We went to my parents' to celebrate Wiz' 21's birthday. We were late because I had a panic attack before we left. Not terribly unexpected, but I wish it wouldn't happen. We did have a nice time once we were there. My niece was NOT supposed to be there, but seh showed up shortly before we got there. Bro was told he could NOT come because I was coming. Seems bro took his dogs and niece for a walk around the lake. He parked on the lot of a local factory rather than across the street (a 4 lane highway with 55 mph speed limit) in the lot provided for the lake and the walking path. It was dark when they finished the walk. So they go to the well lit factory and bro cannot find the car. He calls 911 and my dad to come get niece. then they walk less than 50 steps and there is the car. So they go back to the phone they borrowed (cause of course he forgot the phone - that my mother pays for so he will have it to keep niece safe) but cops are almost htere and so is my dad. There is NO barrier, building, fence or corner to explain why he did not see his car. The factory parking lots are VERY well lit, there are also street lights, and there is zero reason why he could not see his car. husband drove out to look at it after we got home because he was curious. This sounds like bro is drinking. I know for a fact that this is something that he did many times when drunk. We have heard stories about his recent exploits from people in the area, and it all adds up to bro drinking in my mind. My mother is trying to convince herself that this happened because bro was up all night studying for a final. This was the excuse, but even his daughter wasn't sure if he was up all the night before or was planning to study all that night as the reason for losing his car. She seemed to want me to say something about how finals make this possible. I mostly listened and played bobblehead because nothing I could say would be helpful. I loathe the way my bro is tearing up my parents. I could tell that my father does NOT think this is funny and that he is aware but not yet admitting that bro is not sober. I wonder how long it will be before my mother can admit it. Not sure I want to know. I do let my mother tell me about bro. It helps her to talk about him, and she needs that support.