I've been asked about the rat.
I don't know where he has gone.
We haven't had any more sightings.
Brillo Man (btw, henceforth, my dear husband shall be referred to as "Brillo Man" - he can thank Sara for that.)
Anyway...Brillo Man crawled around on the floor and looked under the furniture. He has noted that there is one Sugar Daddy still in place - left untouched. We're assuming that the rat has fled the scene --probably ate some of the rat poison and is in rat heaven somewhere.
Happily, I can report that there is no smell --so the rat did not die somewhere in the wall....
Of course, he only comes out at night - after everyone is asleep...
We have chosen to leave the rat trap in place....just in case!