We have good news!! We got a call from the apartment manager today. After 7 months or so of daily stomping from the bedroom upstairs, the management took pity on us and decided to lay carpet!!! Apparently, it never sunk in to the girl upstairs that 3" heels on a hardwood floor for long hours=many, many sleepless nights for us below. I can't wait...I really hope this is the end of hearing hours of endless pacing in the middle of the night.