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Legend has it that the Island of Avalon is where King Arthur went to recover from the wounds he suffered in battle. I really like that. A good restaurant is where I go to recover from the wounds I get building houses. You’ve read the paper, you know what I’m talking about.

72,000 ladybugs released in a mall took the place of pesticides in honor of Earth Day 2013. This was the way the Mall of America in Minneapolish thought was most appropriate for the annual celebration. IB Times reports April 24 that this is done in an effort to protect the greenery from aphids inside the shopping establishment.

Energy Star products meet the energy specifications of the US DOE, are essentially guaranteed to save the user money, and pay for themselves. Ladies, tell your husbands that you are just trying to save the family money, and you will get that new Energy Star drier without a problem.

An adult bedbug can survive 550 days without food. WebMD’s bedbug article says bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.

Please contact Harris County Public Health and Radon Mitigation at (281) 999-3191 between 9am and 6pm to tag for rescue or adopt him. They are located at 612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076. Additional information can be found at their web site here.

Tammy ordered the Beet and Fig salad like a woman taking her wedding vows. It made it all the more tragic when the waiter told her there were no figs available. I swear she almost cried. We were almost angry, but you really can’t be when a restaurant will only serve what they can get fresh. They could have gone to Safeway and bought an old bag of dried mission figs and tossed them on the plate. I ate at place last week where bagged figs would have been a step up. If you want fresh, if you want integrity, sometimes you have to pay the price. Tonight it was Tammy’s turn. She politely passed on a starter, it was still too early for her to date.

Another example is Popular Flooring. This business is popular in Iowa Park, Wichita Falls (hence the name?), but it does not score much on the Contact Us page. They provide a phone number to get a free quote on their floor products, but they did not provide an email. How much information can the “Your Message” section in the contact form allow? Through email, customers can write more information about what they wish to buy. The form did not offer any option on brands, products, quantity or service inquiries.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. Location: 441 N. Boeke Road in Evansville. Phone: (812) 479-0771. The recycling facility is a brick building near the nature center with a small window for depositing cans. Open for recycling from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. No cash payment, but benefits the Wesselman Nature Society.