Thats kinda like me, except my curse is to want to try and fix everything, though sometimes it doesnt always work out! haha
At least the FM is the type of body that the meter isnt really required to still have great operation of the camera. I was originally going to tell you to check if the wind lever was moved out to turn the meter on, but it was the last item on your list. Thats the one that usually gets people unfamiliar with the camera.