I received a text from a girl named Linda (on Monday 11-23-15) while I was hunting. She asked me if I could help find her ring. She had lost her ring she received for her 15th birthday while walking. It had been two weeks since she had lost it while walking. It was Saturday, I told her I will be back in town Sunday and I could come Monday after work. She said okay. I received another text, a family member went into the hospital and the ring had to wait. (When things settled down I texted Linda and we set up a day. She said sure but it’s probably gone. It’s been a month I said no we are not giving up.) I finally was able to search for her ring two weeks after the initial call. I made the 45 minute drive from broken arrow. When I got there her brother met me, he took me two houses down from their’s. He showed me the area the size of a house door. I was have way thru the area when I got a great signal, I bent down with my whites TRX pinpointer and guess what it was just below the grass level. I asked, her brother if this was her ring he smiled and said yes. I started to call Linda as she was out of town he said wait. He wanted to surprise her I said Kool. A smile is worth it all when something is found that was once lost.Thanks Linda and Guillermo…..
I had two calls within 20 minutes Tuesday morning. Both lost rings were lost as a result of arguments with spouses and the rings were thrown. It happens more often than people like to admit. I choose to search for the one that was lost in a public area first but had no success in locating that ring. I’m sure it was found by somebody as it was a wide open area with hardly any hiding places.
Nikki’s mother called me about the ring and neckless that Nikki had thrown off a second floor apartment. They had searched for two days finding the neckless, but the ring was still waiting to be found. Nikki was embarrassed about her actions, but helpful with her description of how she threw the ring. The neckless did fall just in front of a large boxwood shrub. Then there was a 7 foot fence separating her garden area from her neighbor’s yard. The large shrub was going to be a challenge that I wasn’t wanting to tackle. I decided to try the neighbors yard first, because it was more detector friendly. We could eliminate that area first, although it seemed like it would be pretty far to throw a small ring. First problem was the neighbor was not home and the gate was latched from the inside. Nikki called them and was given permission to search the yard. I found a ladder that helped give me access to open the gate. It only took a few minutes to find the ring. She was very happy to have it back on her finger, but still remorseful for losing her temper. It was a ring that had belonged her spouse’s grandmother and very sentimental to both of them.
Nikki, Thank you for the reward and especially the jar of homemade salsa..