I have a really cute neighbor, but I've had trouble starting a conversation. Often times I have been smoking a cigarette on my patio and I will see her doing the same on her patio. However, we're ~5 apartments away so I'd basically have to shout at her to open, and that doesn't seen right.
I have seen her walking by a couple of times, and I've said "Hi/how are you doing?" each time, but have never gotten past that. Also we both live on the 2nd floor, so that seems to make it a little more difficult/awkward to just walk over and open. But maybe that's just me making excuses.
This is my first post, so it might help to disclose that I am a rAFC. I have not been an AFC my whole life, just fell into a really bad slump. Also, any forewarnings as to problems that are likely to arise between "un-exclusive" neighbors would be appreciated.