2018 has been an up and down year for yours truly and detecting most definitely fell into the down category. Try as I might the desire to dig clad and trash is fading rapidly. Suspect a return to my roots back east would help but even that doesn’t make sense given the expense and my physical limitations. Despite losing 45 lbs I still have difficulty with the getting down and getting up part of the pastime. Maybe I need to consider hiring a personal digger. Anyone know if Diggin Brit does that sort of thing?
Having been involved in the hobby for so many years has also turned me into a cynic and a lot of “meh” to much of what I see online. It’s the oohs and ahs over the latest video camera on the market and the mundane, run of the mill finds I see overly dissected on social media. “Relic” hunting has become much too all-encompassing and a catch-all.
I’m disappointed too that my book has not progressed as I had hoped. Here too the inspiration has gone astray. As for this blog – I will give it a little more time but warn you the entries won’t be as frequent and the topics most likely redundant. This old dog has trouble learning new tricks…
On the plus side? I have my health, brittle as it is, and Fay and I have a roof over our head. There’s a lot to be said for that, trust me. Likewise my kids and grand kids are close by and doing well. For that I’m very thankful….
And finally…Monte Berry reinforced my belief in mankind. He still uses a carpenters apron, a screwdriver and nothing larger than a 7 inch searhcoil. All I can say is “damn straight!!”
I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Have one for me….