Well I went to my LHBS this morning and grabbed another packet of yeast. Sanitized everything, dissolved the yeast in some water and then pitched for round two. Got home from work not too long ago ( about 9-10 hours later) and was happy to see a fair amount of regular bubbling in the airlock! Hopefully everything will continue to work out and I'll enjoy a great homehomebrew in a month or so.
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Thanks to everyone for your help!