So apparently when I opened the furnace one evening, it blew out the gas light? It wasn’t until late night TV time when we all starting whining about being cold that I discovered it.
There was an instruction sheet attached to the inside of the panel that had me crawling around smelling for gas. THANK GOD I had not eaten any hard boiled eggs today.
The instructions for resetting the thing were pretty straightforward though, and soon we were all comfortable. I’m still glad we bought a house with gas, the energy bills are dirt cheap compared to the old place.