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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Just Not Feeling Like Posting Lately

tumblr_pcdp4e7JoL1u1b4w2o1_500-removebgCause I got a sore throat and a COLD the very same day the weather turned nice around here. So, for a week now I’ve felt like shit.

And I have no real idea what I’ve been doing except for “things” around the house. Weed-Whacked today. Finally got rid of the carpet that was in the living room. (That took 4 of us to handle!) Made a trip or two into town. Home Depot sold me another $236 or so in flooring.

Made a trip to the Building Department in Shelton to get a copy of the plans for our house. Forty minute drive. Waited in line for 15 minutes. Oh, we throw them away 6 months after completion. Forty minutes back. Laid out in the sun the rest of the afternoon.

But, the bright spot has been the Weather the last 3-4 days. Over 80 degrees so, naked Wx! Cool! Dog and I have been taking off all our clothes and laying out in the Sun and trying to thaw out down to our bones. Nice!

Planning to make some structural changes in the MILA. Take out a wall. Put in a wall and closet. Turn the shower/tub into a walk in shower. Replace the vanity in that bath. I may get a wild hair and redesign the kitchen and do that one cabinet at a time. We’ll see. Had a contractor come over to give me guestimates but I need to find out what’s in the wall I want to remove and we’ll go from there. Of course, the plans for our house no longer exist so that means I’ll have to cut into the wall. Sucks!

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Personally, I’m getting weaker by the week now. Don’t know if it’s this cold (this week) or I have something more systemic going on. My morning walks are getting harder. Sometimes by the time I get to the top of the road I’m ready to go home. Wouldn’t be fair to the Dog though. And I usually complete the mile. And do a couple more during the day by walking the back 40 (especially if it’s warm). But I’m damned sick and tired of being sick and tired. Especially the tired part. I’m only (almost) 67! Fuck!

Had a couple of real killer migraine’s last week. The “Just kill me and get it over with” kind. So I stopped by the local “head shop”l and bought a vape cartridge with 3/1 CBD/THC mix to see if it helps with the next migraine. Last time I took one of SWMBO’s oxycontin(sp?) and I really don’t want to do that again. It worked, but …

Anywho, didn’t make the choir this week and probably won’t make it next. Have no desire to pass on this cold or whatever has my throat feeling so sore. I do enjoy singing with them. Fun! Maybe doing this will get me trained some.

And that’s it. Just trying to catch up.

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