Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Paintings! Podcast! Bike! 4.14.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:31 pm  

It’s been a very tight competition the week. The guys put out an enormous amount of effort this weekend. I still came in #3 out of 30 people.

Bought myself some new socks. It’s the little things that make life great.


Did laundry.


Hiked .40 miles. Decided to put extra effort into biking.

Cleaned and checked my bike. Pumped up tires. Rode 12.46 miles

Perfect weather. Atlanta is so beautiful.

I loved the art where K and I ate lunch: El Guero. They told me it was a village outside of Guanajuato. I told our waitress that I had been there and seen the Mummies. She was impressed.

Released “Overwhelming Force” this evening.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

FBCD! Español! Podcast! 4.13.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:29 pm  


I got to FBCD around 8:30 this morning to get set up for the The Show. I was ready to go and got this text and call. Don’t think I’ve ever had a team cancel the day of the event. Huh.

Went from this back to this. I set up from scratch in forty five minutes and broke down in twenty.

It was a beautiful day at the church.

Went to the bank to deposit a check on the way home.

Called Jon to see if I could drop off the financial report on the way home. They were out. I’ll do it later in the week.

Listened to Don Cheto. My ear continues to improve.

Gorgeous weather.


Hiked 1.57 miles.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Overwhelming Force.” I’ll release it tomorrow.

Last night I heard from my buddy Dan Smith about ComeHoming this year at Baylor. I’m planning on going. It’s the 100th anniversary of the NoZe Brotherhood. I’m not missing that. I contacted a bunch of guyz last night. I hope to see many of them in Waco. One of my buddies from Austin is now living in the ATL. What?! I look forward to getting together with him one day soon.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Anthony! PEK! 57th Fighter Group! 4.12.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:55 pm  

Just keep going!



Added oil to my car and checked the oil in K’s.

Super windy.

Had a good chat with my buddy Anthony.

K and I picked up the girls at the bus and took them to the 57th Fighter Group to eat. The vegetarian options weren’t very good. I had a black bean hamburger that was gross. I still chowed it down.

After we ate, they wanted to do gymnastics on their dance floor.

I liked all the WWII decorations.

Cool articles.

K is still having a hard time getting around. Father, help her heal.

Went to the Village Park to play. I got the kite out. Almost TOO windy.

They liked the rope course better.

Checked the mail at my office.

Blew the deck and the driveway.

Wrote an email to Dr. Jeon, my dentist.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Tooth Implant! PE! Azalea! Gymnastics! 4.11.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:47 pm  

Just keep going.


Turned really windy and rainy.

Jessi helped me make sure I can recover my account with Apple if something happens.

The big day finally arrived! After an extraction, a bone graft, an implant, and a post, I finally got the crown put in. I’ve had a hole in my gums for over a year. BUT, all that waiting made it possible for Medicare to kick in. And further waiting put me in a new year so further funds from my health insurance became available. So after more than $3,000 worth of work done, I ended up paying NOTHING. What a blessing.

I’ve enjoyed ready the Longevity book by Peter Attitia.

I deposited checks in the morning after seeing the dentist. The mail came in late this afternoon with more checks. I deposited them on the way home. Thank you, Father. What a blessing.

My calendar is really filling up.

I rested for about an hour at my office.

I ate lunch at Taco Veloz. Usually I wait for the girls, but I was too hungry. I took them there too.


Both Miles and Ashley came to see the girls work out. Love getting to hang with them.

Helped the kids with their homework and to prepare for the standardized test coming up next week.

The Super Mario game has been a big hit. All the kids love it. Having four players being able to play is one of the reasons I got the Nintendo 64 again.

I was glad to get my team on the calendar.

Listened to Don Cheto. There are actually three other people on the show with him.

Gassed up the car on the way home. I need to add oil tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Hike! Anthony! Azalea! 4.10.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:22 pm  

Working on K’s scholarship for work. I still need to iron out some details with her SS card.

Rained off and on today.


Swept kitchen and living room.

Our neighbor developed a leak in his front yard. They replaced the piece of pipe yesterday.

Another milestone.

Hiked 3.29 miles today. That’s over twenty hills.

Redid my vitamins for the week.

Had a fun talk with my buddy Anthony today. He’s on safari to Brazil. Fantastic spot where they discovered gold.

Helped the kids with their homework. The sixth graders are taking the milestone test now. I reviewed math with them. It covers the whole year.

The kids have been enjoying playing Nintendo 64 Super Mario Cart. That game has been a hit at the mission for over 25 years.

Went to my office to check the mail.

Don Cheto. I listened to one of the episodes a second time. I get way more the second go around.

Rained on me pretty hard on the way home.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Hike! Dentist! PE! Azalea! 4.9.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:55 pm  




Hiked 1.52 miles.

Called Dr. Jeon about my implant. They first told me to come in tomorrow, then later said wait till Thursday.

Texted my wife’s boss about some issues we were having with a scholarship.

Wrote a thank you note to one of our supporters.

Rained .7″ early this morning.

Moved the majority of my carnivorous plants inside. I kept some outside as an experiment. They need to have a dormant period outside in the cold. I still brought them in every time it got near freezing. I’m still hoping my banana plants survived.

