The List

Here is my  finalized list of the 101 tasks/goals that I would like to accomplish by October 4, 2015.

Goals that are in progress are in bold font and completed ones are crossed out. Ones that I didn’t achieve or complete are in red and crossed out.

  1. Lose between 40-50 pounds  by day 400 and
  2. Keep it off  for the remaining 601 days.
  3. Get car professionally cleaned at least once a year. 1st one July 18, 2013 Vance Fine Detailing
  4. Pay for another person’s order in the drive through.
  5. Complete a loan.
  6. Clean the kitchen after dinner each night for a period of 2 months.( Started Jan 6) Completed March 6, 2013
  7. Complete the Couch to 5k program.  Completed October 3, 2013
  8. Complete a 5k run.  Ran the 5k Colours Run
  9. Dive at least 5 times during the 2013 summer.  – 2 Dives on July 17, 2013 at the Crowe River, 2 Dives August 25, 2013 in Kingston
  10. Dive the Great Barrier Reef.  Completed November 14-18 on board The Spirit of Freedom. Pictures and posts
  11. Complete the canoe fireplace and shelf.
  12. Hike all the trails along hwy 60 in Algonquin Park — Photos
  13. Do a photo a day for a period of 3 months
  14. Finish painting the basement
  15. Grow and freeze produceLink to Post
  16. Create a blog to blog about 101 in 1001
  17. Digitize all photographs from time spent at Christie Lake Camp.
  18. Get cholesterol checked at least 2 times.
  19. Finish landscaping my front yard.
  20. Enter photo(s) in a contest.
  21. Watch the whole series of Dexter
  22. Create a will and Power of Attorney Completed Summer/Fall 2013
  23. Go on a solo canoe camping trip for more than 3 nights
  24. Go diving in Cuba, January 26, 2013 — Pics
  25. Paddle through Barren Canyon in Algonquin Park.
  26. Purchase Food Bank bag at grocery store once a month for 12 months
  27. Camp in Killarney Provincial Park
  28. Go on a special trip for my 40th birthday Trip to Chicago with Shelly in June 2014
  29. Remove trash/items from the car nightly for three weeks
  30. Vacuum the car weekly for 3 months
  31. Photograph star trails, March 17, 2015 — Photos
  32. Track food using for 30 days in a row
  33. Organize a fundraiserTrivia Night Feb 15, 2013 in support of SchoolBox
  34. Help build a school with Feb 20-March 1 2014 (pics and Posts)
  35. Take a photography course
  36. Watch the sunset ceremony at Fort Henry
  37. Go whitewater rafting  Rafted on The Tully River in Queensland Aus. Nov 13. Pictures
  38. Take my dad to an OHL or NHL game
  39. Go to a movie by myself
  40. Re-watch  the original Star Wars movies back to back to back
  41. Read 4 fiction novels
  42. Create a coffee table style photo book
  43. Photograph 40 different bridges – Link to Flickr for bridge photos
  44. Drink  a beer from each continent excluding Antarctica — Link to Photos
  45. Try beer from at least half of the 29 members of the Ontario Craft Brewers – Photos
  46. Go a weekend while at home without using the internet
  47. Organize my photos
  48. Buy a freezer
  49. Go strawberry picking and freeze some  June 25, 2013 – Link to Post
  50. Make cards from my photos
  51. Organize computer files
  52. Organize  email in-box
  53. Go on a backpacking trip
  54. Donate blood 10 times which would make it 65 times in my life (4/10) (Jan 29 2013, March 26 2013, May 28 2013, July 23 2013, September 24, 2013)
  55. Complete this list- Completed May 8, 2013
  56. Take a picture of the sunrise and sunset on the same day
  57. Go through boxes in basement
  58. In a 2 month period only go grocery shopping once a week Started Jan 6, 2013 Completed March 6, 2013
  59. Hire a house keeper
  60. Go up the CN tower
  61. Go zip-lining —my crazy task
  62. Do a painting with light photo using glow sticks
  63. Take photos of 10 ‘World’s Largest __________’ attractions. E.g., The Big Apple
  64. Go on a wine tour
  65. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  66. Go tubing
  67. Leave a 100% tip
  68. Go cross country skiing at least three times in each winter of the project 2013, 13-14 & 14-15  — 2013 1 – Feb 18, 2013 Pics
  69. Put siding on my garage — Completed October 2014 (Thanks Dad!)
  70. Attend a professional conference — ETFO Health and Safety Conference November 2014
  71. Buy a new suit
  72. Wear a tie to work
  73. Visit 3 cities in Ontario that I have never been to.
  74. Go on a haunted walk
  75. Watch 20 TED Talks (3/20)
  76. Go to the CNE
  77. Don’t eat fast food including pizza for a month
  78. Complete the 200 sit up program
  79. Re-caulk windows
  80. Purchase flat screen TV
  81. Clean out front closet — Completed July 23, 2013
  82. Visit Iceland
  83. Paint my current or purchase a new dishwasher — Purchased and installed May 2015
  84. Go go-carting
  85. Order room service
  86. See the Northern Lights   March 17, 2015 Photos
  87. Plant a tree
  88. Visit 3 different museums – Canadian Aviation and Space Museum — July 26, 2013 included Star Wars exhibit 
  89. Photograph at least 10 unique mailboxes. — example- Ones shaped like a lawn tractor etc.
  90. Build/install a better a closet organizer in my bedroom closet
  91. Paint my hallway
  92. Digitize important papers (i.e. mortgage, insurance etc.)
  93. Make a sandcastle with Ella
  94. Take my mom out to lunch and/or a show
  95. Clean out the closet in my computer room
  96. Get my Advanced Diver Certification  Completed August 25, 2013
  97. Donate $10 to charity for every task/goal completed
  98. Inventory the items in my house for insurance purposes etc — Using the Android App ‘My Home
  99. Purchase 1 set of clothing (socks, underwear, pants, shirt) that are union made in North America.  If this isn’t possible I will settle for it being made in North America.
  100. Build new garden shed
  101. Blog about my experiences and adventures during my year offFirst entry August 29, 2013  Final entry September 1, 2014

7 thoughts on “The List

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  1. where’s the rest? 🙂
    I love this idea. I should make sure I poke you when I am looking for a paddle or hike.
    I think my birthday weekend… I’m hoping to camp in Algonquin… looking at Achray. (july 13th)

  2. love the list Surge! Looking forward to completing some of those items right along side with you! We need to plan our summer camping trip…Lake Superior…bring it on!

  3. Let’s go strawberry picking! I can teach you how to make jam. I converted Valerie. You can be next!!!

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