What I thought was going to be an easy search and return didn’t exactly work out that way. I’ll let Edie tell her story……….
“We called Mark after hunting for 5 days for my ring. One evening I was tossing out two old oranges into the ivy-covered hillside behind our house and above our back patio. My hands were a bit wet and unfortunately this loosened up a very special ring that I’ve worn on my index finger for over 20 years. So when I was throwing out the second orange – my ring flew off along with the orange! Horror of horrors!! I only saw it like a split-second whir going off slightly to the left of the two oranges. Didn’t see exactly where it landed, only an approximate area. We hunted for several hours that night, and then on and on for 5 days, including after we bought a Pin-Pointer metal detector. The vines are very thick, though not too deep underneath them, and the vegetation has been there for decades on a rather steep hillside…. Mark looked everywhere for over an hour, even trying all of his highly sensitized equipment and doing a simulated test of my throw to approximate where the ring might have fallen. He was very patient and calm the whole time, but even he was finally ‘running out of options,’ as he said. Then he went up the hillside one last time, and further up and further to the left than we had ever considered it could go. There it was lying on the ground in perfect condition, not even encased in dirt. I had not expected to see the ring ever again, but Mark persisted in his search and continued to look beyond where we thought it could be. We are very grateful to Mark for coming the morning after we called him and for being so persistent in his search. We recommend him highly to anyone who has lost a ring or any other valuable metal object.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself! The ring was found at the top of the hill in the upper right of the photo. About 4 feet from the back fence. Quite a nice throw Edie! A pleasure to meet you and your husband Jim. Thank you for the generous reward!