Some things are easier: they let you put a rolled up towel under the knee for the thigh crunches which is a lot easier than having it flat. Some are a trade off: have to hold the knee bends 15 or 20 seconds instead of 5, but only need to do it 5-10 times instead of minimum 15. Some are new and a pain, like standing and lifting each leg in turn, because I can no longer stand straight without support and even then it's iffy. But the sit to stand exercise includes the useful instruction to clench the glutes when getting up, which makes it much easier.
Severe thunderstorm roared through this evening which made it a good time to try my new ear plugs. They work very well except for the amazing amount of wax in my right ear, which the plug seems to have sucked out. Plugs come two sizes, and while the larger are more comfortable, the smaller block noise better. Granted, ears in the allergy season aren't happy about having anything inserted in them, still. Hopefully the allergy season will be over by the time I go in.