He ended up on the china cabinet again last night. I plucked him down to put him in the utility room. I had his food, water and a little bed in there along with the litter. This morning he had eaten the wet food - only. He was hunkered down beside the water heater. It is a tight little space where I know he feels safe, but if the water heater would come on, that may be a different story!
I got him out, and he is lurking somewhere. Last I saw him he was on the out side of the baby gate that is blocking the stairs. Layla seems to know she isn't allowed in that hallway without someone with her.