I did a ring recovery tonight near a hotel in Lexington for Chris and Erin, who called me after searching for “metal detector rental” in Lexington (a search I deliberately intercept.)

Chris, Erin and I after locating the engagement ring

The white gold ring with diamonds was tricky to find due to the trash in the area and very noisy traffic, but a bit of patience paid off.  With a rental detector in this environment, there is no way they would have recovered the ring.   I searched the area in beach mode with sensitivity turned all the way down to avoid deep targets.  White gold has a slightly different sound than yellow gold – I didn’t know that!

As usual, the person who lost the ring remembered losing it in a slightly different area than it was actually found – off by 5′ or so.  This is so normal, we guys have horrible place memory!  This is why it’s important to mark the location where you think you’ve lost the item.

Erin’s Ring

As usual, no reward accepted.   In other news, I was denied permission for another old property. Karma?  Where are you?  It’s my feeling that karma comes around, and helping people out ends up in good things in the end.

As for Erin and Chris – I wish them a very happy life together.