Panel 2: Yes, it is nice. Interesting how it falls entirely to Phil to make the journey, and how it takes a medical crisis to get him out of his comfort zone. My mom and one of her sisters spent more than a decade essentially estranged, except for Christmas cards and information passed along by the third sister, because each of them was adamant that it was the OTHER one's responsibility to travel across six states.
Panel 3: I can hear it now. "Who's Georgia? Has she ever appeared in the strip? Is she a retcon?" Are we going to get an explanation as to WHY they left so abruptly after buying that house, that John and Elly helped them move into?
Panel 4: Okay, so the teaching offer was once-in-a-lifetime. Does this music institute exist, and is it really that exclusive? Just curious. And I feel a visual gag coming on. And Elly shouldn't be grabbing Phil's arm like that while he's driving.
Panel 5: I don't get it, and I'm not sure I care.