So it's been a week and a half. I checked on my beer today and this is what I've got so far. The white specks are new. A good sign?
Funny thing is I had two left over Mr. Beer kits so I put them in their little fermenters. The one is an American Porter and the other the Bavarian one. The porter had so much blow off. I had never seen a Mr Beer kit go that crazy. The Bavarian one is less active. I did jazz them up a little. I put some honey in the Bavarian and for the porter I put some pure maple syrup, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. It smelled amazing.