So i thought give an update on the yeast situation in my beer. I just pitched one vial (LHBS recommendation) w/o a starter at about 70F. the ambient room is temp is low 60's. it took a couple days but the yeast was going crazy strong, it has since began to slow down. It looks like it will do the job and make some hopefully good tasting beer.
once again thanks for all the help, advice, and suggestions