I know that all of the Ring Finders that live where it snows have come back home wet, cold and with a dull feeling of not finding the lost ring they were tasked with finding. However, as I sat at my dinner table eating my reheated dinner, I got a text from a lady who was wanting to know if I could help her nanny find her lost wedding ring. Knowing all the questions I had to ask would clog up a text message, I called the lady. After chatting about the lost ring and how they used hot water to melt away the snow without sucsses, I told her after work the next day I would come by. Before getting off the phone I asked her how she found The Ring Finders, her answer brought a smile to my face. She said her friend saw her post on facebook asking for help, and told her she had a great experience using The Ring Finders in San Antonio when she lost her bracelet. Hats off too all of the Ring Finders in San Antonio doing what we do best, finding smiles. Today after a wet and soggy day cleaning up metling snow off of our hanger floor, I made my way to a house on top of a hill. The couple Laura the nanny and Felipe her husband, joined me in my car and we made our way to an off the beaten path photo shoot location. As we scoped out the area where the pictures where being taken, Laura pulled out her phone and showed me a short GIF of her shaking the snow off her hands. How convenient, the exact time and position where Laura lost her ring. All I had to do was walk two feet and start scanning around the left side of where she stood. Easy enough right? Wrong! The ring on her left hand flew down and to the right. The whole search took three minutes max, but amazingly enough the ring was under the snow and in the forest floor about two inches. These fast searches blow my mind, but let the truth be told you cannot find a lost ring when there is no ring to be found. Laura’s and Felipe’s rings were made in Columbia four mounths prior. It’s amazing to think that her ring traveled all that way to be lost in a forest in Washington state. The Ring Finders, finding smiles and saving rings.
Ryan e-mailed me this morning asking if I could help him locate his I-phone which he lost yesterday while shovelings snow. He said he knew the approximate location where his phone was but unfortunately the battery had died and was no longer sending out a signal to locate it on his app (Find My Phone).
I told Ryan I would come out to help him locate his phone. I met Ryan and he explained to me what he was doing and that the phone could be in a couple of locations in a the snow bank. After searching the known locations with no luck I searched another area where he said he been throwing snow into the bush. Safely buried in the snow lay his phone which made Ryan very happy to have the phone back in his possession.
Thank you Ryan for entrusting me to find your I-Phone! Another happy client.
Rachelle was brushing off her pants on the third floor of her apartment building, just outside her door, when she felt her wedding ring slip off her finger. She didn’t hear it land, and she couldn’t find it anywhere around her door, so she knew it must have fallen three stories into the snow. That’s when she found TheRingFinders.com and gave me a call. I arrived at the apartment complex at about 9:00 pm, in the dark. We used headlamps and detected the snowy grass area below her apartment, but there was no ring there. Part of my job as a ring finder is to help people narrow down their search area by telling them where their ring is not, and it wasn’t in the grass. So we turned our attention to the next place to check, on the concrete on the other side of a fence. They had looked earlier, but hadn’t seen any marks in the fresh snow. We got a key, unlocked the gate, and started looking. Rachelle’s husband noticed a glint in his headlamp in the shallow snow, and found the ring up next to the fence. I’m counting this ring in my finds even though I’m not the one that actually found it, because I helped them narrow down the places where the ring could be. I’m glad for the part I played in helping find the ring!
Doug called me yesterday afternoon asking if I could help him find his wife’s engagement ring which he lost while he was walking with his children yesterday morning, while visiting at a friends house, I told Doug I could meet him within the hour.
When I arrive at the location, Doug told me he had walk roughly a Block and a half with his children and his dog. I asked Doug where did he have the ring. He told me it was on his finger for safe keeping, he notice the ring was missing when he got back to the house, you see his wife had entrusted him with her ring while she was attending a tournament in the city,
I asked Doug if he had done anything out of the ordinary while on his walk he told me that he was throwing snow balls at the back of the house, I told him we will start at that location which was a logical place to start when we got on the walkway, Doug said the walkway had been cleared of snow since he was last there.
Doug told me that he had spent a couple of hours walking up and down the walkway looking for the ring with no luck.
After about 20 minute searching the area where Doug was throwing snowballs I found the ring on the other side of the walkway Doug was very happy to have the ring back in his possession.
