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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"cut down those $#*!& trees."


 

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failjolesfailDone. Been done.

After the tree commission approved, after the limbs came off and the trunk was hauled away, after a chipper shredded all that was left to bits and those bits rotted away with manure into soil…that pile of soil became the topsoil in my newly flattened lawn, mostly in my new vegetable beds.

I have a new pile of mulch, but it was not from my trees and a “gift” from the friendly power company techs who were working in my neighborhood.

I planted the 4 cherry trees uphill, and am planning to prune them into espaliers…just to spite the “urban canopy.”

I have to work to remember those crummy months of branches in the muddy ditch and trying to mow over that awful root in order to be as proud as I am pleased with my new gorgeous lawn and garden.

And, while we ground out one stump, the offending KCT stump is here to stay. It’s a perfect base for a large ceramic planter, that for 2 years now has held mums and annuals and is one of my favorite little spots in my garden. 23 months ago


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