PC, I am sorry your mom acted that. My mother and I are not close, so her opinion is never asked around here, but if I were talking to someone I was close to about something like this, that would really hurt my feelings too. Perhaps those are her true opinions, or maybe her strong views on it stem from something else... I am not sure. But that seems like a very strong reaction regarding both options. Either way though, it is not her choice and her opinion doesn't really matter. Just because she is your mother does not mean she has to agree with or approve of your choices. And this purchase is an important one to you. So I think give it some more time and thought, and do what is feasible and makes you feel happy. You have a lot going on in your life, and that is overwhelming enough, so this decision, whichever way you decide, should make you happy.