Being a pastor in a small town makes it really hard to build and maintain friendships.
Well, maybe that should be rephrased... makes it really hard to build and maintain the kind of friendships where you get to actually spend face to face time with one another.
When your nearest friend lives 45 minutes away... (yeah, Tree - I know you live closer on the weekends, but you have your own relationship to tend to!!) it is difficult to intertwine your life with someone. You can't just show up on their doorstep. It takes gas money and energy and an extra hour and a half of driving just to hang out. You can't walk home from Margarita Mondays when you have traveled that far ;)