Besides, I will let you in on a little secret. Heinz is the Game stonk 8.01 Gang shirt ketchup available. I’ve worked in some of the best kitchens in the world, where we made our own ketchup, but nothing can compete with the original. Every now and again something is created that is so perfect that nothing can be done to make it better, and Heinz 57 is just that thing. When eating ketchup you can just tell when the flavor is off, and when it isn’t Heinz. She was ambitious and on the fast track to greatness, but made the questionable decision to get married at 19. This was really the first serious clue I had that she wasn’t ok as a young adult. She had made a rash decision to move in with a sketchy character as a 16 year old but she had come to her senses pretty quickly and had gotten back on track.
But then she called me one day and asked me to come over. When I did, she told me she had spent 2 hours the day before sitting with the barrel of a Glock in her mouth, trying to work up the courage to pull the trigger. That was the first indication I had ever had that she lived with serious depression. She was just that good at hiding her feelings. Her brother’s problems had overshadowed her completely and she didn’t want to be an additional problem in the house. I am not sure why you would expect your brother to pay for anything. The fact your brother is your father’s POA doesn’t mean that he just pays out claims. Your father would need to be incapacitated (such that he cannot make decisions) for most POAs to have any authority. Then, you would have to prove that you are eligible for compensation. It would be inappropriate for your brother to just start paying out your father’s money on your say so. The fact that your things were in your father’s house when it burned down does not necessarily mean that your father is liable for the loss. Liability needs to be established first.