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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JlamarcheThank You Rain!

Thank heavens for the rain after so much drought. My lazy and water saving ways caused the plants we did have to die back, but the have sprouted new shoots and some are blooming. Now… Wood chips! 9 months ago

Jlamarche 10 months ago

Joanna 5 years ago


Greenery… 2 years ago

heaveemetalBought more trees...

I big clump of Birch trees.
7 Aspens.
2 of them are 8 feet tall with newbies coming up at the base.
Shade and greenery, Much better than plain grass lawn.
I love living growing things.
Plants, trees, friends, family members, subscribers, subscribees and etc… 2 years ago


we looked at garden centers for bargains.
4 aspen trees , pretty good size for 8 each.
Destined to be planted in clumps.
Groups of Birch trees for 9 each.
One of 4 trees, the other of 3.
$9 each.
over 6’ tall.
Fall is wonderful.
Giveaway prices…. 2 years ago

heaveemetalAnd then some of the...

plants to dress it up.
I’m lucky to have a partner that wants to work on something real
lasting and rewarding… 2 years ago

heaveemetalAnd yet more...

taken at night and not of everything we have brought home… 2 years ago

heaveemetalEvidence of more raw material...

in photo… 2 years ago

heaveemetalRaw material needed...

Enter Habitat For Humanity.
More raw material than you could imagine.
Pallet upon pallet of brick and stone.
Both new and used.
This is a sample of what was purchased and hauled home.
Perhaps 3 to 3 1/2 tons worth of brick alone. 2 years ago

heaveemetalOn Friday...

We ventured to Habitat for Humanity.
Bought 5 pallets of various new, used, 3, 5, and six hole brick along with a crate of cultured stone and retaining wall blocks.
Brought home about 2300 pounds for the first trip. About 4800 pounds more to haul. Also bought a large molded pond for one of the water features to be built.

A real good start for a garden… 2 years ago

heaveemetalWe have both...

been buying things both online and at the CCSS show and sale that can go outside for at least 8 months of the year.
I will post some pictures of our basement / nursery later.

I have bought this plant and many of its cousins in the last 3 weeks. I like their form and style. Many of this species will have to be brought in during the winter or shielded and insulated from the cold.

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 2 years ago

heaveemetalOh yeah...

We have about 75 plants that can go outside stockpiled.
About 40 more that will need to come in during the winter.
We want to build a stream that runs down the hill in the back yard.
Splitting into separate runs.
At the top, Lots of Aspen trees and a Gazebo.
We’ll be busy.
It is a 3 to 6 year plan… 2 years ago


Since we both love cactus and succulents,
what better way to enjoy them but in the great outdoors?
Already have bought many.
At the CCSS show and sale march 31st, we will buy many more.
Online and brick and mortar nurseries will supply us also.
Dirt, rock, sand shovels, wheelbarrows and a plan will serve us well.
There will be pictures too. 2 years ago

heaveemetal 2 years ago

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