So, I spent part of my weekend doing this and that, eating ice cream, and a bit of cleaning. As I sat in front of my computer on Saturday having just cleaned of my desk, I was pondering what I would say yesterday. It was late-ish in the afternoon and I took off my ring, promptly dropping it. Where it fell into the vent.
This ring originally belonged to my mom, she gave it to me about 5 years ago after having another garnet ring of hers repaired. I’ve worn it nearly every day since then. It is the only piece of jewelry I will wear that’s shaped like a heart.
So, naturally, when it fell into the vent, I said fuck a few times, then figured out I’d be able to get it out with a little help from Mindy. See, the computer desk is on top of part of the vent, so it wasn’t a quick and easy thing to retrieve the ring.
Yesterday, after knitting and breakfast for dinner*, we proceeded to attempt the ring retrieval, during which Mindy had to transform into MacGyver. See, she thought we’d be able to push the ring through a hole in the vent to the basement. And we should have, but the ring fell into another vent. There were tools, removal of part of the vent, and a measuring tape used to get the ring close enough to grab. So the mission was successful, even if we do now need to do a bit of home repair work on the vent.
These because of the roses – yellow roses were her favorites, and although these aren’t just yellow, they are quite pretty.
*Mom loved breakfast foods for dinner, so Mindy, Kathy & I headed to IHOP and had breakfast. Mmm, pancakes.