I accepted the new Software upgrades today, which consisted of OS updates. On first reboot, after the second prompt for the disk encryption password, the OS slowed to a crawl. The progress bar took a long time to switch to the “PureOS” logo, then just “hung” there (or at least was very slow).
Del rebooted, which got things going again and continued the install.
LMK if anyone else had this issue today or soon after.