Post # 1
So yesterday I was at the doctor with my FSIL because she could go into labor at any moment and we were at her weekly checkup. While I was waiting for her, another woman’s husband started talking to me about what an awful couple of days they’ve been having.
We are in Ohio and have been getting terrible, terrible snow and wind. The wife was apparently cleaning her car off when her e-ring flew off her hand in the snow. 🙁 They began digging through the snow, frantically trying to find it when a snow plow came through and pushed MORE into their yard. He said they spent EIGHT HOURS digging in the area trying to find it. He put salt down trying to melt things enough, but it is so cold out, that didn’t work.
He said he will be investigating insurance for it, but it was a 3rd generation heirloom (from 1900) and valued at $7,000!!! After giving up digging, he went inside and looked online to see if there was anything even remotely similar to the design and he said he couldn’t find anything.
Also, when they woke up yesterday, her iPhone wouldn’t turn on. What awful luck!! I felt so bad for them. Just had to share because I couldn’t imagine losing my e-ring, especially if generations of my family had worn it, as well. I am praying that they come across it when the snow slows down. This really made me think. Many of us on this board (myself included sometimes) get ring envy and fantasize about upgrades, etc. but honestly look at the ring on your finger right now. How heartbroken would you be if it flew off into the snow and you couldn’t find it?
I just wanted to share this story because I seriously felt so bad after talking to him.
Post # 3
@PonytailKim: That’s a bummer. I would be very upset. They should look into renting a metal detector to search the yard. It’s actually pretty successful!
Post # 4
A friend lost her ring in similar circumstances, also a family heirloom, and was able to locate it using a metal detector!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I second the metal detector suggestion- that’s the first thing I would go for in that situation. It couldn’t have gone far, I’m sure it will turn up
Post # 6
a metal detector for this couple, stat!
Post # 7
hopefully they will find it when the snow melts! I lost my keys in a big pile of snow and they were impossible to find! The only way I found them was beacuse someone down the block was able to pinpoint where he saw them fall.
Post # 8
@PonytailKim: “Many of us on this board (myself included sometimes) get ring envy and fantasize about upgrades, etc. but honestly look at the ring on your finger right now. How heartbroken would you be if it flew off into the snow and you couldn’t find it?”
I know, right? This. Said this before and I’ll say it again, sometimes we don’t stop and give the guys we have credit for making that moment (the proposal) happen, let alone stopping to value our FIs themselves or what we have as the symbol of that proposal promise, whether it be a .10, a 1 carat or a 10 carat. These rings symbolizes two people hoping to continue a life-bond of togetherness worth thousands of times more than the $ value of that ring. We take much for granted so often.
Post # 9
I think it would come up eventually…hopefully. I feel so bad for them.