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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As a Phoenix Rising i'm so incredibly sad about the loss of 43T

Give up DIY Man Chores and Hire a Reliable Monthly Handyman (read all 7 entries…)
Not exactly, but at least a helping hand

a jack of all trades guy I met through the work fall football night may help out here. He substitutes doing just about everything but bus driving (And is working on being able to do that) in several districts in the county, is a roadie for bands that come play in the county, does labor for the hot air balloon company in north county. I met him again this spring when I dropped off a signed contract and hiring paperwork at a recruiters house before I left on vacation and he was hanging curtain rods. With memories of woody woodpecker having been at my own curtain rod hanging attempts I inquired within.

Today he came round to take a look at all the ways I need a second, stronger person to help me. Get down boxes that are up high so I can empty them. Rearrange the garage and bring everything from Mom’s storage unit and fit it in the garage and house so I can stop paying for that storage unit. Stuff like that.

I’ve figured out when I need to call in professionals (back yard pathway concrete or pavers, etc.) and when I don’t.

I don’t know how often he’ll be available, but I’m ready to focus on the house. I’ve been away almost four months. I’ll spend the next four or fice months home working on the house. Seems fair.



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