As I am laying here is this mosoon we are having in central Georgia a bright idea hit me..
As I always did in my tent camping days, I have tied the set end of my tarp guidelines to the tarp and the other end around the stake with the figure nines. It just hit me that had a used the fixed end on the stake and the adjustable figure nine end at the tarp, I could adjust the tension while sitting under the tarp instead of having to get out from under the tarp to reach it at the stakes. I'll know better next time.
Wow that lightening was close. There might not be a next time!