Well, it has been since Saturday, and no activity in airlock - and I know this cheapo Pail has never gotten a good seal, so I carefully lifted the lid, and BEHOLD ! Frothy fermentation !!
I thank you for your feedback ... I should have just gone to the DanStar site...
I have gotten into the bad habit of anticipating the magic bubbler to start its thing, and get a little streesed when it doesn't go off like clockwork...
A valuable brewing lesson -- trust the process !