Fourth of July was all about fun with the kids and hanging out on the front yard! The homeowners had taken off their rings and laid them down but the kids thought it would be fun to “play” with them. I got the call the next day. The weather had been hot and the grass was short but they still couldn’t find them. It took a whole 5 minutes to find them both!
Got a call from a gentleman who had been enjoying a nice day in friend’s backyard tossing around the football. The ring flung off his hand and they had spent the last few hours trying to find it with no luck. I was able to go there the next day but he had to work. It took around 20 minutes but it was found!
I had a gentlemen email me the other day about a ring he lost. We scheduled a time for yesterday. He told me he was doing yard work and at the end of the day he couldn’t find it. It’s a typical thing for winter – there’s only so much time during the day that’s warm enough and light enough to get anything done so you rush around and don’t notice that the cooler temperatures have shrunk your finger. Rings fall off and you now you have piles of debris to look through. Perfect for a metal detector to help you out.
Got a call from a gentlemen who lost his ring in the front yard and had no luck finding it. Was able to meet up within 1/2 hour and after a brief explanation of what happened I got to work. In just 5 min I was able to locate the ring! The gentlemen was on the front porch and flipped his hand and heard the ring hit the porch roof and ping off the porch railings to hit the ground. When I found it it was already flush with the dirt most probably from being stepped on while being searched for. The gentlemen told me he had only been married 3 days and knew it was a little loose so this just made it all the more urgent to get it resized!
Got a call from a lady whose daughter had lost a ring in the yard. The woman had received the ring when she was a child and cherished it for years and had recently passed it on to her young daughter. The daughter was playing in the sprinklers in the front yard and came running in when momma called – Her daughter flung her hands in the air and immediately felt the ring fly off. The parents spent many hours looking through the tall grass without success. I was happy to come by and look. She described it as a very small gold ring. Well, it was the smallest ring I’ve ever seen! Gold rings aren’t always easy to find as they show up as the either the pull tab off a drink can or a piece of foil like from a gum wrapper. This ring rang up as barely a 1 (from 1-100 on my machine) and barely made a slight fuzzy sound but I looked down and saw a slight glimmer – there it was! So happy to have been able to reunite the ring to the woman. Sorry, the picture it so blurry but it was so small and the lighting was not the best.
It was meant to be – I was doing some work in Choctaw Oklahoma Friday and received a call from a gentleman that stated he had lost his wedding ring in a volleyball court a few days ago and could I help. I asked him where the court was, hoping it wasn’t a public area, and he stated that it was in Choctaw at a friends house. Wow! I was there in 5 minutes and found the ring in less than 10 minutes! He couldn’t be there at the time but the homeowner had let me search. I called the gentleman back to let him know I found it but I was needing to get back to my home in south Oklahoma City and he stated that he lived South also. Turns out he lives only 1 mile from me! It was meant to be indeed!
Christmas lights vs ring! Although we don’t get much snow it does get pretty cold. I received a message from a gentleman in Edmond Oklahoma who needed some help. We arranged to meet in the next day that it was over freezing and the wind was less than 25 MPH. He showed me where he had been taking down his lights. He went all out this year and had them in all sides of the house, the trees and the fences. I was afraid it would take awhile to go through all the areas but luck was with me and I found it in less than 5 minutes! He was amazed as he had borrowed a couple of detectors from friends and tried himself.
Got a text from Jay, a local teacher. He was adding some mulch around his yard yesterday and noticed his ring missing. He told me that it was a silver band and gave me a couple of places where he thought it was. I proceeded to work the areas he pointed out but was having no luck. We decided to dump the planters out on a tarp and look for it that way. Bingo! Found in less than 5 minutes. I was a little confused about the numbers that showed up on my machine as it sure didn’t come up as silver. I looked at the inner area and it was actually 14K white gold! So, now he learned not only that he has a gold ring but to take off his ring whenever he works in the yard!
Got an email from a young man who was out at the local park that had a pond and was giving his fiance an engagement ring. They had brought the dog with them and well the dog went one way and the ring went the other. They had spent several hours looking and even got a detector to try it on their own but no luck. I met them out there and looked and looked. Couldn’t find it in the area around the pond but kept getting a really good signal in the water’s edge that they had searched by hand the day before. Now this part of the pond is a sudden drop off to about 1 foot down so he sunk his hand back in there as i told him to just grab handfuls of the dirt and muck and bring it up and i will scan it. After about 4 or 5 handfuls I picked up that same signal but he just didn’t believe it was there until he started really mushing around – there it was!
Got a call from a gentleman that was helping a local women’s shelter build a new patio in the backyard. Seems he and a few members of a local church were helping with the build and he was using a ground pounder to compact the dirt for the patio bricks and of course his hands went numb and he didn’t feel the ring fall off. They had looked and looked for it but he hadn’t noticed it was gone from his hand until after all the dirt was dug and the patio bricks laid. He called me and we set up a time for us to meet. After about 20 minutes I was able to find the ring. It was just below the ground at the edge of the yard and luckily not under the pavers!