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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MFMCan't believe THIS is the goal I am re-doing

The shower head I installed here turned out to be less than ideal. The handheld part attached to the wall by suction cup and was constantly falling. This resulted in a kinking of the hose and general scaring the crap out of me in the middle of the night. It also fell on me more than once.

So I have been unhappy with it almost right from the start. FINALLY – I bought another and again – installed it MYSELF. I am unreasonably proud of myself for doing something so simple 2 years later than I should have but – there you go. DONE. 7 years ago

MFMDid it myself!

The plumber came and gave an estimate for $580 to install 2 faucets and the showerhead – um – NO. So I installed the showerhead myself in under 10 minutes and have already had a shower. Not sure what I will do about the 2 faucets yet. 9 years ago

MFMOrdered the shower head AND

today I bought new fixtures for both bathroom sinks! Tomorrow I will call the plumber to set up an appointment to have it all installed. 9 years ago

KBBBoth times, a good move

The first time I got one of those hand held ones – those are great for cleaning the shower, let me tell you. When we did our remodling, I got one of those huge round “rain” type ones. It took a while to get used to it because it doesn’t have a whole lot of pressure. Honestly, I liked the other one better, but I think I kind of have to stick with this one now.. 9 years ago

MFMSimple changes can be HUGE improvements

Every time I stay at my friend Mary-Anne’s house or her boyfriend Wayne’s house I marvel over their shower heads. According to Wayne, he bought them both from QVC for under 30 bucks and even I can install it myself with simple tools. Perhaps if I put it on the list I will take action! 9 years ago

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