I've use Azimuth and Distance Plugin in the past and it worked with an earlier version of Qgis. It even kind of worked this morning. I realized I had the incorrect active layer. I've closed the project and reinstalled the Plugin. However, I still get this error.
I don't think I have the completely correct answer. Instead of using the active layer. I used the Memory layer. That allowed me to complete the drawing. When I hit the Draw button it brought up a temporary scratch layer, and the Plugin drew the shape on the scratch layer. I was then able to convert the shape to a polygon and put it on the correct layer.