I'm a newspaper reporter in my late 20s, originally from New York, now living in Iowa living the glamorous life of an underpaid journalist.
Patrick is a very considerate guest. He arrived when my husband and I were still working (from home), and left to explore the city. He forgot something that he dropped (email hidden) and texted me before coming back to get it to be sure he wouldn't be disturbing our work. He also left quietly the next morning. If I hadn't already been awake, I wouldn't have known he had even gone! He left a nice note for us, too, thanking us for hosting him.
Patrick and I had great communication. He kept me informed every step of the way! He sounds like a very nice person and it would have been great fun! It was disappointing when he called to say he would not be coming. But I completely understand, the weather has been crazy in the Midwest, and he just got a promotion at his job and was having a difficult time getting out of town because of his new responsibilities. Not to worry, my place is always available when ever he wants to come and visit Chicago! Look forward to meeting and hosting you when you are ready! Good luck with the job!