July 20

It's raining AGAIN. We are still in Port Villa. Jordan and Jonah will be going to the US on Thursday to visit Jordan's mom (who has recently had an operation for Cancer and who will be undergoing chemotherapy beginning next week) and I will be staying on the boat. We are going to move the boat to a mooring for safety as there is nothing I can do by myself if the anchor drags. It will be lonely without the boys. I have no idea what the heck I will do for two weeks on my own. It's funny because sometimes I long for time alone - I guess you have to be careful what you wish for because...

Jonah has a pal, Jack from the boat Castile, and they are playing which is great as there is little to do in the tropics in the rain on a boat. Jack is 7 and they seem to be having a great time. Its great for Jordan and I as we are getting pretty tired of playing Monopoly and Uno.

Jonah's tooth is still infected. I might try to get it pulled here before he goes home and then have the orthodontist in the US put in the spacer. I am going to talk to the French dentist again tomorrow.

Valere, a boat we met in New Caledonia, showed up yesterday and we had Craig, Carol and little Moorea over to have dinner. They are really nice people and we had a lovely time.