You were here long and you made a good impression on me and I think of you often. Your comment about borrowing a host's lifestyle is poignant and akin to staying in the home of a friend or relative. In early Sept a started a humongous priject of removing layers of siding from 1915 on my rental house in Slippery Rock, and ...wire brushing the original old growth siding, filling thousands of nail holes from the removed siding, and caulking, priming and painting the wood. Relying on young men to help turned out to be a mixed blessing and none stayed due to the height they had to climb. So I was focused on that and not on serving you...and I apologize.
Thought I could respond to a couple things you suggested too. When the other guests left I asked you to keep your towels and personal effects within your room. I always need to collect and launder the towels and washcloths the guests left; I had no way to tell if something was yours. That is why I asked you to keep them in your room - so you would always have them. The other guests seem to have a right to use the bathroom towel racks, and level areas...but they cannot do so if another guest store their personal items there. Hope that makes some sense. If there were no other guests, this certainly would not matter at all.
When a guest checks in my habit is to get their e-mail address and give them my business card with the e-mail address and cell phone number. Mine was left in your room and another one on the hall table. I chose to leave you notes when you were not home when I knocked. I was here every couple days and slept overnight and you could have knocked on my door or talked as we passed in the hallway several times. I actually thought you did not like living here where you were not communicating at all.
It is difficult for me to understand how you do the job you have chosen, living in different places for short times ...and it seems sort of like camping out. And your work is not easy, to get to the venue and then to adapt to a new work site and personnel. I know you said the money was better than Portland...and I am sure you have other talents to turn into income.
I wish you well and want you to know that you have a home here if you come this way. Jack