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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comixminxActually moving onward

One of the Party Wall Agreement letters has finally been received back! And we will be discussing the other with the remaining neighbours this week, hopefully. 5 years ago

comixminxQuite a lot more done on this now

Final design agreed and planned out, with estimated costs and a breakdown of the architect fees for various stages.

Have also submitted the design to the appropriate people and they have confirmed that this counts as ‘permitted development’ and hence doesn’t need planning permission!

Next stage is to take design up to ‘ready to tender’ stage I think she said.

Also, have spoken to both neighbours who agree in principle that it all sounds ok for them to approve, but I still need to sort out a party wall agreement. Gulp! 6 years ago

comixminxMet the architect the other day, agreed overall final design

Which is great. She still has to update her copy of the design, resend it, and do a breakdown of estimated costs of a) the project, and b) the architect costs. Obviously this will be very ballpark figures but the aim is for me to see how roughly much I’d have to borrow on my mortgage… And then the next step is to go for planning permission (lasts for 5 years).

I also need to talk to the other neighbour to get a party wall agreement, and to start thinking about the kitchen design and the sort of flooring I might want (probably organize it separately, or perhaps through the kitchen people). 7 years ago


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