Yesterday B stopped by, as he was down here working on the building in SE. It turns out that B&K bought a brand new toilet for one of the bathrooms there, and it didn't fit the old plumbing, so they are giving it to me! All I need to do is hire someone to remove the old one, and install the new one, and Acorn Cottage will have a new dual flush, chair height throne. Much gratitude to the generosity of friends (and the quirkyness of old plumbing)
Now 'tis needful to ask around for recommendations for plumber and/or handman type folks here in Portland that my local circle of friends have had good experiences working with... Any advice?