Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hike! Bike! Groceries! 5.28.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:07 pm  

Bad weather headed towards my Mom! Protect her please, Father.



Hiked 1.33 miles.

Prepped my bike and rode 12.41 miles.

Been studying words to a song in Spanish.

Listened to Don Cheto!

Ordered groceries this morning and picked them up this evening.

The bike ride smelled great because of all the gardenias blooming. I brought more inside to enjoy.

Put the dog food in my storage bin.

Went to Ann’s house to take her some food and tea. I also got her phone and charger to work. Always something. If that phone goes down, she’s in a world of hurt.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Español! Anthony! Plants! 5.27.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:33 pm  

Rashawn was one of my favorite kids at the mission. He graduated from Brown University yesterday. That’s an Ivy League school!

The girls are enjoying the beach!

Powerful thunderstorms here.

I’m still trying to memorize this song in Español.


I came in second place last week.

How does family affect ability to learn a language. From the Duolingo blog.

Fun talk with my buddy, Anthony.

Beach girl.

Cleaned and refilled the hummingbird feeder. I’ve seen one pair so far.

Transplanted some plants.

I had to drill some holes into the bottom of the pot for drainage.

I talked with Jessi about making some cuttings of the ivy. I want the girls to get to plant some.

Little over .5″ of rain this morning. I cleaned the rain gauge today.

Cleaned and refilled the birdbaths.

Put bricks by the drainage hose.

Swept my outside carpet.

Blew the driveway and deck.

Trimmed the bushes in the front of my house to align with the brick.

Looking into better lights for some of my plants.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bank! Verbal Surgery! Ann! 5.26.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:50 pm  

That’s a lot of people.

I finished drying out the sphagnum moss and put it in a gallon ziplock bag.

Post Office to buy stamps for the newsletters.

Got gas. Checked the fluids. The oil seems to be holding at a little over half on the stick.


K’s new toothbrush came in last night. I hooked it up for her. She’s pretty excited about it.


I pulled back more of the mulch from the banana plant’s rhizome.

Everly wrote everyone in the family a love note.

Hot today.

Deposited money at the bank.

Did some research on a life alert button for my sister in law Ann.

K and I enjoyed Chinese food. Brought some to Ann. Got Thai for J.

Went to Ann’s house to give her some food, fix her TV remote and clean out her ice machine.

I’ve been needing some bigger pots. Someone had these out by the curb. Noice. I have a couple of plants in mind. Good news is that I recently got a big bag of potting soil for my baby banana plants. So I have plenty for this project.

Recorded Verbal Surgery “The Forever Pill.” Downloaded onto my Mac Air, then uploaded it to my server. On Facebook.

I’ll come in #2 this week. The guy who came in #1 put up a gigantic amount of points. Maybe the most I’ve ever seen in one week.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Español! Storms! Newsletter! 5.25.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:13 pm  

Got more screen protectors and a toothbrush for K. Her old ones weren’t any good any more.

I’m learning how to do things on Fallout 4. It’s a huge game.



Big storms blew through this morning.

Wrote and produced my newsletter.

One of my banana plants sprouted. Thank you, Jesus.

I learned this word at El Torreros at lunch with K.

The Turkey Tail mushroom is eating the tree stump.

I should come in #2 this week.

Friday, May 24, 2024

PE! Español! Evergreen! Nepenthese! Fallout 4! 5.24.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:47 pm  





I took the girls to Evergreen to swim. We got there around 10:00 AM so we had the pool to ourselves. I had them swimming laps. We got really tired, but a fun tired! We ate at Hot and Cold for lunch. It’s one of their favorites.

Came home and took naps. Jessi and Penelope enjoyed playing PS3 when they woke up.

I transplanted my three Nepenthes carnivorous plants today. I got sphagnum moss that looked like a board! After adding water and fluffing it up, it was fine.

I transplanted them from 4″ to 7″ pots. It’s a very delicate operation. It’s not easy to detangle the roots from the moss. Then I replanted them with fresh moss.

I cleaned out the area where the pot had been.

Then put all the plants back.

Final part was to squeeze out as much water as possible from the moss and put it on plastic lid with a fan to dry. In a couple of days, I’ll put it in a large ziplock baggie for the next project.

Keep going.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Español! PE! Azalea Organization! 5.23.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:19 pm  


Summer schedule started this morning. Got up at 6:00 AM. Met the dawn.


I normally study Spanish while I walk. Unfortunately, Mint mobile doesn’t have good internet and I wasn’t able to do that. I only walked .45 miles. Decided studying was more important.

I tackled a massive job today: organizing the school stuff. It was a hard and nasty job. Rats and gotten into it. Gross.

Better now.

I took some of the stuff to Ashley and Miles’ house, some to my office at the church, and threw some stuff away.

Took the girls to Waffle House. They were really cracking up.

Went to my office to drop stuff off, check the mail and water my ficus.

Went to Goodwill. I wanted to get a back pack for the summer school material. I found this little trampoline for $13. They’re having fun on it.

Went by UPS to drop off a shirt K didn’t like to send back to Amazon.

Took them to MJ’s to eat. I’ve never seen any person get that much corn. She ate over half of it. It was the first time I’ve ever let Everly do her own plate. Not sure that was a good idea.

Keep going.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Hike! PEK! Azalea Graduation Party! Village Park! 5.22.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:03 pm  



Gwinnett County water guys came to our neighborhood this morning. They brought a back hoe to work on my neighbor’s yard. They were trying to make the grass look better. I was glad they didn’t have to turn off the water again.

It’s still nice, but definitely getting hot in the afternoon.

Because of the noise of the back hoe, I decided to do my hike in another neighborhood that also has a big hill like my street. Not as big, but still steep.

K and I went to Walmart to pick up popsicles for the kids as they got off the bus.

We had a fun time at the party. I like giving things to the adults too.

Went to my office to check the mail and use the bathroom.

Ate at Buford Highway Farmers Market.

Village Park for exercise.

K and I had a good visit with Ashley and Miles after we came back from the park.

Picked up a pizza for J on the way home.

Enjoying playing Fallout 4. It’s been really fun to have a game I’m looking forward to playing.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hike! Bank! PE! Two Bridges Park! 5.21.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:21 pm  


My gardenias are blooming. One of my favorite times of year.


Hiked 1.33 miles.

I sent the sphagnum moss back to Amazon. Needed a lot more than that little bag. The UPS store has self check in and bagging.

Don Cheto!

Transported a squirrel to Chamblee.

Picked up mail and processed checks. Then took them to the bank to deposit.

Took the girls to 2 Bridges Park. Sadly, the Splash Pad still wasn’t open. They still had fun.

On the way home, I passed by 3rd Rail Studios. I noticed a WTOC sign on the fence. I thought that was cool. I spent a few really good years there!

Traffic was so bad going home.

I’m enjoying playing Fallout 4.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Español! Hike! PE! Monkey Bar Park! 5.20.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:57 pm  

Came in #1 last week.

Lovely weather. Looks like it’s going to be dry for a while. Put my succulents back outside. They were staying too wet.


Updated this payment option.

Hiked 3.83 miles. Twenty eight hills.

Good talk with my Mom today.

There’s a QT near the mission that has super good gas prices. Nearly a quarter cheaper than near my house and .37 cents cheaper than in Chamblee.

I took the girls to the Downwind restaurant at the PDK airport. They are building a new playground there. Not sure about the concrete base!

Then to the Monkey Bar Park.

Listened to Don Cheto on the way home.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Español! Laundry! Plants! Feeders! Podcast! 5.19.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:13 pm  



Cloudy with a bit of rain.

I like to support the police and for them to know that. I got a set of stickers for my cars and house.

I got my new power strip and chargers hooked up for my external batteries.

Watered my plants.

I have some 7″ pots and sphagnum moss coming to replant my Nepenthes carnivores.

Ordered groceries.

Cleaned and refilled my feeders and bird baths.

K and I went to Guero’s for Mexican food. Then picked up groceries.

I got extra distilled water for a project that J is working on.

Put my new episode of Verbal Surgery on Facebook: “The Spider and The Ant.”

I’ll come in #1 this week.

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