Thank you OP. I appreciate the words. Even the shaking your head.
The problem I have is that the flash drive is beyond corrupted. Even if I was to find someway to boot back into persistence, I have lost much in the bad update of KDE. Somehow my partitions are messed up as well.
Most times if anyone has read my posts, I always try to work through a problem. It's the only way to learn more.
Sometimes a problem is worth more to the learning experience than if you did it perfectly the first time. Let me change that to ALL the time.
Anyway, I took someone's earlier advice and did a regular install to the flash drive. Made 3 partitions swap, /home, and /, and am using it as we speak.
Remember not everyone is on the same page when it comes to experience. I use PCLINUXOS everyday. It is my only OS for awhile now. I used to jump back and forth between Windows and Linux and now I don't feel the need to.
I have learned much since just using PCLINUXOS. No falling back on Windows for any reason. If I don't know how to do something, I come here and ask. One should never be embarrassed to ask questions. I sometimes feel foolish when the answer is obvious and I just didn't see it, but so be it. Not a big deal.
Anyway, thank you to all that helped me. Hope I can return the favor one day.