What an informative thread, I've spent a few hours reading it from the start
I stopped by Home Depot and bought the 3/4" pvc elbow that screws right onto my bucket nozzle, no modifications were required. I then put a small piece of tubing on the bottling wand and set the bucket on the counter, it worked out well.
Since I'm a few days away from doing any beer bottling my 10 year old son and I made a batch of root beer and bottled it up to test the system. Everything went well and I had maybe an ounce or two of root beer left in the pail once we were done. This was a really neat learning experience for him as well, learning about yeast, siphoning, etc. It was a science lesson that wasn't boring!
(Sorry for the dishes in the sink but since Mom wasn't home we didn't bother cleaning up before making our mess...lol)
I will put the bottling bucket up higher when I do my beer since I'm not as short and flexible as my son