RUSH: Here’s Amy in Fort Eustace, Virginia. Amy, thank you for calling and waiting. Nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Thank you so much for taking my call, Rush. I’m very excited to be talking to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just wanted to call, first let me tell you a little bit about myself really quick. I grew up an Air Force brat. My father did not retire until I was a freshman in college. Then when I was 20, I married a man who had just finished up flight school in the Army, and that was almost 15 years ago. So my whole life I know the military lifestyle, that’s about all I know. Along with that comes moving around —
CALLER: — all the time. I’ll be 35 years old this year. I am in my 21st house in my life —
RUSH: Whoa ho-ho-ho!
CALLER: Yes, we move all the time. The Army has moved us eight times in the last 14 years. But, you know, I’m not complaining about that, I like it, it’s always an adventure.
CALLER: But I was just talking with my mom the other day and none of my family lives anywhere that I ever lived growing up because they have moved around as well, so I really don’t have a concept of going home anywhere. I go visit family, but it’s not really my home, it’s a strange city, you know, and we were trying to think of what constitutes home for me, and of course wherever my husband and my kids are, that certainly helps, but also I had this realization that no matter where I have lived, especially over the past ten years or so, I have had Rush Limbaugh. We have the radio everywhere, and I can just turn it on, and I wanted to thank you for being, I guess my stability and my home, especially for the past ten or 12 years.
RUSH: Wow. I don’t know what to say. That is so sweet. That’s so nice. Sweet’s a metrosexual word.
CALLER: Well, you’re much more attractive than the new Brawny man.
RUSH: Well, thank you. Thank you. I agree with that. Wow, I’m not often speechless and I’m not speechless now because I’m talking, but that’s one of the nicest things anybody’s ever said to me.
CALLER: Well, thank you. I’ve been trying to get a hold of you.
RUSH: That you would take the time, of all things to take the time to call about, to thank me for that or to mention that, that’s very, very touching. Of all the things you obviously have going on in your life, to stop what you’re doing today and make this phone call is —
CALLER: I’m actually sitting outside the Fort Eustace military base because I can’t talk on my cell phone when I’m on the post —
RUSH: So you left your home to make the call, even?
CALLER: I was driving, and I wasn’t sure I was going to get through and I thought while I was driving I would try, and of course I got through, so I pulled over and I’m sitting here. It’s at least 180 degrees out here, and I’m not going to be able to get my grocery shopping done because now I have to go pick up my kids, but we’ll just go out to dinner tonight and celebrate that I got to talk to you, and it’s a good day.
RUSH: Well, that is so nice. I wish my mother were alive to hear you say that. I really do — my mother — this would make her so proud. It would wash away whatever bad memories she might have of me for at least a couple days.
CALLER: Well, good.
RUSH: No, no. I’m kidding. This would be something she’d be telling all of her friends about.
CALLER: Well, good.
RUSH: She was always so excited when anybody loved her little boy.
CALLER: Well, we absolutely do here, and we talk about you and your show, and my husband has received one of the 24/7 for the military, one of the subscriptions.
RUSH: The Adopt-A-Soldier thing.
CALLER: Yes. And so when he is traveling around, he logs in and when he’s not able to listen to you during the day, he logs in and can get updated. So we just enjoy you and enjoy your show, and I wanted to tell you that you are like home for me. So thank you.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that more than you know. I tell you what I’m going to do. I want you to hang on here. Mr. Snerdley will come get an address for you. I want to send you a bunch of Nobel Peace Prize commemorative coffee mugs.
CALLER: Oh, wonderful!
RUSH: Yes. I might throw a couple other things in there, too. This is one of the highlights of the week here is your phone call. I thank you again so much.
CALLER: Thank you so much.
RUSH: And, by the way, Amy is in the top ten of my favorite female names. Just so you know.
CALLER: Well, thank you. I was named after my grandmother, a very good woman. Thank you.
RUSH: Obviously she was and so are you.
CALLER: Thank you so much.
RUSH: Does your husband know how to do fix-up things around the house?
CALLER: Ummm, he likes to think so. (Laughing)
RUSH: See, there we go. (Laughing) ‘He likes to think so.’
CALLER: I’m going to get in trouble now. He’s not listening. We’re going to play this, get it off-line, and I’m going to be in trouble, but no, he —
RUSH: No, that’s an endearing, loving comment. That’s nothing he’s going to get mad at.
CALLER: (Laughing.) He’s actually pretty handy. I get nervous if he ever has super glue or weed killer in his hands because he tends to go over overboard there, but other than that he’s pretty handy to have around.
RUSH: All right, terrific. You hang on here, don’t hang up. I just remembered something. I have to tell this short little story. I was married, living in Kansas City, bought a little house, had no business buying it, but did. I had a next-door neighbor who just was constantly repairing, fixing, taking the oil out of the car, putting it back in, just to do it, always on the roof, had a couple six-packs up there with his buddies. My then-wife was saying, ‘Why don’t you do things like that?’ ‘I don’t want to. I’ll hire someone to get it done.’ It was a judgmental thing. I’ve never been interested in that fix-up stuff. Which is why I have staff. But anyway, all of that that we’ve been discussing reminds me.