"The Dynamic Duo" Taking care of business

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The team is at the museum. They are standing at the top of the stairs waiting for Dad to talk to the curator. The man seems to have an attitude problem and Molly is very annoyed with him. She wants to get started on the investigation.

The curator

The team is waiting patiently for Dad to give them the go ahead to start searching for clues. The curator doesn't appear to like the team. He had a look of total disbelief on his face. The team had come to investigate. This man was holding up the case for no other apparent reason. He should be thankful they were all willing to devote their time to his cause. Molly noticed that while he was talking to Dad he kept looking over at Clarissa and Katie. The girls were two of the most devoted team members they had and he seemed to have a problem with them just because they were tarantulas. That was not right in Molly's mind. She had half a mind to go over to him and give him a piece of her mind. Dad would get mad though because they were supposed to be professional at all times. Miss Darcy saw what was going on and every now and then she would fly down off the window sill and buzz the curator's head. He would wave his arms and she would just fly back to the window sill. Miss Darcy was going to give him what for if he didn't let them investigate. She was definitely not a push over by any means of the word. Dad did not look happy.

Beginning the investigation

Finally Dad turned to the team and motioned them forward into the museum. Everyone walked passed the curator and when Molly went by she made a low growling sound at the man. Dad yelled at her and she just kept walking. Milly held her head high and walked by the man like he was part of the wall. Clarissa and Katie inched closer to the man just to annoy him. He stepped back and they went about their business. Robert had a bad feeling about the curator. Something just didn't seem right about him. He had an aura around him that seemed dark. Robert wasn't worried though because he could take care of him if he had too. He was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Robert would show him what was right and what was wrong.

The art of glass blowing

Milly and Sally were partnering up today and they were going to look for clues. They walked over to the section that had the beautiful glassware. There were vases and bowls of all sizes and colors set up in the area. Mom would love a few of these pieces in her china cabinet. Sally had never seen anything as pretty as these works of art. The girls took their time enjoying the beauty of such fine art work. Milly told Sally that glass blowing was a special art that only a few people knew how to do. There was a paper weight in the corner that had a Christmas tree in the middle of it. It was just beautiful. How the tree got into the paper weight was a mystery to the girls. Milly wished she could touch it but there was a sign that said do not disturb so she didn't even attempt to touch the beautiful piece of art work.

The first clue

Clarissa and Katie were starting their investigation in the far corner of the museum. There were some stained glass windows along the wall that were just beautiful. Katie could barely take her eyes off of them. She had never seen anything like it before. Clarissa reminded her that they were really here to search for clues. It was the first time the girls had been in a museum and Katie was having the best time. They made their way over to the wall where the painting was missing. They could definitely see where the outline to the painting was and there was an empty space where the painting should have been. Clarissa walked along the wall where the other paintings were hanging and it appeared that no other painting had been moved. Katie was looking down at the floor. Over in the corner there was a cigarette butt. There was lipstick on the discarded cigarette. People didn't smoke in museums. She was going to go and get Dad. She wondered how the police had missed it. Dad picked up the cigarette with a tissue and placed it in a bag and sealed it. He would turn it over to forensics.

Spike's first science lesson

Rusty and Spike were in a room that was located to the south of the main room. They were looking at what appeared to be balls of different sizes placed around the room near the ceiling. Spike had no idea what they were. Rusty explained to Spike that they were the planets of the solar system. Spike looked at Rusty like he was crazy. He spent a lot of time outside and never saw anything like this in the sky. He had seen the moon but that was it. Spike heard Dad call the team to the big room. Everybody came from different parts of the museum. Dad said today had been a good day. Katie had found the first clue and they were going to drop it off at the police station. Milly was glad they were leaving because her allergies were starting to act up and she'd been sneezing for the last fifteen minutes. There was obviously dust in this old museum. Dad waved goodbye to the curator as everyone went down the steps but he didn't wave back. Miss Darcy had half a mind to go buzz him again but she didn't. Lucky for him.

To be continued...

"The Dynamic Duo" The winter freeze

"The Dynamic Duo" The team is out and about

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Heat, Inventory, Investigation, Museum, Snow, Team, Van, Winter

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Peter so much for the awesome moderation. You are the best!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
4th Nov 2015 (#)

I believe that Miss Darcy visited my yard this morning. Love the beautiful glassware and the amazing display of the solar system. This is quite the knowledgeable team, well deserving of a gold star!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Sherri, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I love museums. They have so many beautiful displays. I do believe the art museum is by far my favorite. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar brendamarie
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Nancy, another amazing chapter. I love your beautiful pictures.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

brendamarie, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you like the pictures. I spend a lot of time looking for just the right ones. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Nov 2015 (#)

The team is meticulous and professional. The Curator cannot be led by "old world" thinking as times have changed - it is now meritocracy that extends beyond our species!

Good that there is a breakthrough straightaway. Thanks Nancy for adding variety to the images too - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Siva, thank you for the wonderful comment. I think the team is very professional and the Curator is not accepting that times have changed. I think he should be very thankful that the team is willing to help him. I trust Robert's instinct and I wonder if something is up with the curator. We shall see. The team has already found one clue which shows their value. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Awesome story and cute little fellow Nancy Blessings and best wishes, cheers!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Fern, thank you so much for your comment. Thanks for following the team here, there and everywhere! You are the best! Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Retired
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Really nice!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Magnolia, thank you so very much for following the team. I'm so glad that you like their story. Smiles to you today and always!

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author avatar Shamarie
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Great chapter, Nancy! I am really enjoying this tale! It is amazing how well Dad and the team work together. They found a clue, which is a start for them to solving the case. Congrats on the star page!!!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Shamarie, thank you so much for the awesome comment. The team is on a role! They've got their first clue! How awesome is that!

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author avatar Floris56
5th Nov 2015 (#)

I live in Toledo, Ohio, the (Glass City), home of Libbey Glass and Owens-Corning. It has also been the home of many excellent glassblowers such as Dominick Labino. I am happy you are featuring glass as art in this story.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Nov 2015 (#)

This certainly is a very interesting change of adventure opening for our intrepid heroes Nancy ...They must have looked quite an unusual group in a museum , especially the Tarantulas.
Your imagination is running riot ...as we say ...:-)
have a very blessed day my friend
Love ...Stella ><

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
5th Nov 2015 (#)

Stella, thank you so much for the awesome comment. Every time I think of the team walking up the stairs to the museum it makes me smile which to me is priceless. I also have to laugh right out loud when I think of the tarantulas walking passed the curator. They are the sweetest girls but he doesn't know that. Miss Darcy buzzing the curator's head is simply a hoot! I'm obviously off and running with this story. I love it. Blessings to you today and always!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
5th Nov 2015 (#)

AmosTheCat, thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I've learned something new from you today! I had no idea Toledo had so many excellent glassblowers. I'm so glad you like my chapter on the museum and I'm very happy you like my segment on glass as art. Thank you very much and smiles to you today.

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author avatar Carol Roach
7th Nov 2015 (#)

interesting, guess it would be normal for anyone to suspect and animal investigation team lol

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
7th Nov 2015 (#)

Carol, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I think you are right. I can see where people would feel it was odd to have a team of animals come in to investigate a crime. I love it!

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author avatar Ptrikha
9th Nov 2015 (#)

Another wonderful addition to the series.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Nov 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I really appreciate the fact that you follow the team from chapter to chapter. You are the best!

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author avatar Kingwell
16th Nov 2015 (#)

Very will written. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Kingwell, thank you so much for your comment. I'm so thankful that you are continuing to follow my stories. Thanks for being my friend! Blessings to you!

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