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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Christina Collins is doing 37 things including…

Buy a House

4 cheers

 

Christina Collins has written 4 entries about this goal

Things are looking up once again!

Well after working out quite a few kinks, we signed the last papers! The house will be ALL OURS as long as everyting with the apprasiel from 1st preference the house is as good as ours! I’M SO EXCITED!



Trouble

We have run into trouble with buying this house. =( The original price was 95k. We offered 90k. The owner counter offered 92.5k. Our loan will only cover the downpayment and closing cost if the house 90k or less. My first preference person told me to tell the owner that we offer 92.5k but seller pays closing costs. We’ll see how that goes….

I have a bad feeling about all this though. I’m ready to give up on giving a house. =( Might as well just rent.



Getting closer

After getting turned down by Sallie Mae – a company that loans out money – I was heartbroken. My connected me with “her people” and they got Bruce and I a loan for 95k which is really good for us beings we don’t have one spec of credit! We FOUND a HOUSE and it’s adorable. We are schedueled to look at it today! If all goes according to plan we will purchase it and move into it in about a month! crosses fingers



Buy A House

My husband and I are currently living at his father’s house. His father is never home because of work but it still isn’t the same. We want our own place. The fact we are young really makes buying a house hard. We don’t want anything fancy – just something simple and comfortable.



Christina Collins has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.

 

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