I have started to wonder how much longer my Mom is going to be able to live on her own. She has a little house on Long Island, with a tiny lot around it on which she grows vegetables and herbs. That is a lot of little jobs which needs to be done. There is a boy down the street who helps her out in exchange for pocket money. However I am thinking that it is time to look for some company that provides senior home care in Long Island since she has a lot of little health issues which are beginning to pile up. In fact most people her age would be pretty happy to trade places with her, as her problems are rather small compared to most ladies who have reached her age. It seems like she is going to keep on going for at least a couple more decades to look at her, but that depends on how well you address the problems you have. Money is going to start being a problem for her if her expenses keep rising. She does not waste any money and has only the necessities for the most part. However she donates a good bit of money to her church and I am not sure that she is going to be able to afford that going forward. The house is paid for, but at some point she shall have to move to a condo where she does not have to take care of the property. For now that is actually one of her favorite things, especially taking care of her garden. She loves to share photos of her garden on the Internet. That is the only reason that she has the internet I think, but she may be borrowing it from her friend next door.