It just goes to show how much I love my husband, and how tired I knew he was, that I did not go running and screaming back into the bedroom and wake him up to save me.
Instead, I emptied half a can of bug spray onto the poor creature. I practically asphyxiated myself in the process. I don't think that much bug spray is supposed to be released in a room that's 8' x 4'.
I really am not that squeamish, and I don't have a phobia of bugs or spiders. This picture just doesn't do justice to how large this creature was, with all of its legs extended. At least four inches diameter, I would guess.
I don't know if I will ever, ever be able to use the bathroom at night with the light off after this.