I hope you're staying warm and dry. Looks like rain will be visited upon us through the next week!
The cold weather has contributed to a regrettable incident: while in our garden, my wedding band flew off my hand (everything shrinks in the cold, right?!), hit the pavement, and rolled into a planting area. What makes this so difficult is 1) I had sawdust in my eyes, so I couldn't see where it went; 2) I was wearing a thick hat which covered my ears, so I couldn't hear where it hit the ground; and 3) fallen leaves, being everywhere, have neutralized my search efforts. So far, the kids and I have only found a couple of salamanders--not a bad thing, of course, but I think it's time for a high-tech solution.
Would anyone in the community be willing to lend a metal detector and operational expertise to scan a finite area of our garden for my wedding ring? I'd be pleased to offer a lunch and/or drink, or a simple monetary reward, for your efforts. Many thanks for your consideration.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year,