Friday, February 23, 2001, at 08:48AM

By Eric Richardson

Today is one of those Michigan days that feels like it should be summer. The sky is blue, the snow's mostly melted, and the inside of the car is warm and toasty. I was inspired my this, so I washed my car today. The water on the rear window froze.

I can't wait to leave here. This is my last winter, and I'm very happy about that.