101 Things v2 Progress Report: October 2014

Begin Date: April 4, 2013
End Date: December 31, 2015
Items Completed: 34
Items that won’t be Completed: 3

I finished 2 items in October 2014.

#25 Increase my deferral to Christmas Club and actually use that money for Christmas gifts (I ended up putting aside way more money than I needed, too, so that was a nice bonus.)

#94 Get to 15 reputation on Stack Overflow so I can upvote (You don’t know what a proud nerdy achievement this was for me!)

Items added in October :

95) Finish our ever-expanding “Things to Do Before Saying FU to Minnesota” List

The list is currently 15 items, but we add them regularly.

  1. Go to the U of M Band Concert
  2. Go to the Pizza Farm
  3. Revisit the North Shore
  4. Go in the witch’s hat
  5. Get party deck tickets at a Twins game again
  6. Go to All Pints North again
  7. Visit Fort Snelling
  8. Take Bally to get some tourist photos, like we do in other places
  9. Go to the NWA History Museum
  10. Go to the Cherry Pit
  11. Go to Jesse James Days in Northfield
  12. Visit Our Lady of Lourdes by Nye’s
  13. Take Bally to the fair
  14. Go to the Wabasha Street Caves
  15. Stay at ‘our’ cabin up in Cross Lake again
  16. Go to a townball game
  17. Go to D4th of July again
  18. Visit the MN Landscape Arboretum

Items currently in progress:

#19 Put $12,000 more in savings (~6 months of nondiscretionary expenses) [5/12]

#21 Finish my web application in C# and ASP.NET MVC4 (I’ve gotten a lot done this month, shooting for a beta by the end of the year.)

#27 Double my net worth

#32 *Finish Moroccan Days, Arabian Nights (I figured out exactly how much I need to work on this in order to finish it by the end of next year. It’s 12 rows a week. I can do it!)

#39 Read 5 classic books I haven’t read before [4/5] (The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles)

#55 *Visit 30 new local restaurants/bars [25/30] (Libertine, Rail Station)

#89 Do one of those daily knitting projects for an entire year (I need to get a picture!)

#90) Watch all of the Coen Brothers movies again, because we talk about them all the time [6/16] (Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men – yes, it made me cry again, on the treadmill.)

#99 Put $20 into savings for each completed task on this list, and $50 for each non-completed task ($790)

Here’s the full list.

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