As I returned to the hallway to do the rinse, I was astonished to see a smallish Western fence lizard there, inside, beside the laundry-alcove doors. Christ knows how. I though about going to the car to get the camera, recognized that as deranged, and gently went to catch it. The catch was easy, and I wondered whether the lizard was chilled. But when I let it go outside it shook itself a bit and dashed off.
Fence lizards are so pretty! So deft! And it's so ruins-in-the-Hebrew-Bible to see one inside one's house!