What I'm Seeing Now

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Bucket Ball

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

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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Comment balloon 14 commentsJay Markanich • May 28 2010 06:45AM

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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!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

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!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

Jay - We'll just have to watch to see if this kid shows up in the NBA.

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) about 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

Jay, that may explain the missing glass above too :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Jay, Very creative indeed! This kid could be a future builder....or home inspector? Have a wonderful holiday weekend, jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) about 10 years ago

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 !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

Great insight into something most people would hardly notice, yet you found meaning in an old bucket.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 10 years ago

I was really impressed by it Jim.  That is probably a really cool kid.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

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

 

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) about 10 years ago

Thanks Gloria, I do too!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 10 years ago

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