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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Morning Songresearching

My Kenmore Elite Oasis died. I went online to look for possible solutions and found that I may have to replace the control board. The part costs about $150. It is probably wise to get a new washing machine. Not a Kenmore this time.

My parents had a Maytag for ten years and it is still working well. I am considering a Maytag, or a Whirlpool, or GE. I think I want a top load washer. 3 years ago


after two unhappy experiences with front loaders i decided to return to the traditional (yet still energy efficinet) top loading machine. i went with maytag – a long time ago an honest and unattached home depot rep told me “anything with water and electricity – go maytag.” i’ve headed that advice and never regreted it. my new machine arrives tuesday. now i need to get work clearing the path from door to laundry room. 6 years ago

Marasitalighten the load

i moved into this house almost a year ago, it came with appliances that were moldy, replaced fridge and d/w immediately, thought i could live with the washer-dryer set for a while. turns out the need to empty the wash immediately when the cycle completes or have musty clothes creates procrastination to the point of no clean clothes and an entire day spent washing. i once had a system: load washer at night, place in dryer in morning; only got behind on linen days. so i decided to take the financial plunge, cos washers are no cheap buy, but the cheap thrills of free saturdays is worth every dime. 6 years ago

lobthis must have been

the fastest manifestation of one of my goals ever! I woke up on Thursday morning with the thought that I want to buy a washing machine. I had an incredibly clear mental picture of what I wanted. I added this goal to my list that same day.

Then right after that, I got in my little car and took my oldest son with me to go comparison shopping. I always look before I buy. In the very first store I went to, I found EXACTLY the washing machine I wanted and at a $200 discount from the normal price. Wow!

But I still walked to another store to compare prices, and found the same machine in the second store at the higher price. So I went back to the first store and just bought it, feeling extremely lucky/blessed for having found exactly the washing machine I wanted in the first store I looked in, at such an incredibly low price (because they had just one that was sitting in the store and not in a box). And it fit perfectly in my little car, for me to drive it home.

Yesterday my oldest son managed to install the new washing machine all by himself. What a talented young man! And it’s working! Ah, a sigh of gratitude for the new washing machine and my son’s help! 7 years ago

TazMy darling him indoors

has taken the stress away and ordered me a new machine, it arrives Monday. Not only has he ordered it but he’s arranged for it to be fitted and the old machine removed. And all done while he’s on an oil rig somewhere out in the Caspian Sean. Isn’t he a sweetheart? :D 7 years ago

TazPoor overworked machine

It’s only 4 years old but I guess we’ve beaten it into the ground and it’s finally decided that it’s time for it to join all hard worked machines in the afterlife for a well deserved rest. First signs that it was giving up on us was that it started over filling, as in the clothes looked like they were drowning in there, then it stopped letting me overide the programme to stop it or drain it :( Then today it gushed water all over the floor.
So I’ve spent the last few hours making my eyes hurt staring at gleaming new machines and I have NO idea which one to buy. Him indoors has instructed me to ‘buy a new one, getting someone in to even look at it, then wait for the part, then pay all the labour costs…will be cheaper to get a new one. So order a new one love!’ I wish he was here then at least we could make a decision together sighing7 years ago


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