1) the ability to buy things ahead of when we need them (stockpile) for just this type of situation.
J-bird is having surgery very soon and will be out of commission for 6 weeks. By the time he is feeling better, it will be almost time for Baby Boy to arrive (I'll start feeling worse). Stockpiling has helped us to prepare for this situation. We wouldn't have been able to do it without the money we have and the ability we have to seek out deals and use coupons. I'm thankful that we can prepare in advance for such a stressful time.
And no, I'm not turning into a Hoarder... not yet at least.