Capn when do you want to put the lights up. I might be able to help out this weekend. Just to let you know Im not very good with tall ladders (Phobia of mine). But I will offer assistance where I can. (regular step ladders are fine).
I hear ya with wanting the help Peg Leg. I have a steep pitch and got shot down in flames when I asked mini. So, I just put lights around my porch (which I can reach) Now we have cheesy outside xmas lights <_<
I don't think so Peg ~ I think once alcohol hits your system it is like sugar (or carbs) and that would throw your diet off. I can think of other ways to catch a buzz if'n you need to, but you may get the munchies then you'll really be screwed!
ps. here's a really good snack I used to make when I was on the Atkins diet - BLT roll-ups - no bread just use huge pieces of leafy lettuce and wrap up the ingredients in that and chow 'em down. they were totally jam!!