(Strip Number 5161, Original Publication Date, 27 July 1989)
Panel 1: Georgia doubles down on trying to convince Elly about how serious the situation she is by trying to use numbers. Telling her that people who paid $55,000 (originally $15,000) for a house they bought forty years ago can sell it for $250,000 (originally $150,000) today impresses me about the severity of things but I doubt it would mean anything to Elly.
Panel 2: Georgia starts to make sense to Elly when she says that since this trend is taking place in their lifetime, it means that they might be the last generation able to afford home ownership.
Panel 3: Georgia then invokes a peril that means something to Elly by asking "What are our children going to do? Move back in with us when they're ready to have children?"
Panel 4: Since big numbers mean nothing to Elly but having children underfoot and in the way for the rest of her life does, she finally agrees that the situation is serious.
Summary: This concern becomes tragic when one remembers that Phil's low sperm count denies Georgia any sort of chance at parenthood (because it would never occur to her to adopt or to go to a sperm bank to make up for Hubby's shortfall) and also when one remembers the Housening.