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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Taylor is going to miss 43 Things - find me at Popclogs

Buy a House (read all 22 entries…)

Nothing is easy!

Thursday we went to the house inspection (we are one week from closing) only to learn from the inspector that the house doesn’t have central air conditioning!

Who builds a house in southern Wisconsin in this century without A/C? The sellers build “affordable” homes with some government assistance, but still …. We’ve been looking at the house in the winter, so we didn’t notice. We just assumed … and you know where that will get you.

My wife has allergies and asthma, and A/C is not a luxury – it’s a medical necessity. We could back out, but we’d lose a ton of money and have nowhere to live.

So now we’re scrambling to get estimates to add A/C to the furnace unit. It will probably be several thou … not sure how we’ll afford it, but we really don’t have a choice. Window A/C isn’t an option because you can’t get a good seal, and can draw in outside air.

The good news is that other than a few minor problems, everything else checked out OK with the inspector. The sellers pulled out all the carpet from hallway, stairs and bedrooms, and replaced it with laminate, so the place smells 95 percent better. Most new carpet is toxic stuff.

Closing is April 1, and I’m taking off the following week to paint and move.


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