A friend set up a telescope at the Claggett Farm outside of Upper Marlboro, and we just got back from getting looks at the transit through her 'scope. Figured the kid would have to live to age 110 to see another transit of Venus across the face of the sun, so we dragged him on out. Once he saw it, he was really quite interested, which didn't surprise me too much: earlier this spring, there had been a stretch when Venus, Jupiter, and Mars were all in the evening sky at once, so I'd taken him outside to see. And the next night (which fortunately wasn't cloudy) he wanted to see it again.
It was pretty cloudy this evening, but we got a few decent-sized breaks in the clouds where my friend could aim her 'scope at the sun, which was a challenge: with the appropriate filter on, you either saw the sun through the telescope, or you saw nothing. She had to sight along the outside of the barrel of the 'scope to get it aimed correctly enough to catch a piece of the sun, then do fine tuning while looking through the eyepiece.
Changing subject, I see the TPM headline says, "Wis. Recall On Track For Massive Turnout." That's a good sign. Consider this an open thread for returns from the recall and other election/primary action tonight, and whatever else is on your minds.