(Strip Number 290, Original Publication Date, 24 July 1982)
Panel 1: As they head out to the car, John tells a mildly-overstimulated Mike to settle down a bit; Mike says that he can't help it. Given that this is a novelty and he's like, what, eight, I can buy into not only this but John's need to have quiet when he's heading down the highway to the train station.
Panel 2: Elly's silhouette tells Phil goodbye as well as to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Panel 3: He then asks Farley if he wants to watch TV or maybe have a little light conversation.
Summary: The mildly funny punchline depends on Phil not knowing that many people in town to work; since we only ever see him with the family or with Connie, my guess is that apartment hunting will take up most of his spare time because he's sort of out of social options.