(Strip Number 1384, Original Publication Date, 12 December 1987)
Panel 1: As John and Elly look on, Lizzie hugs the evil car while Mike is excited that the thing is theirs.
Panel 2: When John tries to get her to forgive him for not making the sensible purchase, Elly doesn't mind.
Panel 3: He tries to figure out why she's not mad at him and doesn't mind that he traded in his boring-ass sedan for a zippy little number like the yellow one.
Panel 4: Clarity ensues when she says that he's got to drive just that car all winter.
Summary: This is the closest we're going to get to Lynn being a jerk about Rod opening that clinic of his. Just as John is supposed to ride what Lynn thinks would have to be an icebox all winter, Rod is supposed to suffer through snow days because she can't deal with defeat.