Doing Things I Hate Doing!

2019-05-10 08.21.30Last Saturday, Date Day with SWMBO went as usual: Great! She took me to Arby’s and Home Depot in Silverdale. Was going to pick up the lights I want to install in the MILA but were out of the long one so we didn’t get any. On the way home we had to stop by the Church and do some straightening up and setting up chairs. (Yeah, I don’t mind helping her clean up the Church. Except the bathrooms. Hate cleaning the bathrooms.)

Sunday was SSDD around here. Wx turned cold again. WaRshington.

Monday SWMBO had off so I got her up almost early and took her to breakfast at FPH in Port Orchard. Then a quick $250 stop at Home Depot in Gig Harbor for those lights I want for the MILA.

2019-04-14 21.54.21Then we went “across the bridge” (Tacoma Narrows)(which I normally hate doing because of the traffic) to the IKEA in Renton cause SWMBO wanted to look at the vanities and other stuff they have. Holy Shit, that store is gigantic! We spent a good 3 hours just browsing. Saw lots of things I wouldn’t mind getting but we restrained ourselves and walked out ONLY $5 poorer. Lots of good ideas though.

On the way home we stopped and had dinner at the Teriyaki place in Gig Harbor (almost right across from Home Depot).

Dog was glad to see us!

I made the suggestion to SWMBO that it sure would be nice if her Dad visited and gave us ideas about what he would want for the MILA, and, next thing I know, she’s talked to her parents and bought a round-trip ticket for him for 21-28 June. So, my father-in-law is going to visit over Field Day weekend. Good thing I like him!

Putting Flooring In The Big Room

As far as the “doing things I hate doing” it’s: spending money I don’t have, to do things I don’t really feel like doing, but do because it needs to be done. Yeah, we’ll make it back if we get a renter but I still hate using a credit card. Even when we can easily make the payments. SWMBO got a loan to help her son (don’t get me started!) and my credit score is 755, so, that’s not bad for an old retired guy. And I need to use this credit card we got to keep that kind of score; but I still hate using the damned thing. But it will let me get things done. We’ll work it out.

Anywho, that’s about it. Time to shower and take the dog for a walk. Spent most of yesterday cleaning up and fixing the paint sprayer. Got it to working so now to get a couple of gallons of white paint for that room we put in the basement so her Dad has a place to sleep. Though he may opt for the Caravan also …

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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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