In the 2000's the paintball industry started going down hill. In 2005 I sold most of my interests in my painball companies and officially retired. The laboratory expanded with many new instruments such as an electron microscope. I started doing science full time and getting serious about publishing my work. By 2007 we had moved to Sierra Vista Arizona on 19 acres where you can see the MIlky Way at night. Life was great until 2009 when the recession hit full force. Our retirement was based on commercial real estate income which collapsed, and we were forced back into business making small high pressure compressors at shoeboxcompressor.com.