After finally getting the structure under control we turned our efforts to making the outside of the building and the surrounding grounds look a little more attractive. We got the driveway paved. I built a shed to house the equipment that had been sitting under the porch. We put in some bushes and flower beds and a picket fence in front.
We also turned the the front lawn into a vegetable garden. Since we have no backyard (the house sits about 7 feet away from the property line), this was the only place for garden that would get decent sun. And the side benefit (other than food) is it dramatically cuts my lawn mowing time.