I got a call from the Yashica expert on the evening that he received the camera. I figured he had some questions about something, but no, he was just wanting to arrange payment because the camera was finished. On the same day he received it, haha
Total time away from me including shipping, seven days.
So now the light meter works and he corrected a focus problem and some other stuff. All of the knobs on the camera turn smoothly and with less effort than before, which is nice. I haven't "tested" the camera but I did take it out on a lunch walk yesterday and it seems to be working properly. This is just a digital pic of the negative.