"You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry" is an old saying.
Same goes for a refrigerator; you don't really appreciate how much you depend on it until it breaks down for you. This is what happened to us. After 21 years our refrigerator finally broke down and it took a week before we could have a new one delivered. With the freezer just as old, we better replace that one as well. This is me enjoying an ice cold drink of water directly from the bottle from our new refrigerator with a substantial amount less money at the bank.