It has been snowing on and off in Iowa for the past several weeks and the temperatures have been subzero for most of this time. The snow has been piling up and even my yard has large piles of snow from the repeated clearing of my driveway. The same is true for a new friend named Jake. Jake was clearing his driveway with his girlfriend when he realized that his ring of car keys was no longer in his jacket pocket. Jake and his girlfriend searched for a while, but they were unable to locate the keys. Jake searched the Internet for ways to find lost keys in the snow and one of his search results said to contact “The Ring Finders”.
I received a call from Jake yesterday morning and I told him that I would head straight over to his house. I met Jake in the driveway a few minutes later and I was provided with some great details of approximately where he lost his keys and the steps he did to try to find them. I started my search with a comparison of the driveway cement’s rebar tones and a ring of old keys that I tossed in the snow for a reference. I searched the outer banks of snow lining the driveway to eliminate the possibility of the keys dropping on the edges of the shoveled snow. I then began a search over the tops of the snow bank and quickly located a good signal matching my test keys. I pinpointed the location and Jake used my spade to uncover his lost keys about 4″ beneath the surface of the snow. Jake was very thankful to have his keys back in his hands within an hour of calling me out for this search. You’re welcome, Jake. I’m glad I was able to help.