And, Jason, the shades guy came, and I have no idea how much it's going to cost me but he has the PERFECT solution for me. And he's very nice and organized and efficient and did I mention nice? (I love it when work people/service people come to your house with their own shoe booties. I never ever let them use them and sometimes it's a struggle. I bought carpet that shoes no dirt for a reason. BUT the fact they make me tell them no sets a tone of respect for me and my house that you just can't buy with words.)
Anyway, after we did the You Don't Need The Booties, Honest, dance, he came in and sussed out the situation and carefully questioned me about exactly what I was saying and what I wanted and then showed me options. Of course, I fell in love with the fancy one. It's like fabric shutters. You can go all see through dark like I have now or shades all up OR there's a third option I'd never even heard of where the dark lifts up and reveals a semi dark.
PLUS! I do NOT have to have one shade for the sliding glass doors. I can have two so I can get air in the opening and still block out some light.
AND I can control it all via a remote control - by individual shade or all at once.
I am sooooo excited. 2-3 weeks. He's going send me the quote tonight or Monday. I am sure it's going to be pricey but I am so worth it.