that Altos could sing Tenor parts but I didn’t understand they sang the same note on the piano. I always thought they sang an octave higher.

Rick Beato is my music teacher. I’m looking forward to meeting him in person soon.

Got this message on Facebook about our new neighbors.

I just sent them a message too.

As part of working on Music Theory, I got my Yamaha keyboard going. While I was looking for the charger, I found a comforter that was still in the dry cleaning bag from years ago. It’s in WAY better shape than the one I’m using. I’m getting it cleaned up but I had to repair a hole first. My other comforter has at least forty of those repaired rips!

I’m still figuring out the instruments on the GarageBand app. I use the piano mostly to figure out chord structure.

I put a fresh set of strings on my guitar.

Transported a squirrel. That’s four in the last four days.

I dropped my car off at T&G this evening. Hopefully, they can knock out the oil change and tail light repair pretty quickly.

Beautiful double rainbow on the way home.

I got a letter in the mail for Jesse to help prove residency.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

UNconvention! Music Theory! 7.24.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:00 pm  

Wild morning. I got up and went straight to Stone Mountain to get ready for the UNconvention. I wanted to be there early to check out all the tech stuff. Good thing I did. I had planned on using my iPhone. Never could get that to work properly so immediately decided to go to Plan B which is at my house.

I got home and read that Safari would not do well with the AirMeet app. So I had to install the Chrome browser instead. Then load the app on that browser. Seemed to work ok after I did that.

My presentation went great. Lot of fun and very high energy.

I thought this was funny.

I’ve been studying Music Theory. It’s kind of fun. Some of it’s hard to understand.

I’ve had a Yamaha keyboard for years. Dusted it off and used it to figure out chords.



All the pool gear got dried out. Back in the pool bag.

I can’t get over just how fast these banana plants are growing. Once I transplanted them they’re just shooting up.

I enjoy being outside.

Una palabra interesante.

Cada dia!

I was in touch with the Pastor of N. Gwinnett Church. I’m looking forward to tomorrow morning. Mr. Google says it should take about 41 minutes to get there.

Mas historias.

My buddy Ian takes his kids into the forest. I wanted to make sure they have some meds for poison ivy.

My garden is really blooming.

Señor Potter.

Transported a squirrel.

Got my new hat in. It fits really well.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Grandgirls! Swimming! 7.23.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:05 pm  

One of my favorites.

Cada dia.


I saw a sticker on a guy’s rear window that was in Greek. I figured it might be some Qanon saying.


Let’s hope ALL of it is.

Talked to the ministry’s insurance agent.

Nueva palabra.


Mas alto.

Took the girls to the Mountain Park Aquatic Center. They had a blast. Cool wet slides and the lazy river were the best.

The girls were too short to go on these. Maybe next year. Everly would have done it if I’d let her.

The current pushed you along pretty fast. It was fun.

I got a lot of sun.

The girls had a wonderful time. We picked up pizza on the way home. They each devoured nearly three pieces. Then we took a nap.

Trying to track down where my hat is.

Took the girls over to Papi and Gigi’s house. They have some cool stuff there.

Transported a squirrel on the way home.

I’ve been studying music theory lately. I can read music, but I don’t really understand what makes it tick. Rick Beato has been my mento on this. I’m really looking forward to meeting hime in person soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Grandgirls! Fair Recon! Hummingbirds! 7.22.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:47 pm  

Emerson FTW!



She’s a good friend!

I always have to think about this when I’m planning the logistics for buses.

LOVE my girls!

Beautiful weather.

Shadow fun at the shopping mall where the fair parks.

Fun with binoculars.

Alien Abduction ride from the fair is behind them.

Wasn’t 100% sure what this meant. Why underline “are?”

The girls helped me clean and refill my hummingbird bird feeders. The little birds finally showed up.

Necesito esto.

I cleaned the carpet outside my porch and also the St. Francis shrine.

I have seven fasciata plants. This is only the second one in all the years I’ve had them (15!) that one is blooming! Exciting!

