I will keep fighting with it until I get it sorted out.
I post this so you don't think I live a Martha Stewart life where every effort produces "presentable" results the first time, every time.
Another thing I am starting to do is to listen to Beginning Reader books in Spanish. This seems like a fairly painless way to attune my ear. I am putting that out there to put myself on-the-hook.
Any suggests for Youtube "channels" will be much appreciated.