The warmer than usual weather this week in the Detroit area was drawing people out for one last property cleanup effort. One of those people was Barrett. Barrett considers his yard a sacred place….a personal retreat and takes great pride in keeping his yard in pristine condition. Eager to get out of the house he approached the task of removing the leaves from under the bushes. Once in motion, moving around the bushes positioned the leaves ready to rake into the large pile. Once completed, he noticed his ring slipped off. This afternoon I turned on my MXT metal detector and scanned under the bushes. Nothing was detected in the loose dirt. I double checked the area with my Garrett carrot pin-pointer with the same result. Resuming the search with the MXT around the bushes and moving towards the leaf pile I got a metal signal in the range of where his ring should be on the detector meter. Pinpointing revealed the metal item was shallow and poking the pin-pointer into the thick ivy revealed his shiny gold wedding band! As I handed it to him he was thrilled it was found and now he could continue bagging up the leaves without worry and while enjoying the upcoming holidays, can look out the window at his grand designs.