Had a good chat with my Mom.

Picked up the girls at the bus. We had Vietnamese sandwiches.

Helped the kids with their homework. They are uptight about the standardized tests they’re getting ready to take.

I’ll be picking the girls up on Friday from the bus and keeping them till Ashley and Miles get home.

I filled out a reservation form for using the Fellowship Hall at FBC Doraville this Saturday.

Talked to my treasurer Jon Paul about dropping off the financial report for March.

Still working on K’s scholarship. Getting more information as to exactly what I need to find.

Listened to Don Cheto.

Contacted my Pastor John Weldon from Westside as to how many people I should expect this Saturday.

Monday, April 8, 2024

PE! Fernbank Museum & Science Center! Solar Eclipse! 4.8.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:54 pm  


Beautiful day.

Just keep doing my best.


Deposited checks. Thank you, Father.

Eclipse day is finally here! I had Penelope and Everly the whole day. We had a lot of fun.

I took them to Waffle House. Penelope drew me some “pop up” art using napkins. I especially liked her sound effects for the tail: “wigle, wigle.”

Next stop was the Fernbank Science Center. It’s the museum that has the big telescopes. While I was there, I saw a guy shooting video. I took the girls over with me to him and explained what I did. I told him I worked with CBS in Savannah. He replied, “WTOC?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “I know you man. I’m Anthony Coppins I used to work with you!” Another of my buddies also works with him here in the ATL. Crazy! I gave him a prayer card and one for my other buddy. He shot some video of us walking to the sign because I asked him too. Just like the old days when I was the Chief Photographer.

I got a text while we were there from one of the team from last week. They want to send money to help us. I sent him the information for the North American Mission Board.

Also talked to John Weldon, my pastor from Westside BC. He’s bringing a team with him on Saturday.

I took the girls to the main Fernbank Museum. We especially liked the Spider exhibit.

We had fun in the interactive Georgia exhibit too.

We went back to the Fernbank Science Center to check out the solar eclipse. Lots of fun stuff to do with the girls including going the planetarium and looking through all the big telescopes. Hundreds of people where there.

Pictures of what we are afraid of.

They filled out a questionnaire.

We did the art in the library where they had a big monitor showing a live feed of the eclipse as it passed through Mexico and Texas. Super cool.

I put a filter over my camera, but I didn’t really get a good shot. We had about 85% coverage here in the ATL.

I had never seen the weird shadows caused by the eclipse through the tree leaves. Groovy.

What a fun sun day!

We loved these snowball trees.

Got warm.

Listened to Don Cheto.

Did my laundry and put it up.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

FBC Doraville! Podcast! 4.7.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:15 pm  

I enjoyed going to FBC Doraville this morning! Beautiful seeing kids and an adult get baptized.

They had a little self contained Lord’s supper. Groovy.



Research for my presentation at FBC Doraville.

From 1st Corinthians.

Listened to Don Cheto.

Mileage log.

I recorded “My Little Spacecraft” this afternoon at Stone Mountain. Downloaded it onto my Mac Air. Published it on Libsyn. Posted on Facebook. It’s a way of life.

Learning to turn my auto off on my iPhone. Meta.

Research for my podcast.

Beautiful day.

Came in #7 this week.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Español! Yard Work! 4.6.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:25 pm  

K’s new knee brace came in.



Blew and rinsed off the garage and deck.

Ordered groceries.

Ordered more oil from Amazon. Walmart was out of the big size.

Beauty in my back yard.

Moved my plants back outside. Cut off the dead leaves and thoroughly watered them.

Cleared the mulch away from my banana plants. Hopefully they’ll come back. The bases didn’t look like they’d frozen.

Cleaned off the table where they had been sitting.

Cleaned the birdbaths and filled feeders.

Cleaned my shovel and sprayed it with WD-40.

I retied the wisteria to the trees. The storms had blown them loose.

Cleaned my St. Francis shrine.

Cleaned my outdoor carpet.

Trimmed two trees.

Threw sticks into my recycle area.

Cleaned the glass in the kitchen and both doors.

Attached door guards to Kathy’s front door.

Picked up the groceries.

Jessi coded our websites originally in My SQL version 5.6. That will no longer work as of August 3rd. We have to update that file on our websites. Jessi and I have been talking about it. I had a long conversation with a tech guy at Bluehost too.


Friday, April 5, 2024

Grandgirls! Stone Mountain! Sky Hike! Summit! 4.5.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:49 pm  

Paid bills!



Added oil to K’s truck.

Took the girls to Stone Mountain to do the Sky Hike. It’s one of the perks of having the Annual Pass aka “Super Ticket.”

Everly worked really closely with Penelope today. P got scared the last time. Today they zoomed through the first level.

Yellow Daisy season!

Rode up the Sky Ride to see the top of the mountain. Too windy and cold for us to stay long, but we sure enjoyed the ice cream, pretzel and popcorn! The view was great!


Back down!

Just keep going.

Got J Thai food.

Ordered some door protectors and another knee brace for K.

I’ve done ok this week but Spring Break has definitely cut into my study time. Just do what I can do and do worry about the rest!

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