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Thank you for the suggestions. I'm going to have to think this through a bit more.
Although there is an appeal to the script/batch file approach for a multi-hour advance warning as it's intrinsically linked to the job vs an independent scheduled notification via some other program, I may rethink this priority. Having a notification pop-up on my mobile phone may make more sense from a practical standpoint. Easy to do if my backup schedule remains fairly static just via calendar. Might have to play around with some kind of scripting/automation which might be possible to invoke from a Reflect script/batch file so I can have the best of both worlds. I'm uncertain of what might be out there for scripting Windows 10 to Android, and I'm trying to keep Microsoft's deeper reach (e.g. Cortana, etc) in an off state. IFTTT seems to have a lot of capability, but not sure how well (or if at all) it hooks into desktops.
I saw the settable delay once the job "pre" initiates, but in the evening I might not be near my PC when the jobs starts or for that matter even a couple hours before.
Also want to say I'm growing to appreciate Reflect even as a home user. I used that other very popular backup program for many years, but grew dissatisfied in it's last couple of releases. I like the straightforward approach of Reflect which is easy enough to setup without a UI making it seem dumbed down and somewhat obtuse like my previous backup program.