We got smart and rented a drywall lift from Home Depot. For $36 for a day, it was well worth the money. We only used it on the ceiling but you can also use it for walls.
Another key tool is a decent keyhole saw. My task was cutting the openings for outlets and other electrical boxes. I learned to let the saw do the work!
Troy's gift to me - more useful than flowers!
And we could do without these - we both have one now!
We call them Charles and Di - aka the royal couple.
Our progress was slowed by minor illness, other errands and a power outage on Saturday but we should be able to finish this weekend. then we get to play in the mud and sand for a few weeks.