Monday, January 25, 2016

A Tribute to a Friend

I (Rob) just learned that my friend Nick died yesterday in a car crash.  Nick was a Weather Channel Radio broadcaster
(where I knew him from) and was a young guy, just 39 years old. He was a great meteorologist who had a lot of passion and loved his family and his home state of Nebraska. He touched the lives of so many who were fortunate to know him from the Weather Channel. Nick was a great guy, always good to work with and always had a smile. .
  As a tribute to him, here's what he posted on Thanksgiving, 2015: 
Nick Wiltgen   November 26, 2015 ·Very thankful for the support of family and friends this year... and thankful for a sound mind and good physical health, and all the natural and man-made beauty I get to experience on a daily basis... Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
 Here's a story he co-wrote about the big east coast blizzard on Jan., 24, 2016: http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-jonas-latest-storm-reports-blizzard 

Article from Atlanta Journal Constitution about the accident: 
http://m.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/driver-killed-in-midtown-parking-garage-crash-iden/nqBsQ/ 

Sad Update from the Atlanta Journal:
UPDATE | The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Wiltgen's death a suicide. Via the AJC:
Fulton Medical Examiner’s office investigators on Tuesday said the death had been ruled a suicide and Wiltgen died of head and brain trauma after the crash.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/weather-channel-meteorologist-in-midtown-crash-die/nqCTL/ 
If you know or suspect anyone who wants to commit suicide, PLEASE contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14