Thank you Doug for allowing me to locate your wife’s lost ring.
Yet another snow covered car steals a man’s wedding ring. That man Jared, was just closing the door to his car and with the slam of the door he also heard the ting of his ring hitting the door. Thinking the ring couldn’t have gone far, he and his wife looked for an hour. After not succeeding, Jared took to his computer to find a metal detector to buy. Low and behold the internet led him to the Ring Finders and so begins my latest Ring Finders tale. I got an email from Jared about his ring and dawned my snow bibs and took off to his house. The car that stole Jared’s ring was still parked in the spot where he had lost the ring. So knowing a thing or two about how conductive cars are I stayed away from the car and grid searched around the door he had closed. “The ring is being hidden by the car” I told him. He moved the car backwards but still no ring, he moved the car forwards and then I heard the sweet sound of the lost but now found ring. I said ” I bet this is it”, I swept the snow with my foot and Jared’s ring landed in front of him. He was wearing a smile when he bent down to pick it up and an even bigger smile with his ring back on his finger.
Today this lady named Karen decided to follow a sign from God and take a leap of faith by contacting me from the information I had posted on Craigslist. Her ring was lost over the Christmas weekend. However, Karen did not know where it was lost or the actual day it came off. Her dear friend was trying to help her by placing an ad on the Spokane Craigslist. I was watching the lost and found section while I was on vacation and saw her ring ad pop up on the top a few times. I was also re-posting my ring finders ad as well. These two action created a spark of hope in Karen’s heart. She called me today with only the strength to get out the message that she left and say hello when I called back. Her tears made this Ring Finder head out in 2o degree weather with 2 feet of snow on the ground to search for a ring that may not be there. So I dawned my detectives hat when I got there and started questioning her about everything that happened that weekend. There were three spots of interest . So after searching the front drive way where she got out of her car, the walk way to the stairs and the stairs. I headed to the back yard where she had thrown a few snow balls with both her left and right hands. To give you an idea of the snow conditions, I had two hands on my metal detector to be able to move it through the new snow layer so I could be closer to the snow that had frozen last week. The ring was under a foot of snow. It rang up as a 17 and gave me the biggest thrill to date seeing the out line of her ring in the frozen snow. I got the signal and told her fiance John that this could be it and in fact it was. After showing John the ring and giving him a hug, Karen had come back outside and saw us hugging. I quickly moved to the porch to give her the ring but her week of looking for the ring came full circle and emotions almost brought her to her knees. This was a really good new years day for both Karen and my self. God is alive in Spokane, Washington you only need to have faith that His Promise will come true. Happy New Year Ring Finders Family.
On Wednesday December 7, 2016 Kayla e-mailed me requesting my service to locate her husband’s Tungsten wedding band lost in his mother-in-law’s backyard while he was moving stuff and playing with the dog, he heard the ring go ping on the sidewalk then ended up in the snow somewhere in the yard, he tried to find his ring with no success Kayla said he’s very upset.
I meet-up with Kayla this morning with another bitter cold day -22 Celsius in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Kayla showed me where the ring flew off his finger, within ten minute the ring was back in her safe hand!
Another happy client! Thank you Kayla for entrusting me to find your husband’s ring.
So you know that moment when you look down, then look around and then go It’s gone. It doesn’t really matter what it is, keys, your child, your phone, we have all been there. So when I got a text at 6pm last night asking if I was Luke Schlining The Ring Finder, I knew an upset lady named Shailynn was feeling the same feelings. Her intent was to take some nice winter photos for the holidays. However after preforming an action shot of throwing snow up in the air, her hands had reached that magical temperature that shrinks the ring finger. Off went her Fiance’s ring with the melting snow she had just threw. In that very snow that she was standing in, the ring sat. It didn’t make a sound for her on their metal detector, nor did it come to the surface when they sifted through the snow. But as I made a quick grid around the trampled snow where the photo shoot took place, I quickly discovered where the ring was hiding. Handing it back to Shailynn was an amazing feeling, punctuated by her mom yelling “He Found, It He Found it”. I now know how Chris feels when the people who hired him are still signing his contract and he digs up their lost ring from right under their feet. As my Dad put it, a good ending to 2015.