You should look at the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual if you haven't already found it.
Lots of info in the forums and Wiki. If you have any questions just post in the forums or jump into chat and say HI. Lots of friendly people will be glad to answer your questions or point you to a thread or wiki with more details.
You already have a several ACL members down in Texas, so glad to see you adding to them.