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Kristi Crafton, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities, compares her daily schedule to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It takes time, patience and skill to take the many jobs and requests she gets on a daily basis and put them into a logical, working order. “You have to make sure all the pieces fit together,” she said. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Crafton has been putting together the pieces to help build and repair homes through Habitat for Humanity. In fact, during her tenure she has overseen more than 100 of Habitat’s 134 home builds in the Quad Cities. She also expanded the Quad Cities chapter’s programs to include neighborhood revitalization, home repair, wheelchair ramp construction, and disaster recovery. But times are changing for Ms. Crafton and Habitat for Humanity. It was announced in August that Thomas Fisher-King would become Habitat’s next executive director. He began his new role effective Saturday, Sept. 17. Ms. Crafton will work with him on the transition for the next three months before she retires in January. Ms. Crafton recently reflected on her career at Habitat for Humanity, the challenging times for the organization, and her life after retirement. Her are some of her thoughts she shared with the QCBJ: