Bucket Ball

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC 3380-000723

I love seeing it when a kid wants or needs something and then goes about getting it!

This young man, and I think it was a kid who put this up, lives way out in the rural boonies, has no school nearby with a basketball court, no church nearby that might have a facility, and homes all around without driveways or patios that might house a backboard and hoop bought at the store.  Maybe they didn't have money to get one.  But this kid was undeterred!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That bucket is installed with only a couple of nails.

The top of the "hoop" is only 8' high.  He couldn't put it any higher because there would be no backboard.

This should be filed under:

Creativity

Making the Most With What You Have

Having a Dream and Wanting To Bring It To Pass

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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William Feela
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What ever works.  Now days...that would never fly in most places.  It would have to be new and the right height, not to mention endorsed by someone!

May 27, 2010 11:50 PM #1
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Lenn Harley
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HA!  I wonder how many balls go in the window or door??? 

The ingenuity of the country boy is endless.  How often do we see the rustic tree house or old tire hanging from a tree limb?

Lovely.

May 27, 2010 11:50 PM #2
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Cindy Jones
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When asked by his dad that night how his basketball game went the young man replied...oh dad you know it was just a drop in the bucket.

May 27, 2010 11:53 PM #3
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Jay Markanich
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William - I don't think that kid cared!

Lenn - isn't that cute?  I bet he played a lot.

Cindy - that bucket isn't much bigger than the drop that went into it, but good one!

May 28, 2010 12:04 AM #4
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John Mulkey
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Jay - We'll just have to watch to see if this kid shows up in the NBA.

May 28, 2010 12:42 AM #5
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Jay Markanich
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We will never know, John, unless some future newsreel has a historical blurb on the kid when he goes to the Olympics or something.  The house was vacant, and I never saw the family.

May 28, 2010 01:03 AM #6
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Charles Buell
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Jay, that may explain the missing glass above too :)

May 28, 2010 05:10 AM #7
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Jay Lloyd
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Hi Jay, Very creative indeed! This kid could be a future builder....or home inspector? Have a wonderful holiday weekend, jay

May 28, 2010 07:44 AM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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My psychic prediction is that this young person...maybe it was a girl...they play sports too....will succeed at whatever she/he attempts...she/he knows where there is a will....she has the vision to make it happen !

May 28, 2010 10:02 PM #9
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Jay Markanich
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Charlie - you may be right!  It is a shed though, so it may have been plexi-glass...    ;)

Jay - a future something at which whatever is needed will probably be brought  to pass.

S&D - with all the paper left on the side of the bucket, it doesn't appear to be something a girl would put up.  But who knows!  Creative kid, making it happen - reminds me of me.

May 28, 2010 10:35 PM #10
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James Quarello
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Great insight into something most people would hardly notice, yet you found meaning in an old bucket.

May 29, 2010 01:07 AM #11
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Jay Markanich
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I was really impressed by it Jim.  That is probably a really cool kid.

May 29, 2010 03:07 AM #12
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And then again it could be dad trying to help his kids have a way to shoot hoops on a low budget....

But I like thinking it was the kid who made it happen like you said.

Gloria

 

Jun 05, 2010 10:36 AM #13
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Jay Markanich
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Thanks Gloria, I do too!

Jun 06, 2010 04:37 AM #14
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