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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.

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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.

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irv942 in Akron is doing 12 things including…

plant a tree

24 cheers


irv942 has written 4 entries about this goal

Planted some trees

The city finally planted a couple of trees in my yard last week and over the weekend I planted 2 more. I planted cleveland select pear trees.

I finally got a call from the city

arborist last week and he said that they checked out my house and approved planting a couple of trees in my front yard next spring. Woohoo!

I called the city

to see if I needed a permit to plant the trees and it turns out I can request to have the City plant trees in the yard for me free of charge. I was anticipating to pay $300-400 for trees and materials so this is a nice thing to hear. Hopefully I’ll hear back from them soon.

Or 5

Our yard only has one tree in it and a previous owner cut down all of the trees along the street. We don’t have a huge yard, but we live on a corner so there’s plenty of room to plant trees along the edges of our yard.

We’re thinking about Prarie Fire Crab Apple trees in front of our house, and two Cleveland Select Pear trees along the side of the house. The photo is of the crabapple

irv942 has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.


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