I sat down and rolled up my sleeves to figure this thing out and they already knew I was coming. The tutorial they have for Node.js is great (https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/getting-started-with-nodejs#introduction). I was able to walk through getting my app going without all the bs-head-banging I normally do to get these services setup the first time.
From here I can start to figure out how to deploy something that is my own. Have to give them a round of applause for putting in the work to walk me through how to get things done. In all fairness I did have to install some software. It was only one piece of software and the pre-requisite was install Node.js which I had because that is what I am developing in anyway. No big woop.
I only get an hour and half or so a day to work if I am lucky so I have to stop for today but o'boy I can't wait to plug away at it again tomorrow. Too much fun.
The next test is to see how much of my code I need to change for my app to run on Heroku...
I'll see how it goes