We have a new washing machine this morning. We purchased a "scratch and dent" model, damaged at a warehouse. We came in under budget and saved so much. There is no way we could have afforded to buy such a nice machine otherwise. I'm not bothered in the least. My laundry room is not for entertaining.
Now, we are dealing with a plumbing problem in the kitchen. It's been a rough few days with both laundry and dishes in crisis, while trying to begin new lessons. We're in a bit of a financial annoyance, but a few years ago, this would have put us in financial crisis. Thanks to Dave Ramsey and our faith, we are merely annoyed.