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Knox Mountain Middle School Ringfind

  • from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

I often wonder at the beginning of the season, what my first call is going to be… Well this season is starting off well, and I really didn’t have much to do with it.  It starts off with a call from a nervous girl asking if I find rings… “Yes I do” I respond, and then the story unfolds.  Well this couple was out last night playing softball, and at the end of the game she noticed her ring missing.  The next series of reactions is pretty much the same for anyone in that position.   Panic strikes and you start thinking ” OMG… did I really loose it?.. did I take it off at home?.. did I even have it on?..  aaaah oh boy, this cannot be happening!”.  Well this couple starts combing the field, but there is only so much you can do as the daylight starts to disappear.  I can only imagine what it feels like going home thinking that it could be anywhere and that some Joe public could find it, and pick-up, what you treasure, and it could be gone forever.  usually the thing most people do in this type of scenario is search for metal detectors to rent.  This is when they bump into us.  The response I usually get is “I didn’t even know a service like this even existed!”.  Yes we are real and we take what we do seriously.  It is a fevered passion in reuniting people with their lost treasures.  Now the panic with this search was that the ground zero is located on a middle school field, in the middle of the week, with hundreds of students in attendance.  With this information about the search, I knew from experience that I needed to meet up with the couple ASAP.  This is a time sensitive search because of the short grass and plethora of looky-loos that could easily spot it.  This is the happy/lucky part of the story.  I arrive on scene just in time for Scott to tell me that he had just found it.  Just by looking in the grass as they where waiting for me  as I was fighting traffic getting there after the call.  relief, joy and smiles all around, as you can tell from the pictures.  I may have not played a large part in this find, but the feeling is still the same.  I love what I do, and I hope this sets the tone for the season.  Good hunting everyone and lets clogphoto 1 photo 2 up our site with pictures of smiles.

James Okanagan Ringfinder