Twenty minutes each way, three times a week. Month after month. Year after year. Wow. Plus the wear on the vehicle. That money could have gone toward food and clothes which we were already short of.
I wish it was at least that! As as have posted, my uber JW father felt that he had to be more devoted than anyone. He volunteered to use his own vehicle to transport people to/from the KH. to do that he made two and sometimes three trips to/from the KH taking people. Of course, he would take us his family first, so we were at the KH at 5pm for the 7pm meeting. Also we were the last people to leave as he would take the others he transported first, meaning that we were still in the KH at 10:30pm, sometimes 11pm waiting for him to come pick us up.
He saw absolutely nothing wrong with that, still to this day he doesn't. I refuse to even look at how much it costed him in gas and time, but the largest cost was in the resentment that he got from his own family, all for his attitude that he always had to do more than the rest.