We have friends that have traveled back into Fallujah to try and provide aid, so again, I sit by the phone waiting for their call. Upon their return we plan on leaving Baghdad until things calm down. I've heard that the U.S. news is full of talk of ceasefire. But that is not what we are seeing. Still I continue to be surrounded by good, helpful and protective friends (Iraqi and otherwise) ... I hear all your messages telling me to leave but I will not leave until my friends return. Period.