First I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my earlier post today. It was nice to get reassurance that I wasn't being selfish and I did what was best for me.

On the bright side, my dad was at a pawn shop and found a Kitchenaid Professional Series stand mixer for $210, and picked it up for me. It is in pewter, which would be my first choice in color, but when getting a $500 mixer for less than half price, one can't be picky about color.