When I was just starting in railroad signals, I found this site. It was not only forwarded to me by a few friends, but I found it useful. I finally met Noah and Paul, and I was told that the man who ran this site didn't like to be in calls with people he didn't know. I just told them, add me. Me and Mike hit it off pretty well. He taught me a lot of signals, and we held several conversations of our own. Mike was occasionally in a bad mood, but you know what, he was a great guy. He was very smart and knew so much about signals. He taught me and helped me over Skype how to make pages and use Dreamviewer. He taught me skills that not only sparked my interest in web design but skills I used directly on my current site.
When I found out Mike was gone, I was literally speechless. It took awhile for it to set in... I almost didn't believe it. Mike was always there for me. I remember seeing him online on Skype leading up to when he stopped getting on. I often wonder what conversations I might of missed out on seeing I didn't message him when he was on. I'm just content to know, my last conversation with Mike ended on a positive note. I also wonder what if he could see us from heaven... I have a hunch he would feel happy that even a guy in the middle of Arizona, made an impact on the world. All in all, Mike's gone. His legacy, is not. Let Mike's Railroad Crossing site have a bright future!