Carol bought this place in 2003; the place was built in 1989. As far as we know, the refrigerator was the original. It had been dying for some time. It's made of lead, probably laced with radium, radon, and asbestos, didn't seal tightly at all, and --as you can see from this picture-- would only stay shut, in the loosest sense, if you propped a heavy stool against it. This is a little too trailer even for me.
The first piece in the eventual replacement of all 1989-era appliances in the kitchen is now in place. Cause we can't climb these stairs forever. :)