May you always receive what you need. That is exactly my hope for you. You sound so appreciative of your gifts in life. May it continue and that you won't need repairman for LONG time. Wish you much happiness. Grateful for your honesty and consideration.
We bought an Amana refrigerator with bottom freezer when we remodeled the kitchen. It is the pull out drawer style and we like it a lot. Don't seem to lose as much stuff in it as we did in the old fridge. We also have a regular upright freezer in the basement for longer term storage (we buy our beef on the hoof, a side at a time).
I like a chest or drawer type freezer best. Simple fact is that cold air falls and hot air rises. With a chest or drawer ... the cold air (falling) will remain inside ... if you have an upright freezer when you open the door the cold air falls out and down.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain