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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Mary Geraldine is freaking out

be a foster parent

The mister picked up an information packet and application yesterday from DSS. It’s actually more like a 3 part application with no information. I am thinking about meeting with a social worker to discuss specifics. Until then I have been thinking about things that need to be done before we even consider filling out this application.

Get Married
Continue to rehome pets
Clean & Organize
Fence in yard (or at least part of it)
Build outdoor dog kennels
Get new clothes dryer
MOW THE YARD regularly and have lawn mower
Finish dry wall
Replace carpet & linoleum
Finish moving furniture in
Fix water damage & reside house?
Fix kitchen cabinet doors
Replace interior doors
Change exterior locks & knobs
Build bedroom
Fix smoke detectors
Get fire extinguisher
Procure gun case
Get Mister in college
Finish Cosmetology school
Continue College
Someone needs a full time job

These are all things that need to be done anyway so there is no reason for them not to happen. Then once I am satisfied with our home and life in general we can look into the application process. I will probably go ahead and set up the guest bedroom with bunk beds so that it will not be an issue in the future.

30 hours training
home study
fire inspection
physcial exams
TB test
background check
CPR, First Aid, ETC
rabies vaccinations
etc etc etc


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