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12/26/07-Ben Wheeler

Homemade Homebuilder Continues To Make Dream Come True

With her new Christmas gift in hand, a compressed air nail gun, Freddie Stiefer has her eyes set on an even bigger gift, and it's one she hopes to give herself.

"I've got a tremendous amount of work done," she said.  "I'm just a happy camper."

When we first met Freddie, her home looked like a construction zone:  freshly framed, roughly plumbed and wired, and insulation was being installed.  And several months later, this East Texas homemade homebuilder is still chugging along with hopes the house she wanted to move into this year moves closer and closer to completion. 

"It takes time for every project," she said.  "I just didn't have a concept of how long it was going take me."

But that isn't stopping her.  Cabinets have been installed, tiles are ready to go in, doors will soon be hung, and countertops will eventually be set in place.  It's a to-do-list this handy-woman looks forward to checking off. 

"Each thing I get finished helps me get to the next thing, but it's just going to take a lot more time," she said.  "I'm not going to stress over not being able to meet my deadline.  I'm going to just go from there and just keep on keeping on."

She said she will slowly shorten her check list and her dream home will eventually become a reality.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com


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