Write Protect Error on USB Flash Drives

So, my SanDisk Cruzer Glide 64gb drive went “read only” and, after trying a bunch of things on my own (cause I am a Computer Tech Type of Person) and, having none of said things fix the problem, I found this on the SanDisk site:

Write protection errors occur when a flash drive detects a potential fault within itself. The drive will go into write-protected mode to prevent data loss. There is no method to fix this. To verify the issue is related to the flash drive and not your computer we recommend that you try plugging the USB drive into another port on your computer. You should also try the drive on another computer if possible.

Well, gee. Thanks, SanDisk. Guess I won’t be buying any more of their USB drives b_shot0029aif this can happen and can’t be fixed. What a dipshit thing for a company to do! Reminds me of the “click of death” for those old Iomega Zip Drives (of which I had many).

So, what else have I been doing? Nothing.

Well, that’s not really true. I’ve mowed the lawn a couple of times since I last posted. Had Miguel over to give me a guesstimate for his group doing the lower front & back yards and trimming: $130 each time. Excuse me? If I don’t do it myself I’m sure there’s a young person at Church that needs to make $25 a couple times a month. (That’s what I think the jobs worth. It ain’t rocket science. Ride the mower around and get what you can with it then whack-weed the rest. Easy peasy. I just don’t feel like doing it anymore. I can; I just don’t feel like it.)

Been putting the new flooring in the living room. Putting the flooring in is the easy part. Getting up and down and moving around on my old assed knees is the hard part. So it’s been going slowly. Really slowly.

Starting taking the ceiling lights out in the MILA to get it ready for painting. SWMBO picked the colors she wants down there for the walls. Need to take Terra’s stuff out of the storage unit and put it in my side of the garage. I’ll be starting to get rid of what she left after the 30th. Wish that had turned out better.


Last couple of days have been “get naked and walk through the woods” weather days. Yesterday was ruined by a headache that lasted the night before through yesterday preceding the change in weather we’re experiencing today. Temps dropped over 15 degrees for the high today and there’s a chance of rain. Was (supposedly) a chance of thunderstorms yesterday but I never heard any. Bummer.

Anyway, really busy around the house but still getting weaker by the week. Haven’t been to the choir in 3 weeks cause of a sore throat and now blowing snot bubbles when I start any singing. Or bending over. Or standing. Or just trying to live my fookin’ life! Sumer colds are the worst!

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OMG! It’s Snowing!

Just made a run to Lowe’s for some wood and bolts and every store parking lot between here and there was full. Even Lowe’s was busy busy. Was going to get gas at Safeway on the way back but the lines had 2 or 3 or more cars waiting. There are pictures online of store shelves empty from people buying stuff they think they’ll need. Q13 is staying on air ALL DAY to cover the snow. Traffic cams from “over there” do look pretty heavy at times.


It did start snowing just as I pulled into my driveway. Really little flakes you could barely see. Now though, it’s snowing pretty good out there. Crap, now it’s snowing harder! Bigger flakes. Way bigger. (10 minutes later they’re small again.)

Ain't Dressing Like This Today!Maybe this will turn into a real snowstorm. Just as long as it doesn’t turn into an ice storm like we had back in 1996! We went without power for a week during that one. (But was glad we had a wood stove for heat!)(Which we don’t have here.)

It’s 1313 and SWMBO is heading home early cause they might close the ferries the worse the Wx gets. Don’t blame her. Like her, I’d much rather she was stuck on this side of the water …

Took the dog for a walk. He LOVES the snow! Idiot. About an inch so far. It always looks worse on our deck cause the roof of the house deflects a lot that lands on the rails. So it looks like its snowed more than it actually has. You get used to it.

Anyway, will let y’all know how this all turned out tomorrow. Gonna go ahead and post this “just in case” we lose power or I wind up going down to the ferry landing to pick SWMBO up.

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