About midnight, I noticed it was getting cold. I checked the thermostat- it was set to 70, but only 65* in the house, and had not kicked on in a while. I turned it up and waited- nothing. I went down to the scary basement (which means going outside, down snowy steps, and into a closet sized basement). The heater has a self lighting pilot- you can't light it yourself. I turned the furnace off then on- it turned on, pouring out ice cold heat.
Woke DH up, but he got the same- no heat. I dug out space heaters and put one upstairs with the kids, a d one in our room (both have fail safe switches- if they over heat or get blocked or knocked down, the power kills immediately). Right now, it's down to 50 in the living room. I have all the faucets trickling, so that we don't wind up with frozen pipes as well.
it's currently 1*F witha wind chill of -10*F.