Michelle is in Boston and the pups and I are holding down the fort in the Dream Fulfilled homestead. A bit Continue reading
I stumbled across a vintage Ted Williams Metal Detector at a garage sale. I bought it for 50 cents and finally I had my first metal detector. I had always wanted one. Yet, I had never dug deep and bought one. Fifty cents was a gamble I was willing to take and now I needed to know if it worked.
Well, the metal detector sat in my studio for a month or so. I was sidetracked with life and never remembered to buy that battery to see if it would work. Then one day, I remembered to buy the battery.
I drove home with a smile on my face, hoping that the garage sale pick would work. I was really astonished when it did. I scanned it around the studio setting it off with anything I could find metallic. Then out the front door I went. Around the corner I got a solid signal and I kicked at the dirt. Nothing popped up, so I scanned it again and it was still there, just under the surface awaiting me. So I grabbed a shovel and I hit something only a couple inches down. When I pulled the sod back, I almost fell over. It was a pony size horse shoe. I was hooked right there and then.
I had some money in my business account so that night without my wife knowing I purchased a Quickdraw II Bounty Hunter. It was a great entry level machine and I had to get something that I could learn this new craft with. The Ted Williams Sears and Roebuck Metal Detector sits still in my office. It still works, and I love it. I don’t use it much, but it is a machine I doubt I will ever sell. I can see it being a gift someday to the right person, but that will be after my relic and treasure days are done. For now, I feel they are only beginning.
7 metal detectors later, I am just feeling like I am mastering this craft of relic and treasure. But there is something about those vintage metal detectors. Some collect them, some resell them, and other just seem to throw them away. If I had mad money, I would try to find and purchase one of each model of every company so that I always had the right tool for the job at my beck and call. Then I could arm an army of people who wanted to join me get grizzly at any site or event. LOL, but until then, I will just hold onto my Ted Williams and ask you to share your vintage metal detector story.
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I joined Michelle on her hunt for treasure in the mall of St. Cloud, MN today. Michelle found a new coat Continue reading
It is the second day of 2012 and already this year seems to be busy, busy, busy!
I am still working on that hard wood floor and getting side tracked whenever possible. I work until my hands and arms can’t take it anymore, then I work on the other projects I have in queue.
one of the other projects is evaluating and planning all the other online efforts I have. Temerity Magazine is the effort I was focusing on these past two days. We had a solid first three issues then in November our readership dropped. So I sent out an email to my authors I had email addresses for just to pick their brains on what needs changed and what we can do to reach more readers.
I really had a lot of great feedback and I am not only excited about 2012 for Temerity Magazine, but also, I am finding that my authors really want Temerity Magazine to succeed as well. So I added a perk! I imported and published all my authors YouTube videos on www.TemerityMag.com . Now you can go to TemerityMag.com and view all the recent and archived videos of our authors!
I am proud of our Temerity Magazine authors and I want to do all I can to promote their efforts! I hope in return they do the same for my efforts and Temerity Magazine!
The other project I have been working on is clean up of all the finds for 2011. You never quite grasp all the great finds until you start looking back over the years finds. 2011 was a good year. I just pray 2012 will be even better!
Happy New Year! With every new year I look back especially at my efforts and try to learn from the past, Continue reading