Midweek Moans & Groans…

Because you’re dying to know….

In over 43 years of detecting for coins I never found a silver dollar. Now on social media they are being found with some regularity. It’s either the new super-duper detectors or……? I tend to go with the …..?

From a popular FB page….”Hey guys I need your help I’m only 1400 views away from being able to monetize my YouTube channel go check out some crazy adventures and unbelievable finds. Big thanks to all who subscribe!!!”  Welcome to Metal Detecting 2017!

Since we have a few dense and shameless tekkies out there who think it’s just fine to use a shovel in a park how about NOT making them in red or orange? Just a thought….

What haven’t you seen in a detecting video that you are waiting for? I can’t think of one thing.

Likes, friends, comments, shares, views, followers, subscribers, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Someone on a Brit Facebook page just labeled us “coilers”….hmm, not sure about that one.

Love how whenever the full force of winter shows up there’s a glut of videos showing someone detecting in the elements, proclaiming and reminding us of just how tough and dedicated they are. Can sled dogs be far behind?

Have been to doctor, neurologist, neurosurgeon, had MRI, X-Ray and EMG all for a painful foot and leg. Amazingly not one has even looked at my foot or leg.

Beach hunters beware: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/canada/foot-canada-beach.html

When is someone going to invent a detector stand for the home that looks like a shovel? Think about it….

Have come to the conclusion a lot of my detecting finds and memorabilia are somewhere between here and Little Rock or in a dump somewhere.

Used to look at my dad’s scribbly signature and shake my head. Today mine looks exactly like it.

When I was a kid I’d wake up, have a bowl of cereal, get on my bike and go, often times never returning till dinner time. No problems, no worries….just a simpler, more innocent and more peaceful time.

Anymore it’s hard to tell the serious tekkie from the shill.

The ole “you can be anything you want to be” is truer today more than ever thanks to cyberspace and social media.

Trying to lose weight so that just maybe I can get out detecting again come spring.  Not easy….

Be sure to stay tuned, comment and keep checking back because I’m not giving a damn thing away!

#howitis #whocares #everymanforhimself #moneymoney #bullshit #wineplease


“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or ‘Look out for the wall!’ “……Dave Barry 




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6 responses to “Midweek Moans & Groans…

  1. “When I was a kid I’d wake up, have a bowl of cereal, get on my bike and go, often times never returning till dinner time,” you write.
    Jeez, nothing has changed – except nowadays you come home between two burly cops at closing time.

    Works for me!

  2. I’ve been getting out a lot more lately in the cooler Central Florida air and have actually been enjoying the hobby again. Patti, who comes along for the ride, would rather sit under her umbrella and wiggle her toes in the sand. She relaxes and reads while I weave in and out among the other detectorists who usually have a small Go-Pro video cameras attached to a headband, their chest, or bolted to their detector shaft, recording the sand moving by the coil. The real nice finds are usually made in the historic parts of Orlando and Sanford; crews tearing out the side of roads, who give permission to search, can create opportunities unnoticed by others. Some friends of ours recently scored an opportunity along a historic by-way where crews were laying new water pipe. Asking permission, they scored musket balls, 1830 Seminole War era Dragoon buttons, antique hardware, and what looks like an old brass or copper powder pouch. And not a go-pro in sight 🙂

    • Jim I’m really doing all I can right now to make that happen in the coming months. Losing weight, getting different opinions on the leg pain, etc.. Jeezus I’ve even cut back on the red. Time will tell.

      Wish I were closer to the beach…could use that kind of mellow.

  3. Sorry to hear about the leg Dick…man, that totally is not cool. I am hoping for your speedy recovery! We are planning to participate in the Charles Garrett Memorial hunt at Diamond Don’s RV Park
    1602 Highway 49 East Jefferson, TX 75657 on March 24th and 25th. Maybe we’ll bring some warm Florida sand along for you. Feel better Dick!

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