Panel 2: What the hell happened to Carleen? Since when is she Asian? And wow, the strip is actually catching up to the letters: some of Mike's ten million other jobs are being mentioned! But has there been another time jump, or did he get these "new projects" immediately after publication? And does this mean that their financial situation will rise above the migrant-worker level?
Panel 3: Yes, I have often wondered that. And I see Carleen's learned fast to be a subservient almost-Patterson.
Panel 4: Good lord, Mike looks like Heathcliff. (The Bronte character, not the cartoon character.) And dude, we know you've given up sleep. WITH YOUR WIFE.