No need to applaud.
I'm no hero.
I just did what any girl would have done in this situation.*
Okay. You can applaud a little.
I'm leaving it there until morning. If it's gone at that point, the freaking out will commence.
Ps - I laid in bed for a while that night, wondering if I should go put a weight on top of the glass to keep the gecko from getting out. And then I couldn't help but laugh as I pictured the tiny gecko lifting the glass and 3-pound weight up and escaping.
*This situation, of course, being that her husband was already in bed, grumpy, and would no doubt be less than thrilled to get up and catch a gecko for her at 2 a.m.