I’m shopping for a baby monitor, which seems to be cause for some curious looks and concerned questions. But rest assured there are no diapers or baby bottles in my immediate future. No, I crossed that bridge many years ago, which is why I’m way behind on the current technology and why I’m asking a whole lot of questions in the baby supply superstores. And those questions are why I’m getting even more strange looks from the kind but confused sales people.
You see, I want maximum range. The ‘babies’ in question that I want to monitor are my four-footed kids, Loki and Rex, and I’d like to take them to work with me once the boat is in the water. I figure I can drop them aboard, then head over to the office, and take them for walks during lunch and breaks. The thing is, the Haverstraw Marina is BIG. One thousand slips spread across sixty acres big. In fact, the docks are separated into the south docks, the west docks, and the north docks, each with their own parking lots and amenities. The south side is a jumping place, closest to the main offices, the pool, restaurant and bar, ship’s store and more. On the opposite end of the cove, both geographically and atmospherically, the north side is known as the ‘quiet’ side, and that’s where I’ll be docking. But I want to be sure my furry crew members both behave in my absence, and from the office to the north side is a few minutes ride, either by car or dinghy. Rex had always been a good boat dog, though Loki has never been aboard. A baby monitor seems like a possible solution. I’ll be able to keep a watch and listen on them.
Explaining this has led to some odd and skeptical looks from sales people. I’m not sure one sales-woman believed me, and I suspect she came away certain I was actually making up some strange story to cover the fact that I’m the worst parent ever. Perhaps, but I have two fuzzy kids I’ve been promising to take to the boat after she’s afloat, and I intend to keep that promise, but I also want to keep an eye on them. I’m sure there may be other solutions to monitoring my babies. So if any one has any ideas or suggestions, I’d love to hear what you think.Share on Facebook