But today I hit pay dirt.
Here's the sketch I made of the fuzz ball. It was in a little triangle asterism almost dead center between Leo and Leo Minor this morning at 5:30 CST. Very easily seen with direct vision as a patch of light like a circular (mostly) cloud.
The image has been mangled by the scanner and mashed by PS but it gets the idea across. This is my first real attempt at sketching a comet so bear with me...I aim to improve and can't wait to sketch it again and track the movement.
I wrote up the full observing report on my blog if you're interested.