Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Iron Man is one busy hombre

Build a Post and Beam style building (read all 10 entries…)
This had to be the purtiest work crew that we've had.

We finally had another work weekend for this. We started making beams. We some friends from Gaffney’s Regiment came up from the Cities and from east-central Wisconsin to work on this. The family from Wisconsin was mighty impressive. My gosh did they work hard. It was a woman with three daughters, who were awesome, have a great work ethic, are polite and considerate, are smart (they could keep up with all our obscure references to history, science and the like, and even crack jokes about it), and have a great sense of humour.

All the teenage boys better watch out, because these girls are tough, and they know how to use an axe, as well as throw a tommahawk!

In this picture they are scoring the log to prepare it for planing. We are sitting around because we just got done planing it all down, and are quite frankly, pooped.



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