I cut out a new counter from plywood and covered it with left over marmoleum (plan to do this for the kitchenette counter as well). It’s camouflaged sitting on the stool over the floor.
Nathan sent me a suggestion for a 12volt cooler since I could not afford the $11oo frig replacement. I installed the overcounter cabinet (thanks for the extra set of hands Craig), the new counter, and then cut another similar piece and made a shelf to have the cooler off the floor and create more storage space.
You can sit on the temporary futon (future dinette) and have a cold drink on Rosie.