Well I'm happy to say, that it only took a day and a half and I have what appears to be, perfectly good starter. I washed again this morning after some marginal activity and in less than 4 hours it has almost tripled in size and smells terrific. I don't have any good flour to make pizza dough so I think a good loaf of bread is on the menu soon, pizza for next weekend.
Thanks for encouraging me to work this as I probably would have tossed it. My wife has just recently (a new year's resolution I believe) decided to unplug the extra fridge and threatened to toss the cultures. I'm glad she hadn't yet done it.
BTW, I think my homemade incubator, recovered from deep in the garage, was a huge contributor to the success.
Thanks again guys,