As I pulled into my last window cleaning job for the day, Steve a caring husband called me about his wife’s lost silver wedding ring. A month ago Steve and his wife were raking the backyard. After the work was done Steve’s wife’s ring was long gone, until today. After I arrived Steve showed me the pile of grass that was raked up and the small yard where they were working. I searched the pile of grass and found a dime which gave a very similar reading to his wife’s ring. So then I started my grid around the outside of the yard. As I got close to an old tree stump my coil passed over two signals. One of the signals was a penny and the other, the wedding ring Steve’s wife lost. At this point I didn’t know where Steve had gone off too. So I put the ring in my hand with the few coins and pull tabs that I found in my short search. I walked over to the stairs where I saw Steve last and set the handful of finds down on the rail. Just as I stood up I heard Steve say, “find anything”? With a hidden smile I pointed to the pile and said “yeah this stuff right here”. Steve walked over and started looking really hard at the pile of stuff when he noticed the ring under a freshly dug pull tab. Wow, OMG, Where did you find it, OMG. All this being said, I gathered he was happy the search for his wife’s ring was over. Later after I left he called and said his wife was crying on the phone after he sent her a picture of her lost ring. This is what makes a successful hunt magical, the opportunity to give a lost item back to the owner and the “thank you’s” that stream down their face. Thanks for trusting me Steve and believing in the Ring finders.
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.