First, a short, but very important tangent:
We didn't get a chance to talk about this in our video, but we wanted to raise awareness about Black Lives Matter. Being privileged Canadians, we thought that this wouldn't affect us, but as we unearthed more evidence on systemic racism, we couldn't ignore it any longer.
What you don't see behind the camera is that our differences in comprehending what "Black Lives Matter" means to each of us caused a huge rift in our relationship. We heatedly discussed what white privilege meant, racist acts we had both faced, biases we both have, and how we can be better.
We encourage interracial couples (and generally, all couples) to explore these topics, regardless of how uncomfortable it makes you feel, because you're at a special advantage where you can see a broader perspective as two.
Anyway. What a HUGE month for us! We knocked so many things off our list and crossed some major milestones, including installing our skylight, putting up our first wall, and framing the layout. We also take Cubert out for his first mini local trip, hit up Home Depot, and cut our butcher blocks! The whole build is coming together, slowly but surely, and we're so grateful that we have this project to keep us sane during the lockdown.