Sorry I went silent for almost a week. All I can say is, if you are drinking honey wine, make absolutely sure you don't spill it into your keyboard.
And since I will have to wait at least a week before I can get a replacement, I finally broke down and borrowed my stepson's iMac keyboard, just so I can get the text-only tasks done. Next step--to see if a good soak in rubbing alcohol might salvage the ruined keyboard. Wish me luck.