Thursday October 3 2019. At 7.15 pm my phone rings and on the other end is a young lady, Mai, who is a sophomore at Thompson Community College (CC) in Dryden NY. Mai was walking between the classrooms and her dorm when her “promise” ring fell off along the walkway.
Her ring is SS and cannot be resized, and although the ring fits OK during the summer months, now with fall and soon winter coming the cold makes everyone’s fingers lose at least ¼ ring size and during the coldest times up to ½ ring size. And today the weather was RAIN and temps dropping down into the 50’s. Wet and cold, perfect weather for losing a ring.
Although I would have liked to wait until tomorrow to search for her ring, I could tell by her voice that she was devastated on the lost of the ring. She was truly a “damsel in distress” and she was calling me to rescue her. How could I resist.
It was going to be a wet cold search in the dark so I rounded up my warm weather gear, headlamp and all the MD equipment that I needed and started down the road for a 1 hour drive both ways.
Upon arriving at the CC, I called her and she met me in the parking lots next to the trail where she lost the ring. We exchanged greetings, I fired up the machine and “a searching we will go”. There was a buried wire running along next to the walkway that carried power for the light poles that was giving me a little problem but I worked thru that and was able to do a good grid search It took me about ¾ of a hour but soon there came the sold sound of a SS ring. I could not see it as it had worked its way well down into the grass but when I “raked” the grass with my fingers I felt the ring. So I palmed the ring, stood up and ask her a question about the ring. When she answered, I then opened my hand and said, “Then this must be your ring”. Screams of joy, and yes I think a few tears. Another successful search.
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