#100happydays Day 97 Angel Fishing?
Today was hill day, there isn’t much to say about that, it’s what we did afterwards that made us chuckle.
Back on the 4th of August we did the Bad Ass Dash obstacle race. We had a great time except when Glenis was crawling across the floating dock squares she dropped her beloved angel pendent into the pond.
This pretty angel pendant was special to her, she has a thing for angels and she found this one in an antique store. So she decided to take the day off to go and try to find it. Well, I couldn’t let her go on an adventure like that by herself so I joined her. Sometimes we can’t believe what we get into!
So the adventure began. We headed off to the rental store to rent a metal detector. The guy there was sort of amused with the story but he pulled out a long yellow stick like device that let out a static whine when he passed it near any metal. Off we went to the Roc in Keswick.
We didn’t tell the Roc people we were going to wade in their pond, we just parked and pulled out our sieve, shovels and the metal detector then strolled over to the pond. Glenis had memorized exactly where she was when she noticed the pendent plop into the water. Well things looked a little different 3 weeks later. The water wasn’t particularly clear, the bottom of the pond was weedy and silty and as soon as you stepped in it clouded up. We stood looking into the pond, deciding how to tackle the search and trying to figure out how to turn on the metal detector which had suddenly stopped working.
Finally with the detector buzzing away, Glenis stepped in the pond and I followed. The silt rose, the weeds swayed and the minnows hid away but no angel appeared. The metal detector buzzed and squealed but it seemed to be whining at every rock and weed, it didn’t seem to give us any direction.
Meanwhile we had been noticed, and an employee, who, trying to look very stern, drove over to shoo us out of the pond sighting insurance liability or something. He must have though we were nuts, two women wading in a pond on private property.
By then we realized unless we could get the pond drained it was a loss cause and the angel was gone.
So we packed up a little dejected to return the darn metal detector. When we got back to the rental place, they asked how our search went. We told them the story of the search, and they were so nice they didn’t charge us for the detector! Sweet!
So while we were in the rental place we had a look around. Check out this wrench, who the heck could use this wrench, a giant?