Without trying to sound defensive here...
The thoughts and ideas come when they come my dear
I was thinking more of expanding the time range as it seems there is a group of people here that could only join earlier in the day. @Zambezi Special for instance just can't make 6PM EST work. There are others as well who just aren't able to participate, so why not extend the hours? Of course this would only be possible if Josh could oblige us, much like Nosy did. Otherwise, maybe there is someone else with a zoom account that could host an earlier meeting. More of a join when you can, and see who you see. As opposed to trying to squeeze people from around the globe into a "compromise" time slot.
I will check with my employer to see if they would be okay with me hosting a Teams meeting for an earlier group.