I got it figured out. Our furnace is a little old [if you couldn't tell] and it doesn't have a ****.. but some little POS bolt [don't ask me how it works]. Turned it to "Pilot" lit pilot, held primer for a while, turned it "On" and walked away from furnace. Turned on tstat, with fire extinguisher in hand.. ready to save my engine parts in the basement.
Glad to say, the house has warmed up 2* both down and upstairs.. and man does it feel warm