Dug into a few things for a quick response...
Raspbian Version: Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 \n \l
@zenofmud, I definitely am familiar with that documentation page and referenced it last. What's interesting is that I misinterpreted it. I saw the versions of what to do and went right to the rPi command and ran that.
apt-get install nodered
I'll run this and see where it gets me.
bash <(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/node-red/linux-installers/master/deb/update-nodejs-and-nodered)
Now, before I begin, my entire house would go into a tizzy if this breaks anything. I have several elements controlled purely by this. I figured I'd pause for a moment and see some validation before proceeding. Obviously I know nothing is risk free, but if there is anything obvious that jumps out at you, I'd really appreciate your insights.