So here is the new fridge. Its about the same size as the other one, but about an inch higher. We have a bit more room, as this one doesn't have the ice maker or water dispenser - neither of which we ever used.
I didn't have huge expectations for my birthday, no party, no cake, no going out to dinner or even fireworks, but what I had hoped for was a single day of me doing what I wanted to do - no housework or other required drudgery. As that did not happen I have decided I get a birthday re-do this year. Some day this month I will take a vacation day and just do what ever I want to do.