I came home late on Friday night to find a new room mate. It was late and I was tired. I was not prepared to deal with this new addition to our apartment. I thought about just leaving him (or her) until the morning, perhaps with a little sign pointing him (or her) out to my unknowing room mates (the photos don't do the spider's web justice - he/she had made an absolute palace out of the cookie sheet and the dish towel). However, I was feeling squirmy thinking of my little friend chilling out over night on the top of my stove. Nope, I had to take care of the problem tonight. No squatters allowed!! So, my little friend and I came to a compromise, I let him/her live and he/she found a new residence in the back yard.
Needless to say, the stove top is now cleaner. And, I think all of us in the apartment will think twice before we leave out a pan or dish towel for an extended period of time on our kitchen counter.
Blech, I still get creeped out looking at the pictures!!