As we approach the Northeast, I am deprived of the metars usually supplied by XM Weather. I have no reception on our Avidyne. Signal strength is "low," indicating that the box is working, but no adequate signal is being received. I call flight service over Virginia. I barely remember how. Raleigh radio replies. The weather at our destination is 2,000 overcast, three miles, rain and mist. The fact that Lebanon (KLEB) is in a nonradar environment reminds me that an ILS without radar supervision in mountainous terrain with an unreliable altimeter is the kind of thing Peter Garrison likes to write about in Aftermath. This concept enters my distracted, vaguely displeased mind. I decide to default to Manchester, New Hampshire. They have maintenance there, at Wiggins Airways, where I've had things done before, and they are reporting better weather (3,000 scattered, 4,000 overcast), at least according to the nice man at Flight Service. The terrain is more hospitable. We can rent a car there and get to Lebanon in an hour and a half.