Joe needed to trim some dead branches from the big pine tree in the yard, so of course, he decided to climb the tree. But as he leaped up to grab the lowest branch, he felt his wedding ring slip off his finger. No problem, he thought, how hard can it be to find a big ring in a small lawn? He borrowed a metal detector from a friend and searched the whole area. He found trash, coins, wire, and even a lost fork, but no ring. Then they called me. We arranged for a time to meet, and I started searching through the junk-filled yard with my metal detecting equipment. I found the ring 20 or 30 feet from the tree, in the opposite direction from where we thought the ring would be. When a ring goes flying, it’s hard to guess where it will finally land.