I received a 911 call from wonderful lady, whose name is Jo Anna. It seems like she was walking her dog in her back yard earlier this week and using a “chucker” to throw a ball for the dog to chase and return to her. Jo Anna had on a chain with a sterling silver pendant that has a clip that allows for easy changing between different pendants and different chains.
Jo Anna and her dog were having a wonderful time, the dog chasing the ball and returning that ball to Jo Anna where she would bend over, pick up the ball and chuck it again. Everything was fine until Jo Anna got back into the house and started to get ready for work, Then is when she discovered that the pendant was not on the chain anymore. We all can imagine the panic that sets in at a time like this, as we all have ourselves experienced a similar experience. Panic and sense of loss.
Jo Anna tried to recover the pendant herself as she rented a metal detector from a local dealer, read the booklet that comes with the machine and started searching her back yard. Although a salesman for a detector would not tell you, it’s just not that easy. The machine has to be set up right for the metal content that is present in all soil, and that content changes as you work any area which requires more adjustment. Also, metal detectors speak in sounds (tones) that are different for all the different metals. I call these tones “metal detector speech”. Now we speak English but the metal detector speaks in those tones. We can’t teach the machine to speak English, so we must learn what the detector is saying. In other words, we must learn metal detector speech. That takes years to refine. Jo Anna worked her yard with her rental machine, became discouraged, returned the machine and looked up www.theringfinders.com and gave me a call.
When she called we set up a time to meet and search. I arrived, questioned Jo Anna as to what she was doing, where she had walked that dog and where she believed the pendant would be. I set up my grid and started searching. As the pendent was lost only a few days ago, it would not be buried into the lawn, so I could ignore all the signals that were deep and not silver, and there were lots of those signals. It did not take long and I got a nice “hit” close to the surface and silver. Although I took out my pin-pointer to find it in the grass, I noticed the glint of the silver before I had to use the pin-pointer. There It was !!!, now it’s time to give the pendant back to the lady that makes it look beautiful.
I filmed the search and the recovery. It’s a short (5 minute) video, so if you are interested click on the like below and enjoy.
Thank you for watching, I enjoy my job.