(Strip Number 4558, Original Publication Date, 27 January 1986)
Panel 1: As Jim curses about getting himself into the stupid fix he blundered into, Elly asks if he's all right....which probably inspires more profanity.
Panel 2: She then tells Mike to get the other flashlight so she can go into the attic and extricate him.
Panel 3: Upon realizing that Jim is too far away to reach, Elly tells him that she'll have to leave to get some plywood.
Panel 4: Down in Lizzie's room, we find that Grandma Marian is more worried about Jim ruining his good pants than she is about the damage he's just caused.
Summary: Well, at least we finally realize where Elly gets completely missing the point from. Too bad we'll have to wait until they relocate the Olds to learn where she gets her habit of hoarding useless things that don't actually come in handy any day from.