We were still pretty new to the Lost Ring Finding business – having found 1 lost ring at an Iron Man Race and 1 lost ring in a snow back earlier in the year. We got a chance to add Lost Ring #3 to the record books when I stumbled upon a posting on Craigslist for a lost wedding ring. She had lost it in the backyard while doing some gardening. She wasn’t 100% sure she had lost it outside, but her gut said it just had to be somewhere either inside or outside their house. Below is the lost ring story as told by Jean:
There’s a Hole in my Pocket
I had taken a week of vacation in order to complete various projects around the house, as well as tend to my gardening. Midweek just as I was heading out the door to run some errands, I realized my wedding ring was not on my finger. I quickly checked my pockets and it was not there, however I proceeded to run my errands. Upon returning home, I looked in the two most likely places and unfortunately it was not in either spot. I am a creature of habit and will put my ring in my pocket if I am putting on hand lotion, etc. My husband quickly pointed out that the shorts I was wearing had a hole in one pocket. We scoured the house for days looking high and low. We even cleared out all of the closets to check the floors, but sadly we found nothing. I was convinced I had lost my ring inside the house, but my husband thought it had fallen out of my pocket while I was gardening on my day off. After a couple of days, we decided to post an ad in the “Lost and Found” section on www.Craigslist.com as a last resort. That’s how we found Dan. He quickly responded to the ad offering to help. Since we had already searched the entire inside of the house, we thought it was worth a shot for Dan to come over and search our backyard with his metal detector for the lost ring.
Importance of Helping Others
I met Dan at our home on Saturday morning along with his young son. He was very professional and it was clear that they had done this together many times. I was impressed with the way he was using this task to teach his son the skills of metal detecting, as well as the importance of helping out others. Together they swept the front yard and found quite a few coins, but no lost ring. They did a very thorough search of both the front and the back yard, but initially did not find the ring. The entire time they never gave up, and then suddenly Dan called me over … he had found my lost ring in the lawn along the side of the house. I don’t know how many times we might have walked past it in the days since the ring was lost, but they had found the ring!
I am very cautious when responding to an ad from Craigslist, but through the back and forth email with Dan to setup the appointment, I felt comfortable meeting him at our home on my own. He was professional and very respectful of the fact that I had lost something very dear. I cannot thank him enough and can only give him a glowing reference.
Never Give Up Hope
This was Lost Ring #3! If you are reading this and lost your ring today, last weekend or 10+ years ago, please give us a call at (608) 492-1070. Write down as many facts about how and where you lost your ring. These are so important and can be the deciding factor in whether your lost ring is found or will remain lost forever. We never gave up hope and amazingly we were able to return Jean’s lost ring back to her finger. Please “Like” our Facebook page and you will get every Lost Ring Story delivered to you. Also, please share this story on your Facebook page, so together we can reach more people to help find their lost rings. Remember, every ring has a story, what’s yours?
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