Latest build gets rid of the extra notifications on reload. Thanks for doing this instead of me having to figure out another hack. It's a shame we have to do any of this but I suppose we've beat that horse to death over the years.
Update on my weird variable issue: I was noting that the sl_User_code (and even the sl_User_code_updated) variables were only sporadically updating. After a lot of head-scratching, I noted that the servo was moving a little slow even though the batteries were showing 66%. I decided to replace them just in case. I noted much faster servo response but, more importantly, the variable writes stabilized. Very strange but I'm happy it's better.
Many thanks, @toggledbits , for your workarounds and your forum advice. My system has been mostly stable for a few years so I'm a little rusty.