Sarah: The tomato crop's just beautiful!
John: (in a bad mood) Yeah, I noticed.
Sarah: Maybe you just shouldn't go.
John: No. LaGrange elected me as the local representative. It's my responsibility. Even with Almanzo sharing expenses, money's just gonna be awfully tight, that's all.
Sarah: Well, when hasn't it been?
John: I just don't want to wind up sleeping in somebody's doorway--especially in San Francisco!