For inquiring minds like Jamie & Amy :) - we got rid of the slider because it was from the 1970's, made our room either the hottest or coldest room in the house, we were sick of always having the curtains closed because you never know when you need to do a quick change of clothes, we wanted a better wall to position our bed on and now can have wall sconces wired in, and finally, because we have another slider that is off the deck from our eating area.
Oh, and I think in the five years we lived here we used it five times.
Enough reasons ladies? ;)
9:00 a.m. the old slider is removed from our bedroom.