I saw it! The failed attempt: I looked right into the sun at around 6:45pm thinking it was worth the UV damage since Venus wouldn't be visible again in my lifetime. I saw splochies for the next twenty minutes for my failed efforts. Way too bright. But then, driving home from VBS at around 8:45pm the boys and I were yelling out the window into the sunset "I see it, I see it-at 2 'O clock, right there!" Then Noah yelled "Look at it, just like a little pimple!" That's when I knew he was really looking at the right thing. ;)
How Paris took a picture-it's not a video, not sure why there's a play button there
How NASA took a picture
Why I saw it only at sunset...didn't find this until this morning or I would have known better.
Humanity getting into the event
Right before transit...probably about the time I was straining my eyes trying to see it.