I just wanted to update you on the tale. I ended up buying the Holmes Bathroom Heater, and it showed up two days later. Not shabby during the holiday season when you've chosen the Free Shipping option, rather than pay for the expedited two-day shipping...
The heater is great. Not because it's especially grand as a heater (it's fine), but because it has something rare, if not unique for a heater. I assume some other models in the world have this, but I haven't come across them. Not that I scour the earth for heaters, mind you. What it has is a built-in timer. So, in the morning now, when I used trudge through my home and end up on the cold bathroom floor in bare feet in the cold bathroom, I now set the timer for about 10 minutes before my bedroom clock-radio alarm goes off. The bathroom heater goes on, and by the time I make my way there, the bathroom is now toasty warm. O joy! Hubba.
Mind you, for the past several days Los Angeles has had a bit of a heat wave, so there's been no point in using a heater at all, anytime, let alone just in the morning. But I have confidence that the temperature will drop again. Unless, of course, the whole Climate Change thing keeps kicking in.
For thems what might be interested in such things, you can find the heater here).