Penelope has fun with her food.

I made banana and peach smoothies this morning. Super good.


Palabras nuevas.

Y Harry también.

Gassed up my car and checked the fluids.

Deposited checks.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Grandgirls! Bike Repair! 7.21.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:58 pm  

I’m always learning. Siempre estoy estudiando.

My girls!

Waffle House. Our normal place was out of power.



Everly’s bike had a flat. I fixed it. Pretty hard. I took a series of picture to help me remember the order of the parts on and off.

New tube in!

Back together.

The girls have a fantastic time with the little cookie cutters I bought them. Playdoh never looked so tasty.

Ordered groceries.

Everly was missing a little toy. We took everything out of the back seat area to look. Never could find it. Did clean out the car, however.

I got them home around 6:00pm. I brushed and put a braid in their hair. Then played about seven rounds of Hide and Go Seek. The girls stumped me a few times. I was amazed.

Checked the mail at my office.

Picked up the groceries on the way home as well as a pizza for Jesse.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “ManMachine.” It’s so good.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Grandgirls! Rick! Metro! 7.20.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:18 pm  

Kathy has a small one of these. Fantastic!

I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Beato’s videos on YouTube. He’s a musical genius and really funny. I sent him an email last night. Apparently, we live pretty close to each other. He has over 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube. Whoa. I reckon I’ll hear from him pretty soon. I know he’s super busy.

Got to Global Mall early today.

Great to have the girls back!

I used the Nutribullet this morning to make us fruit smoothies. Our favorite was the banana/watermelon mix.

They got these little fizzy balls with a tiny prize inside.


Español. Por que no?

We went to Metro Cafe for burgers and a veggie omelet. And cake. Sadly, the Oreo cake was gone. We had to make do with a Snickers cake. Tough.

Everly fell and scraped her shin this morning. This is the scene of the accident.


Un poco mas Harry.

After I took the girls home, unpacked the car, and played five games of Hide and Seek, I went to my office. Checked the mail and picked out my wardrobe and show and tell for speaking this Sunday. Decided to go Asian. I’ll be doing “Outreach Greatest Hits”

Rained 2″ in the last two days.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Christ Church UMC Pre-Site Visit! 7.19.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:20 pm  

Would you go down this road?

I had a friend whose place was being vandalized. I sent him this idea from Amazon.


I had a fun day with old and new friends from Christ Church UMC from Birmingham, AL. We met up at the BAPS Hindu temple in Lawrenceville.

I was there early and studied Spanish.

I also did some research on the temple. 34,000 bricks. Turkish limestone and Italian marble. Two years to build. Carved in India. Sent the pieces in 200 containers to Savannah from India.

You can see the difference between the limestone (cream colored) and the marble (gray).

I love these.

Beautiful Crepe Myrtles blooming on the property.

We had Somali food for lunch at Madina in Clarkston.

Then to the Clarkston Mosque. It was prayer time for them.

Safari continued at the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Also took them to Asian Square.

Mas Harry.

Got the license plate stickers on.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Calls! Nutribullet! 7.18.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:40 pm  

One of the Facebook pages I really enjoy is called “Unique Trees.” This certainly is one of them!



Each time you complete a lesson you get XP or experience points. Until today, there was really nothing you could spend that on. Now with the timed challenges you can “buy” a little time to complete the set of questions. Before today you actually had to BUY time with actual money which I never did. Using the XP points lets me gain way more points than I usually could because I could have a little more time to answer all the questions.

Had a great talk with my buddy Anthony this morning.

I saw an interview where the word “nihilist” as used. Wasn’t really clear on that.

Mas con Harry.

Deposited a check to cover the ones I mistakenly deposited into my account yesterday.

I’m looking forward to speaking at the UNconvention next Saturday at 11am. Fun!

My Nutribullet came in this evening. I enjoyed making a smoothie with KaChava this evening. Tasted really good.

Watered my plants.

I’ve enjoyed playing Uncharted 4 again. Haven’t played it in a long time.

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