We've nicknamed the laundry room the "break room" since it resembles an office break room and has been our stand-in kitchen. Initially adventurous but now frustrating. How many times can you make one-pot spaghetti on a hot plate? We're ready to have a semblance of a kitchen, even if it doesn't check all the wish-list boxes. We're six months in, short on budget ... yet determined to have a working kitchen by Thanksgiving.