So, first off, things with the neighbor came to a head. I was trying to get to sleep on a Tuesday night and she was talking on the phone – with the phone on speaker – so I knocked on her door. When she didn’t answer, I knocked on the floor. She finally yelled up at me and I went down to explain what was going on. Unfortunately, she was completely unreasonable and yelled at me, so I ended up calling the apartment manager at 1 in the morning, completely hysterical and upset, but she was really nice about it and called the neighbor right away. She also sent a letter outlining the law – which says that sustained, loud noises that can be heard outside of the apartment are not permitted between 10pm and 7am. And since then… we haven’t really heard anything out of her. I’m still a little on edge that she might retaliate, but the manager has explained that she’ll be evicted if she does, and Derek has pointed out that there’s nothing she can do about normal noises that we make between 7am and 10pm, so I’m calming down. It’s just hard dealing with people who are completely and utterly unreasonable. (For example: She complained that she could hear us walking around and any time we drop something on our hardwood floors… uh… duh? We’re not stomping around or making noise after 10pm or anything, so she has no leg to stand on!)
AAAANYWAY… In more happy news, Derek and I spent this past weekend in Napa with his brother and parents. We went to a couple of wineries for wine tasting and had a lot of delicious food. And I took lots of photos!
One of the wineries we went to was Rubicon, which is owned by Francis Ford Coppola, one of Derek’s favorite directors. It was a gorgeous winery and we had a really great time there. The vistas are spectacular.
Afterwards, we had dinner at Auberge du Soleil. It, too, was gorgeous.
And we ended the day with a gorgeous sunset over the Napa Valley.
We can’t wait to go back – maybe just me and Derek this next time ;) – and try more of the great wines and explore more of the beautiful area. :)