I turned on the hot water in the shower yesterday and black water came out. It ran clean after a few minutes, but when I looked at the water heater later it was definitely tilted. Turns out it's leaking and the water had damaged the floor underneath so it was no longer stable.
|this is the old one|
|this is the new one|
"I have to go get some stuff, and then I'll have to drain the old tank before I can remove it, but it shouldn't take more than a couple hours or so."
It's not quite 3 PM as I write this and the job is done. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am.