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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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RuthG in Chicago is doing 24 things including…

have my piano restored

111 cheers


RuthG has written 1 entry about this goal

Just the most important parts of it.

I have a 1926 Kimball upright that was my maternal grandparents’. My sister & I lived with these grandparents when we were 11 & 10, & we both learned to play the piano on this instrument.

After my grandparents died in 1980, the piano was the main thing I got to keep from their home. I am absurdly sentimental about such things: I would like to keep it for the rest of my life. It needs tuning, but it especially needs some of its innards rebuilt.

I’m thinking that this could be a reward after we get out of debt, sometime in the next year or two. One of the members of my church small group is a piano tuner & knows how to do assessment & some rebuilding. Hopefully at some point this year he can come & tune it (as much as is possible in its current state), & we can discuss what would be involved in getting it restored.

RuthG has gotten 111 cheers on this goal.


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