Bought about three grand worth of bitcoin when it was selling for 900 something five months ago. It was supposed to be a long term investment for my newborn daughter.
In an overabundance of security and to minimize the desire to dip into it in the future, I deleted any trace of the wallet from my computer and put the only private key on a usb card that I kept in a secure place. I don't even have the address, which is kind of dumb because I told myself that I was going to make regular purchases to that wallet from every paycheck.
Five months and some emergency surgeries, job changes and other unexpected bills later, we are very close to brokw. My fiance is begging me to sell off a few thousand to make it through the month. I really don't want to, but she is right that we are not really in a position to sit on potential cash when we have some shitty interest rates staring us in the face.
I got the usb drive with the key and found out that it wasn't the usb drive with the key. It was a random card with a bunch of my spreadsheet projects from work. The usb drive with the key ended up being overwritten… with more work spreadsheets. Maybe. I don't know, I have a dozen, they all look the same and the labels apparently don't stick. I just know that I don't have the keys, I don't even have the address.
So now I'm shitting bricks trying to figure out how to break the news to my fiance. She was pissed at me for wasting the money on btc to begin with instead of "real money". Now I have to explain how I lost the money that would now be a little more, but in the future could have been much much much more. Money that was supposed to be a gift from my grandmother to my newborn daughter. Money that was supposed to be our piece of mind.
I have a bad feeling that the wedding may be off.
I'm going to go cry now.