HA! Before my husband and I bought our house, we had this apartment with a galley kitchen, the WORST stove, zero counters, and an oven that the door would fall off onto my feet that had no temperature gauge.
I was the mistress of the toaster oven (that we had stacked on top of our microwave b/c of no counters). Additionally, one-skillet meals are super great. You don't have to stick to the norm of hamburger helper type things, but make up your own!
Also, when I needed to, I'd make my own counter space by laying a cutting board over the non-working burners. We actually ate pretty well. You seem eager to make it work, so it probably will.
Good luck! I can attest in my brand-new custom kitchen that it WILL get better