I found one of these in my laundry room last night and had to kill it. This is the closest picture I could find on the net that matched.
Okay let me say I know that tarantulas are the "nice" kind of spider, but when they are in my house I don't care if they are the Mother Theresa of spiders...they are going to die. And in my defense I didn't know it was a tarantula until this morning when I was thinking about what [the spider] looked like and the thought crossed my mind. I also showed it to Jeff (yes, I saved it until he could come home to identify it for me...and throw it away) and he said it was a tarantula.
All I know is that you don't find tarantulas, scorpions, or cockroaches in Colorado. I'm thinking its time to bid farewell to good ol' AZ.
Disclaimer: You all know I am just being melo-dramatic. We aren't going to move. (Even though it is true what I said about the bugs.)