I'm from Oakland, California -- where I run a small software company. If you like, I can give you the url for the company, which includes a bio on me, as further background.
I spend a fair amount of time traveling, particularly to NYC.
I know that is a big deal to invite someone you don't know into your home. It's important to me to be a good guest. I keep my belongings tidy and maintain cleanliness in the space generally. I am contentious about schedule and noise concerns. And I'm happy to pick up some things for the house at the corner store, as is helpful.