It's not my pilot light or the thermocouple. I'm not getting any gas at all. It's probably the gas pipe itself. To avoid blowing myself up or calling the plumber unnecessarily, I schedule an appointment with the Gas Company. This requires that I remain in the house from 7 am to possibly 8 pm tomorrow. (Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him, etc)
I figured this was the best policy since the gas company here are safety maniacs and will give me good advice so as to avoid cheatr plumrs.
It's funny. In our household the shorthand term for a sudden expensive disaster is "water heater."