How to be the handyman in the house, you asked? Well, just Google for the term handyman. I am sure you will find one that is interesting enough for you to stop and read. Like, what you are doing now. Hehe.
I totally no idea what is this stadiometer for, but I bet my life will be easier if I own it for that specific use if or when the occasion arises. As always, to be the handyman in the house, it is really not looking good if the time you need it most, your tools, they are not there to be used. That is totally sucks big time, you know.
Just do not tell me you do not have your own hammer to punch the nail on the wall, wood when you need it. That is just plain and simple, stupe, if you ask me.
So in short, get your tools around you. If it is not complete, at least reasonable amount of them. Got it? Gotcha man