Married Two Weeks and Already in the Dog House
Over the weekend I heard from a distressed young man who had lost his Tungsten Wedding Band, in a wooded area in Okotoks, Alberta. Chris went on to explain that he had only been married two weeks and needed to find it and it was only a short 10 minute walk into the woods. I agreed and headed out to Okotoks a 74 km drive from Airdrie.
When I met Chris at our agreed location, he went on to explain that he had been in the wooded area with some friends they had a camp fire and a few libations and he had fallen while walking through the bush. They had been out hunting for it a couple of times and his friend even bought a toy metal detector but it wouldn’t even find coins on top of the ground. However, they did mark the area were Chris had fallen.
Once we got to ground zero, Chris asked if he could do anything to help. I reflected back to when my kids were little and I would detect a resort beach and put straws in the sand, at each signal the kids would take turns digging up coins at the end of the beach they would have enough for ice cream, there I go rambling. Anyway, I told Chris he could use my Garrett Retriever and rake away the over burden when I got a signal. I got a pretty good signal and Chris went to work and I carried on when about 6 ft further on I got another signal and changed direction of my sweep to center it when I saw it was the ring.
I looked over at Chris and he was still feverishly scraping the same spot it was getting a bit deep, I thought I could here Chinese voices coming from the hole he was creating LOL. I called out to him, Chris, check this signal out it sounds pretty good, he came over bent down and immediately saw it. This was a fun outing and Chris was a very happy man and gets to get off the couch. Thanks for the generous reward Chris.