It is my pleasure to host you David, but you may come to regret it. New home purchase on the 23rd, home improvement going on here. I very much look forward to you showing up and giving me a chance to escape a little bit of this drama. Do you think you be here around the 22nd? Broncos / Texans ...
Worst case for you, depending on when you arrive is that you may be drug into some Christmas party or something. Whatever happens I can guarantee some beer drinking.
Remember "less stuff/more money!"