I again found the planets just a few minutes ago [Tue, 23 Feb 1999 11:57:35 (PST)] by shielding my eyes and looking approximately 27 degrees east of the sun along an imagied ecleptic to where they should be located.
In my 35mm eyepiece (10" f/5.6 Dob) they were less than 1/5th the field of view apart, whereas yesterday they were at opposite edges of the field. The change was obvious.
Looking up, I realized they'd been vaporized by clouds. :-(
Still, a very nice sight while it lasted.