Picture of Weed Wacker reWrap
Our neighborhood has all these funny restrictions like:
  1. grass CANNOT hang over the curb
  2. weeds CANNOT be allowed to take over your flower beds
  3. lawns SHALL be mowed frequently
  4. grass SHALL not be TOO TALL.

And when these horrible sins are witnessed by the neighborhood nosey patrol more than once, you get a nasty letter:

One of my sins I confess is that I let the grass (umm weeds) hang over the curb too often. I have an electric weed wacker (still on the grid, but at least it's electric) that I use to clean off the hairy curb. But until recently, cleaning off the raggedly curb meant either cough up the $$ for a pre-wound spool of weed wacker line, or refill it myself and have the doggone thing jam up every five feet. I've been choosing to rewind it myself and endure the snarled up line problem because I'm way beyond cheap. Stingy might be a better adjective.

That snarly line thing apparently happens to other folks too. I kept thinking there has to be an easier solution that didn't involve paying more money. So I put my thinking cap on, looked at instructables for advice and I was completely surprised no one has ever written any instructables about this particular hassle.

Until now.
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artfulann (author) 2 years ago
where are the pointy< pointy alligator things>?
Er, you just used them...
artfulann (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
There are a plethora of options – and I’m seeing after interacting with another discussion about font color, that I need to learn some basic html codes.

but having a spell check would be REALLY nice
I browse with FireFox, and it has a ditionary add-on that spell-checks everything you type online.
bajablue2 years ago
Brilliant... and funny, too! ;-D
Jayefuu2 years ago
artfulann (author)  Jayefuu2 years ago
Thank you! And thanks for following too!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Fantastic tips!
artfulann (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thank you!! I'm blushing with pride after having received comments from the great scoochmaroo!

wish I knew how Kiteman makes those subscript comments...
It's magic

Actually, it's really easy. In the normal editor, type the word "sub" between a pair of those pointy bracket things (selkeymoonbeam calls them "alligators"). You finish the small writing by putting "/sub" between the pointy things.

Nesting the brackets makes the writing even smaller.

As a pro member, you can hit the Rich Editor button, and then us the x2 and x2 buttons to make text either subscript, superscript, or both at once.


All of which aside, I actually came to praise your project, and let you know that several of the folk at HQ have referred to it as being "what this site is all about".

artfulann (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
writing small with pro is much easier than knowing how to do the other way...
artfulann (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
I'm so overwhelmed I cannot do any kind of making editing stuff. Because the great Kiteman and Scoochmaroo commented on me in one day.
sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks so much for sharing this! Totally awesome instructable and I will share it with my family and friends! You want to know the best part? I share with my hubby all the exciting things here at instructables also! I love your closing statement, I hope it catches on! Stay cool and happy! Sunshiine
artfulann (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Love your new flower with your instructables!! Thanks for commenting!
Thanks! It is real and growing! I almost want to pick one and preserve them for my picture here. Have a super day!
artfulann (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
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Oh my goodness! I planted them one year and they were so amazing! Did not have a camera then to take pictures. They were huge. One grew outside my kitchen window and the bathroom window. I enjoyed them so much. I saved the seeds and the following year they were deformed. I planted them this year and many did not do well. I have maybe 2 that are very big out of an entire seed package. I was disappointed. The truth is I guess it has been too hot here. Yesterday they were drooping and looked wilted. I am giving them enough water but my tomatoes and cucumbers are not doing well either. I think it is the heat. Last year all summer my tomatoes did not produce fruit. Then about the middle of august we started getting a lot of fruit. Had green tomatoes but did not get very many red ones sadly!
artfulann (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
The deformed flowers mean what you planted (seed) was possibly a hybrid. With the hybrid you will get your big beautiful sunflower. But the seeds mutate. So your big sunflower this year will maybe result in a wimpy flower next year.
Yes, I did not know hybrids did that until that year. I try not to buy them at least for the garden stuff but I could not resist the sunflowers!
artfulann (author)  artfulann2 years ago
But I can grow milkweed which is what my monarch caterpillar is climbing on. I can send you seeds. It isn't a pretty plant, but it will attract those butterflys.
Ah thanks! We have a lot of that growing here. I appreciate the thoughtfulness though! I love that picture though. My sister loves butterflies! I finally got a butter fly bush started! Took me 3 years to figure out how to do it. I assume they attract butterflies?