Depressing holidays with no kitchen
Our house remodel is far behind schedule. We started demo on August 1 and have been without a kitchen for 4 1/2 months now. (Other areas of the house are torn up too, but the lack of kitchen is the biggest problem.) I expected the kitchen would be finished by early December, but there were delays with our GC finishing the first stages of the remodel, and now there are delays with our custom cabinetry. We won't have cabinets until sometime in January.
Our "kitchen" right now consists of a fridge, microwave and sink in the garage. Our dining set is in storage until the work is done. We do not have any family nearby, and most meals are take-out or nuked Costco/grocery pre-prepared foods served on the couch or floor. I hate that my family is eating like this.
Thanksgiving dinner was stuffed turkey breast, mashed potatoes and other Costco items microwaved and served on my 4-year-old daughter's play table and chairs. (It was actually pretty funny eating at that tiny table in the middle of our empty kitchen -- and I thought we were going without a kitchen table, lol.) We thought about going out for Thanksgiving dinner, but we have 2 young children who do not do well in restaurants, so we would not have been able to enjoy the meal. We are facing the same thing for Christmas. I would be okay with skipping the holidays this year personally, but I feel so bad for DH and the girls, especially since the remodel was my idea. We were supposed to host my parents, who live in assisted living in another state, for Christmas, and now we can't do that either.
I know we should be grateful to have a home, as other face far worse circumstances, but I am still depressed. If any of the rest of you are without a kitchen for the holidays, how are you coping?