Tuplins are finally retired. That's right,
Margaret and I are finally retired. We have tried retiring
5 times before but failed miserably........
1.Left the British military in 1982.
Failed to retire and soon created a company called Antiques
dealer and collectors service. Two years later it morphed into
ADACS Ltd which was a computer service company.
2.We sold ADACS in 1989 and decided to
immigrate to the USA but did not retire, we made a 5 year
effort to build a Golf Course called Green Point in Eastpoint
Florida, but we failed to get Florida state government's
permit approved - and still did not retire.
3. In 1995 we started an Equipment
Rental Center in Apalachicola Florida which grew into two
centers. The second one on St. George Island. They
grew into hardware stores and then into Contractors Depot in
1997 which was an e-commerce company selling Contractor
Equipment on the web.
4. In 2000 we sold the rental equipment
and built a new warehouse for the e-commerce company. Our Son
David and his wife Dawn came from England to join us at this
time. His computer software knowledge enhanced the
company and sales grew really well.
5. We decided to retire
the running of the company to David Jnr. In 2012. David
and Dawn decided to go back to become a software developer for
an international Bank in Central London. So it was back to work
for Margaret and I.
In 2014 we decided to close the
Company and retire. We sold our log home in
Crawfordville Florida and are
selling our warehouse in Eastpoint
Florida. We also sold the 2 lots we owned on WildWood
Golf course in Wakulla County Florida. In February
2015 we left the USA and came to Portugal where we now live.
We are now definitely retired at last.